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Rotator Cuff: Options for Massive Cuff Tears
In this zoom recording, our shoulder expert, Uma Srikumaran, M.D., presents on massive rotator cuff tears, the stages and severity as well as treatment options for this condition.

AJSM April 2022 Podcast: Reliability of a New Arthroscopic Discoid Lateral Meniscus Classification System: A Multicenter Video Analysis
In this podcast, our expert, R. Jay Lee, M.D., discusses his research publication on the inadequacies of the current discoid lateral meniscus classification systems and a solution to solve this problem.

Should You Go to the ER? How to Figure Out Where You’ll Get the Best Care for Your Injury
Our sports medicine expert, Raj Deu, M.D., explains when to go to the ER, and the differences between ER care and Urgent care.

Jon Stewart Discusses Cancel Culture, and Daniel Craig Says Goodbye to Bond
Actor Daniel Craig discusses his career playing James Bond and how Andrew Cosgarea, M.D., helped keep him going after multiple stunt-related injuries.

How the NFL created a potential ‘medical nightmare’ with Miami Dolphins’ schedule
John Wilckens, M.D., explains the potential increased odds will have to miss more games due to soft tissue injuries worsening without rest.

What to Know About Radicular Pain, a Common Type of Back Pain
Amit Jain, M.D. discusses radicular pain, its causes and how it can be resolved using non-surgical treatment methods.

8 Best Non-Surgical Treatments for Osteoarthritis
Our experts, Julius Oni, M.D., and Savya Thakkar, M.D. discuss non-surgical treatments to relieve osteoarthritis pain.

Your Top OA Treatment Questions, Answered
Our expert, Savya Thakkar, M.D., answer important questions about osteoarthritis treatments.

11 Facts About Osteoarthritis Everyone Should Know
Julius Oni, M.D. reviews some quick facts about osteoarthritis, the symptoms and treatments to alleviate pain.

The 4 Stages of Osteoarthritis
Julius Oni, M.D. explains potential causes and the stages of osteoarthritis and how it progresses.

History of second Tommy John surgeries raises questions about Mike Clevinger’s future
Andrew Cosgarea, M.D. discussed the affects of having a second Tommy John surgery might have on an athlete and the work that needs to be applied for a recovery.

Back to health: What to do about low back pain
A back pain specialist outlines the causes of low back pain and explains treatment options.

Brian Neuman recognized as SpineLine 20 Under 40 2019 Winner
The National Association of Spine Specialists' publication SpineLine named Brian Neuman, M.D., as one of their 2019 20 Under 40 spine physicians.

Parents Should Limit Sports Participation for Children, Trainers Say
R. Jay Lee, M.D. encourages health care providers to align when it comes to recommending rest to young athletes to reduce the risk of injury.

Expert panel advises against surgery for shoulder pain
Edward McFarland, M.D. explains new guidelines surrounding indicators for shoulder surgery.

How to choose shoes now to avoid foot pain and surgery later
High heels and flip-flops may not be the best footwear choices. A foot and ankle expert weighs in on why certain types of shoes can cause problems down the line.

Blacks, Women, Low Income Patients Unfairly Denied Surgery?
A foot and ankle expert discusses her research into socioeconomic disparities in joint replacement surgery.

Dawn LaPorte named Member-at-Large of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand welcomed Dawn LaPorte, M.D., to their council as a new Member-at-Large. Dr. LaPorte will also serve as a 2020 Annual Meeting Program Chair for ASSH.

Running and aging usually don't mix. But at 62, quitting isn't an option for me.
Andrew Cosgarea, M.D., explains the challenges associated with running at an advanced age and makes suggestions for avoiding injury.

Flat Feet? Hammer Toes? You Can Fix Your Feet with Surgery
A foot and ankle expert weighs in on the prevalence of foot pain, especially in older adults.

How the Gophers' Captain Returned to Soccer Months Ahead of Schedule After Torn ACL
Is six months enough for a young athlete to get back on the field after an ACL tear? Dr. John Wilckens weighs in.

Rare Medical Texts Collected by Hand Surgeon Thomas Brushart on Display in Welch Library
His oldest treasure, a 1492 translation of Aristotle’s De Animalibus (“About Animals”), is among 30 antiquarian volumes on display in the Welch Library’s second floor exhibition gallery. The show, also featuring large, explanatory posters, runs Oct. 19 through Jan. 31.

3 ACL Tears Won’t Keep Creighton’s Martin Krampelj off Court
Andrew Cosgarea, M.D., weighs in on an athlete's potential for full recovery after multiple ACL tears.

Forty-Seven Patients Benefit From Free Joint Replacement Surgery in a Guyana Hospital
The Georgetown Public Hospital has been able to significantly reduce its backlog of over 170 cases of people waiting for joint replacement surgeries thanks to the volunteers from Operation Walk Maryland led by Paul Khanuja, M.D.

Electric Scooters Causing Safety Concerns in Baltimore
Babar Shafiq, M.D., offers safety tips and insights on injuries related to electric scooter accidents.

You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Treat Plantar Fasciitis?
A foot and ankle expert and other experts comment on the common and less common causes of plantar fasciitis and discuss treatment options.

5 Ways Exercise is Even Healthier than You Thought
Several Johns Hopkins experts discuss how exercise functions as medicine.

Shoulder Dislocation Podcast with Drs. John Tokish and John Wilckens
AMSSM member Dr. Scott Young speaks with shoulder dislocation experts Drs. John Tokish and John Wilckens about evaluating shoulder injuries, approaches to rehabilitation and much more.

Transformative Technology At Hopkins Allows Boy With Scoliosis To Live Normal Life
New technology being used by Johns Hopkins orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Sponseller is changing the way early onset scoliosis is treated

The Children's League helps three generations with inherited disease.
Three generations of the Sharen Lepley family have all been helped and treated via the Children's League for the same inherited disorder known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth.

A cautionary tale for pitching through pain: former No. 2 pick attempts a comeback.
"Pitching is such a violent delivery. It’s not a natural thing to do 80 times in a game,” says orthopaedic surgeon Bashir Zikria, M.D. “You only have a certain number of reps in that shoulder before you start tearing it apart."

11 TV Hill: State of Addiction - Treating pain without opioids
Raj Deu, M.D., comments on how the understanding of pain changed over the recent years and what can be done to treat it without opioids.

Andrew Cosgarea Named Recipient of Drew Family Professorship in honor of Alec John Cosgarea
Andrew Cosgarea, M.D.'s new professorship — funded by more than 180 friends, family, and former patients — is a special part of his son Alec's legacy

Andrew Cosgarea Named One of 106 Knee Surgeons to Know | 2017
Andrew Cosgarea, M.D. was recognized as one of Becker's ASC Review's 10 knee surgeons to know in 2017.

Dawn LaPorte Mentors Girl Scout through Distinguished Women’s Shadow Program
High school student and Girl Scout Michela plans to become a pediatric trauma surgeon. Last year at the Girl Scout’s annual Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration, Michela met Catherine Boyne, chief administrative officer for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, who invited Michela to shadow Dawn LaPorte, M.D. This one-time shadow opportunity grew into a year-long internship with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Lynne Jones and Dawn LaPorte Introduce Young Women to Orthopaedics
It’s been the third year Dawn LaPorte, M.D., and Lynne Jones, Ph.D. faculty members and researchers in the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, have participated in the Perry Initiative and introduced many young women to orthopaedics.

Andrew Cosgarea on Why the Colts Can't Stay Healthy, a member of the USA Today network, asked Dr. Andrew Cosgarea, chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Johns Hopkins, to comment on the unfortunate streak of injuries that have been plaguing the Indianapolis Colts since 2012. Dr. Cosgarea explains that a recurrence of one particular type of injury could be telling, but it wasn't the case for the Colts. “It’s human nature to see a spike in injuries and worry if it’s a trend," says Dr. Cosgarea. But sometimes there is no clear pattern or explanation, and it could be just "bad luck."

Andrew Cosgarea on The Most Common Injury at the Olympics
CNN Health interviews Dr. Andrew Cosgarea, chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Johns Hopkins, about the most common sports injuries during the 2016 Olympic Games. Dr. Cosgarea explains that overuse injuries are more common than severe traumatic injuries. "Overuse just implies that the amount of stress that the body is seeing in any given period of time is more than it's capable of accepting or dealing with, without having a negative effect on that tissue," says Dr. Cosgarea. In some cases, traumatic injuries may result from existing overuse injuries not healing completely or properly.

Johns Hopkins Bone Health Clinic Provides Comprehensive, Coordinated Care
Johns Hopkins Bone Health Clinic, spearheaded by orthopaedic surgeon Barbar Shafiq, M.D. and Andra Love, PA-C, will provide comprehensive, coordinated care for patients with fragility fractures and osteoporosis, in partnership with endocrinologist Kendall Moseley, M.D. As a participating institution in the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone program, the Johns Hopkins Bone health clinic will offer patients validated educational materials and document long-term care in a centralized database. "Identification and management of metabolic bone disease and fragility fractures is important to the health of our patients and to our community,” says Dr. Shafiq. “We are very excited to have Own the Bone and its many resources to draw from, as we care for this ever growing group of patients."

Look-Back Study Suggests Some Major Scoliosis Surgeries Can Be Avoided
In a look-back study of medical records, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated in many cases. “We have long thought this big final fusion surgery, after years of spine straightening treatment, was always necessary, and now we have found that that’s not true,” says Paul Sponseller, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an author of a report on the study

Rx for Better Orthopaedic Surgeons: Track Their Errors as Well as Their Skills
In a small study to determine the best way to assess the operating skills of would-be orthopaedic surgeons, Johns Hopkins researchers found that tracking the trainees’ performance on cadavers using step-by-step checklists and measures of general surgical skills works well but should be coupled with an equally rigorous system for tracking errors. Dawn LaPorte, M.D., professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an author of a report on the study explains that "checklists of procedural steps are a good way to assess the technical skills of these surgical residents. But they don’t measure quality."

Doctors Patients Rave About
Bashir Zikria, Johns Hopkins orthopaedic surgeon and director of the Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Lab at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, has a very satisfied and loyal patient base, reflected in consistently stellar patient satisfaction scores.

Operation Walk Maryland—established by Paul Khanuja, M.D., chief of adult reconstruction for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and chief of orthopaedics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center—recently provided 59 joint replacement surgeries on 47 needy residents during a 10-day trip to Ludhiana, India. The trip consisted of 49 volunteers, including many Johns Hopkins clinicians, who all donated their time and services to provide quality care to patients in need.

Why Can (and Should) Push Through the Pain During Your Workout
Orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert Andrew Cosgarea explains the difference between good pain and bad, and why good pain is beneficial for strength training.

ACL Tear: It Can Happen to Anyone
Andrew Cosgarea, Johns Hopkins orthopaedic surgeon and director of the sports medicine division, discusses the diversity among patients who sustain ACL injuries and the goal of surgical treatment, while one of his former patients explains why she continues to play soccer after having multiple ligament repairs.

Collisions at Home Plate May Not Be Baseball Catcher's Biggest Injury Risk
Home-plate collisions are not the worst injuries faced by baseball catchers, finds a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “While dramatic when they occur, the collision injuries were actually a minority of what injuries keep catchers out of the game,” says Edward McFarland, senior investigator and a professor of orthopaedic surgery.

Not Base Runners: Bats and Balls Cause Worst Injuries to Major League Catchers
Senior investigator and shoulder surgeon Edward McFarland says the results of a new study question whether Major League Baseball’s current efforts to protect catchers from contact injuries may be overlooking other, more harmful types of trauma.

Para/Medic: Total Shoulder Replacement in Wheelchair Users
Johns Hopkins orthopaedic surgeon Edward McFarland discusses how a reverse shoulder replacement may be more beneficial for wheelchair users compared to a standard total shoulder replacement.

Back on the field: How to avoid youth sports injuries this school year
Andrew Cosgarea, head of the Division of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, provides tips on how parents can help their children avoid sports injuries during the school year.

Sparing the Growth Plate in ACL Reconstruction
Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon R. Jay Lee uses innovative technology to minimize the disturbance to the growth plate during ACL reconstruction in young patients.

Ed McFarland, M.D., guest stars on "Aches and Gains" radio show
Shoulder expert Ed McFarland discusses what people need to know about the causes and treatments of shoulder pain on "Aches and Gains," a radio show on Sirius XM Family Talk channel.

Every Guy's Guide to Healing Your Knee Tendon
Dr. Bashir Zikria, director of the Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Lab at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and head of sports medicine for Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics at Good Samaritan Hospital, sheds light on his experience as both a patient who has had a torn patellar tendon and a surgeon who performs the operation to correct it, Dr. John Wilckens, medical director of the Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery at White Marsh, reiterates the importance and need for repair and rehabilitation of the injury.

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