Understanding and Preventing Acute and Overuse Beach Volleyball Injuries

Understanding and Preventing Acute and Overuse Beach Volleyball Injuries   By: Michael Banffy, M.D. As the weather heat up in Southern California so does the intense competition in beach volleyball. The California Beach Volleyball Association reports nearly 8,000 active members across more than 10 age and skill divisions scattered throughout more than 20 locations along…

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Breakthrough Technology Can Help Heal ACL Injuries

February 25, 2022 Breakthrough Technology Can Help Heal ACL Injuries        By: Natasha Trentacosta, MD Approximately 400,000 ACL injuries occur in the United States each year. Historically, orthopedic surgeons have had limited options in treating a torn ACL. With ACL reconstruction using today’s standard of care, the surgeon completely removes the remaining damaged ACL and…

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Total Hip Replacement Surgery – Why Younger People Are Undergoing Procedure in Record Numbers

November 30, 2021 Total Hip Replacement Surgery – Why Younger People Are Undergoing Procedure in Record Numbers  By John Tiberi, M.D. The number of total hip replacement procedures in America has increased year over year for decades. Currently, more than 1 million total hip and total knee replacement surgeries are performed in the United States…

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Concussions are Complicated – Treatment Recommendations Evolve

Concussions are Complicated – Treatment Recommendations Evolve By: Ilan Danan, M.D. Concussion is a significant topic of conversation among athletes, sports organizations, and parents of youth sports participants. But what was known as customary for treating concussion symptoms in the past, and subsequently what was required for an athlete to return to play post-concussion, continues…

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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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