Football Season means ACL Tears

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the more common injuries to the knee, and the incidence of such tears is even greater in high-demand athletes. Unfortunately, football stars Darrelle Revis of the NY Jets and Brian Cushing of the Texans can attest to this firsthand, as they both recently tore their ACLs, ending… Read More »

Dr. Dines Publishes Textbook on Sports Medicine of Baseball

Josh Dines, along with Drs. Andrews, Yocum, Altchek and ElAttrache, just finished editing a textbook, Sports Medicine of Baseball. The book was published by Lippincott, and its target audience includes Orthopedic Surgeons, Physical Therapists, Athletic trainers and anyone else involved in the care of athletes who play baseball. In addition to editing the text, Josh… Read More »

Anterior Cruciate LIgament (ACL) Tears and Golf Season

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears don’t typically occur in golfers, but then, Tiger Woods isn’t the typical golfer. The ACL is one of four ligaments in the knee, and it functions to stabilize the knee during twisting motions. Tears of the ACL are relatively common injuries, but they usually occur in more high-demand sports, such… Read More »

Platelet Rich Plasma getting athletes back on the field sooner

Despite two weeks of intensive physical therapy, it was probably the platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection that got Hines Ward on the field for the Superbowl when the Steelers played the Cardinals. Ward suffered a sprained Medial Collateral Ligament of his knee during the conference championship game. These injuries can often take weeks to heal,… Read More »

Careful Getting Your Biceps in Beach Shape…

As the summer approaches, more and more of us are visiting the gym to hit the weights and tone our muscles for the beach. Injuries can occur when lifting weights, however, and it is important that we remember to use proper technique to minimize the chances of injury. Ruptures of the biceps tendon at the… Read More »

Phil Hughes on DL with “Dead Arm”

Pain during the throwing motion that results in decreased velocity is commonly referred to as “Dead Arm Syndrome.” It can be related to any of the bones or soft tissues in the shoulder joint, but it usually involves the rotator cuff tendons or the labrum. The rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles but… Read More »

Bull Riding is No Walk in the Park…

On Athlete 360, a new show about sports medicine, viewers get to know their favorite athletes, “inside and out.” Mike Moore admits that “bumps and bruises… are part of the game” when you’re in his business. This assertion is undoubtedly an understatement: Moore is a professional rodeo cowboy and bull rider, and the torn hip… Read More »