Why Range-of-Motion Matters, Especially for Athletes and Weekend Warriors

Why Range-of-Motion Matters, Especially for Athletes and Weekend Warriors By: Brian Schulz, MD  The term “range-of-motion” is often used interchangeably with the word “flexibility” when describing any athletic movement. Specifically, range of motion refers to the degree of movement of an individual joint in the body (your hip, knee, or shoulder, for example) to its…

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Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute Studies Impact of COVID-19 on Orthopedic Surgery

May 25, 2021 Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute Studies Impact of COVID-19 on Orthopedic Surgery By: Michael Banffy, M.D. The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in significant changes to just about every aspect of “normal” living for people worldwide. Be it work, school, athletics, or exercise, many things a human could engage in pre-COVID were significantly altered, or in…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Explained

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Explained By M. Ramin Modabber, M.D. There are an estimated 3 million-plus diagnoses of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in the United States each year. And with more people working from home and spending countless hours on their computers and handheld devices (in less ‘ergonomically friendly’ workstation setups) because of the pandemic, these…

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COVID-19, Kids, and Sports

COVID-19, Kids, and Sports By: Joshua Scott, M.D. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released guidance on safe return to sports for children and adolescents in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The AAP wrote the advice specifically for pediatricians to help inform their patients’ parents and caregivers. Still, it includes an array of tips…

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