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Coyner Recognized at Women of Innovation Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Coyner on being named a finalist for the 2018 Women of Innovation® Awards. Recognized in the category of Academic Innovation and Leadership, Dr. Coyner was selected by a panel of judges from over 130 nominees. The Women of Innovation Awards recognize women accomplished in science, technology, engineering, and math, and those involved in…

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Hip Arthroscopy in Young Athletes

By Dr. Katherine Coyner Many parents are surprised to learn that adolescents can experience hip disorders. There are, in fact, a number of disorders that can cause children pain during everyday activities and limit their ability to participate in sports. Conditions In patients age 18 and under, we see conditions ranging from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis…

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Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Child

By Dr. Katherine Coyner An educated parent is an empowered parent. The more you know about your child’s medical conditions, the better positioned you will be to choose the right doctor for your child. How To Check Credentials Doctors are increasingly being put to the test. Experts have developed practice guidelines detailing how physicians should…

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When Should My Young Athlete See a Physical Therapist?

By Karen Wojcik, DPT, OCS, ATC Did you know that physical therapy can help with everyday aches and pains, as well as injuries that happen more suddenly? Physical therapy can help your young athlete with a wide range of aches and pains that are caused by muscles, ligaments, tendons, or illness. Exercise, hands-on techniques, and…

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7 Guidelines for Injury Prevention

By Dr. Deena Casiero   Injury prevention is a hot topic for athletes at every level. Everyone wants to know: How do I train harder, run faster, and get stronger without putting my body at increased risk for injury? Not all injuries are preventable, but by following these seven guidelines you can certainly reduce muscle…

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The Danger of Sexual Predators in Sports

By Dr. Anthony Alessi The recent conviction and sentencing of Larry Nassar should be a reminder to all that vigilance is necessary to protect children from predators. More importantly, Nassar violated an established trust between a patient and physician. This and other recent episodes of abuse have also shattered the faith placed in organizations and universities…

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New Concussion Blood Test Shows Promise

A concussion is brain trauma brought on by a biomechanical force. It consists of a group of neurological symptoms that impair the patient for a variable amount of time. The symptoms are often not immediately obvious to the patient or an observer, making the diagnosis of a concussion challenging. The recent announcement of an FDA-approved…

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Improper Use of Smelling Salts A Growing Concern

By Dr. Anthony Alessi   Athletes are always looking for an edge that will improve performance. Often these efforts are ill-advised and at times harmful. One practice that has become popular among high-level athletes is the use of smelling salts to increase alertness. Smelling salts consist of spirits of ammonia. The use of smelling salts…

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Carpal Tunnel (A.K.A. My Hand is Numb, Tingly, and I Can’t Sleep!)

By Dr. Craig Rodner   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common compression neuropathy of the upper extremities. The first case was documented by Sir James Paget in 1854. He described a patient who had a rope tied tightly around his wrist and experienced such unrelenting pain and parasthesia that he required an amputation.…

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7 Advantages of Wide-Awake Hand Surgery

Wide awake hand surgery continues to gain in popularity as a treatment option for a number of common hand conditions. The technique, known as WALANT (wide awake local anesthesia, no tourniquet), allows us to perform many procedures in a pain-free manner, without the need for sedation or general anesthesia. How It Works The key to…

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