Ultrasound emerging as important diagnostic tool in sports medicine


Though ultrasound technology is nothing new in health care, it’s become an emerging and exciting tool in sports medicine in recent years. It’s being used in several ways to help us diagnose patients and avoid the use of time-consuming, costly equipment like MRI scanners.

CME conference to cover hottest issues in adolescent sports medicine

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On Friday, March 6, we’re bringing in local and national speakers to talk about today’s hot issues in adolescent sports medicine. We’ll cover everything from sports nutrition and supplementation to hip arthroscopy for labral tears, to the 2 newest approaches to ACL surgery. My talk will focus on the elbow’s UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) and a common myth associated with it.

Injuries abound in basketball, baseball

Kevin Durant has missed 28 games this season due to a foot fracture and its lingering effects, and was recently ruled out for another week following a procedure to have a screw in the foot replaced.

Sports medicine is taking the spotlight in basketball and baseball these days. The leagues are plagued by multiple injuries — from minor to major, life-threatening scares.

“My heels are killing me!” What is this mysterious heel pain that plagues young athletes?

Youth soccer team kicking the ball

After a long weekend of playing multiple soccer games on hard, dry grass, I can distinctly remember walking around like a geriatric man after a workout at Silver Sneakers. I limped around making painful noises and whining about heel pain. My heels became very sore, felt swollen, and were tender to touch. Although I didn’t know it at the time, I probably had Sever’s disease.

Injuries plagued players in Super Bowl XLIX

Julian Edelman played college football at Kent State. He was drafted in the 7th round by the Patriots in 2009.

This year’s Super Bowl XLIX was an exciting, albeit violent game. New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman played an amazing game, but took a significant blow that’s raising debate on whether or not he suffered a concussion.

Surgery: To do or not to do, that is the question

Portland Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge said his return after deciding to put off thumb surgery "wasn't a one-game thing."

Portland Trail Blazers center LaMarcus Aldridge – probably one of the top 10 players in the NBA – is suffering from a torn ligament in his thumb. He was scheduled to have surgery, but decided against it. Though holding off surgery won’t threaten his career, it could threaten his team’s play-off performance.