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Concussion Testing

Concussion has been a hot button topic for the last several years. From NFL lawsuits to Hollywood blockbuster movies, concussion is everywhere. The trouble is, concussions present in very different ways. Some presentations are obvious with loss of consciousness, amnesia …

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I Dislocated My Kneecap, What Should I Do?

Patellar dislocations are common injuries that are seen at Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists. A patellar dislocation is whenever the kneecap (patella) dislocates from the femur (trochlea). This is relatively common in teenage athletes. It most commonly occurs with a twisting mechanism …

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Return to Sport Clearance After ACL Reconstruction

How important is return to sport clearance? Prior to starting sport activities after ACL reconstruction an athlete needs to be cleared by their orthopedic surgeon. Research shows that returning to sports activities without surgeon clearance can almost double chances of …

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Patella Tendon Rupture

What is it? Patella tendon rupture is a disruption of the tendon which attaches the knee cap to the tibia, which is the main bone in the lower leg. The patella tendon works with the quadriceps muscle to straighten the …

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Stem Cell Injections

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What are stem cells? Stem cells are a biologic injection used in the sports medicine and orthopedic world to aid in injury healing. Biologics, which include stem cells or PRP (which fall under the umbrella of regenerative medicine) use growth …

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