Cartilage is the strong and smooth substance that makes up the gliding surfaces in our joints. It is made up of cells call chondrocytes. Cartilage injuries can occur in any joint but are most-commonly found in weight bearing joints like the knee and ankle. The goal of treatment for any cartilage defect or injury is preserving the person’s normal cartilage to prevent future osteoarthritis. Unfortunately, our bodies do not have the ability to heal or repair a cartilage defect with normal cartilage cells. Luckily, there are many different types of surgical options for cartilage injuries.
I was 6 weeks out from my orthopaedic residency training when I got the call from my Sports Medicine Fellowship director to meet him up at Lehigh University for the start of the Philadelphia Eagles training camp. Ok, despite the fact that there was only a minute’s notice, I was going to pack my bag for the 90-minute drive to my dream job. As a lifelong Eagles fan who was only a mediocre high school football player, this was as close as I was going to get to the NFL.
It is truly and honor and privilege to be an orthopaedic surgeon. The practice of Orthopaedics has evolved over time as a highly specialized, technical and sought-after practice. Talented medical students, most often the tops of their classes, aspire to become orthopaedic surgeons and match into 5 or 6 year residency programs geared to make them the next generation of surgeons charged with taking care of the bones of joints of the young and old alike. It is a highly competitive field and we draw from “the best of the best.”
The fall sports season is right around the corner. Athletes should be training to get ready for their sport of choice. Building strength and speed are critical to sports but stretching and injury prevention programs are equally as important. In this blog, I would like to review the critical aspects of stretching. Stretching reduces the risk of injury by improving flexibility and range of motion, improving blood flow to muscle, and reducing pain. If you don’t stretch, the muscles can become shorter and tighter and lead to more risk of injury. There are 4 types of stretching.
He was so pleased he never felt the injection and left smiling from ear to ear.
The fundamental responsibility of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee is to make recommendations that are guidelines, not rules to safely conduct athletic programs and competitions.
One of the most common orthopaedic injuries is a broken bone....
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