262015Aug

Ortho Care for Athletes of All Levels

It’s that time of year again – the sounds of marching bands filled the air last Friday evening as high school football kicked off around the state. Soccer fields and gyms roar with ac­tivity, as do venues for other sports like lacrosse, baseball, tennis and swimming. Many studies show that being active in youth sports…

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132015Apr
“Don’t Give Up.  Get Help”

“Don’t Give Up. Get Help”

Fifteen-year-old Brittany Prescott has a message for those with physical disabilities — “Don’t give up. Get help. Don’t rule out any possibility.” The Handley High School 10th grader, who lives in Roanoke, was born with disabling shoulder weakness due to a brachial plexus birth palsy. “I was too big a baby and had a forceps…

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132014May

Commentary on ACL Injuries in Adolescents

In this month’s issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, authors from Kaiser Permanente in southern California looked at the effect of recurrent injury and surgical delay on meniscus and cartilage injuries in adolescent patients with ACL tears.  Dr. Wilson’s thoughts on this article are below: Treatment choices for adolescents with ACL tears have…

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22014May

James H. Lubowitz, MD Named Editor in Chief of Arthroscopy Journal

On May 1st, Dr. James H. Lubowitz of Taos, NM was named as the new Editor in Chief of Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.  This journal is the premier source, nation- and worldwide, for relevant, correct and current research on topics related to arthroscopy and orthopedic sports medicine.  Dr. Wilson congratulates him on…

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302014Apr

New study shows “all-inside” ACL reconstruction to be less painful

New research just released in the most recent edition of The Knee journal demonstrates that “all-inside” ACL reconstruction results in less short term pain and more accurate tibial tunnel position when compared to older, more traditional reconstruction techniques.  ACL surgery has evolved and advanced significantly over the past 5-10 years and this technique represents the true…

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212014Apr

East Alabama Predators announce Dr. Wilson as their Head Team Physician

The East Alabama Predators have named Dr. Trent Wilson as their Head Team Physician and sports medicine provider.  The Predators are a semi-professional football team based in Opelika, AL.  They are part of the Gridiron Developmental Football League in the Hearts South Division.  Dr. Wilson and The Orthopaedic Clinic are happy to be providing their…

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262014Mar
New Study in the American Journal of Orthopedics

New Study in the American Journal of Orthopedics

Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients Younger Than 30 Years: A Matched-Pair Comparison of Bone– Patellar Tendon–Bone and Tibialis Anterior We conducted a study to compare patient-reported outcomes and graft-rupture rates of bone–patellar tendon–bone (BPTB) and tibialis anterior (TA) allograft primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients younger than 30 years. Patients were retrospectively…

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52014Feb
Baseball Pitch Counts

Baseball Pitch Counts

Baseball Pitch Counts – Safety Guidelines For Youth Pitchers And Coaches From the American Sports Medicine Institute There are a number of baseball pitching count strategies that can be implemented to reduce pitch counts or the number of pitches thrown by young pitchers in games. Here are some recommendations from ASMI, one of the leading…

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282014Jan
Non-anatomic ACL Graft Placement Linked to Reduced Cartilage Thickness

Non-anatomic ACL Graft Placement Linked to Reduced Cartilage Thickness

Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients Younger Than 30 Years: A Matched-Pair Comparison of Bone– Patellar Tendon–Bone and Tibialis Anterior We conducted a study to compare patient-reported outcomes and graft-rupture rates of bone–patellar tendon–bone (BPTB) and tibialis anterior (TA) allograft primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients younger than 30 years. Patients were retrospectively…

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122013Nov
Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

A frozen shoulder is a common cause of limited motion and pain. Sometimes surgery can help to improve both. See info here from the AOSSM.http://www.sportsmed.org/uploadedFiles/Content/Patient/Sports_Tips/3ST%20Frozen%20Shoulder%2008.pdf

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