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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.


5 Dangers That Come with Parenting
Miho Tanaka, M.D., and other experts comment on the most common injuries that befall parents.


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.


Fitness Tips Ahead of Baltimore Running Festival
Miho Tanaka, M.D., joins WYPR's Tom Hall to answer fitness questions and share tips on conditioning and avoiding injuries during a race or other physical activity.   


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?
Casey Humbyrd, M.D., and other experts comment on the common and less common causes of plantar fasciitis and discuss treatment options.


What Hurts Today? Ask Dr. Miho Tanaka!
Miho Tanaka, M.D., answers radio listeners' questions about how to avoid serious injuries on race day and minimize some of the inevitable aches and pains that follow a long run.


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


6 Knee Pain Causes That Have (Almost) Nothing to Do With Getting Old
Miho Tanaka, M.D., explains common causes of knee pain and how to address them.


5 Upper Back Pain Causes You Can Easily Fix
Miho Tanaka, M.D., comments alongside other experts on several lifestyle, posture and workout habits that may lead to upper back pain.


Olympic Athletes Patch Together Elite Health Coverage
Miho Tanaka, M.D., explains the unique health care coverage needs of elite athletes.


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


Dr. Miho Tanaka: Fitness & Safety Tips For The Baltimore Running Festival
In advance of the Baltimore Running Festival, National Public Radio-affiliate station WYPR 88.1 FM hosted Miho Tanaka, M.D.as a guest speaker on Midday with Tom Hall to answer listeners' questions and share advice about sports injuries and prevention.


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, which includes pediatric orthopaedic surgeon John Tis, M.D., 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."


Concussion in Women's Sport
Sports medicine expert Miho Tanaka, M.D., emphasizes the importance of individualized care when it comes to treating women with concussions.


Dr. Miho Tanaka On Reducing The Aches & Pains of Exercise
Sports medicine expert Miho Tanaka, M.D., explains what runners training for the Baltimore 10 Miler and other athletes can do to prevent sports injuries. 


Why Do Men Run Faster Than Women?
Sports medicine expert Miho Tanaka, M.D., discusses gender differences in biomechanics and running.


Helping Your Patients Beat the Summer Heat
Raj Deu, M.D., discusses how physicians can help patients prevent potentially deadly heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses.


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


Miho Tanaka Blogs from Asia as American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Traveling Fellow
Follow along with Miho Tanaka, M.D., as she tours academic and medical centers in as a traveling fellow with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).


Miho Tanaka Named American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Traveling Fellow
In April, Miho Tanaka, M.D., will visit Asia as a traveling fellow with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). Each year, three orthopaedic sports medicine physicians from the United States are selected to represent AOSSM in a program of scientific and cultural exchange in Europe, Latin America or Asia.


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.


Doing The Marathon? Dr. Tanaka's Tips For Healthy Training, Running, Recovery
In advance of the Baltimore Running Festival, National Public Radio-affiliate station WYPR 88.1 FM hosted Dr. Miho Tanaka as a guest speaker on Midday with Tom Hall to answer listeners' questions and share advice about sports injuries and prevention.


Andrew Cosgarea on Why the Colts Can't Stay Healthy
Indystar.com, 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."


20 Women Who Are Changing The Sport Of Running (And The World)
Women’s Running Magazine named Miho Tanaka, M.D., director of Women’s Sports Medicine at Johns Hopkins, one of “20 Women Who Are Changing The Sport Of Running (And The World).” Dr. Tanaka established the Women’s Sports Medicine program at Johns Hopkins to provide female athletes with comprehensive, coordinated care from sports medicine experts who understand the unique needs of women in sports.


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.


Darrell Revis Has a Training Camp Secret You Shouldn't Try at Home
Should younger football players train the same way as the pros? Sports medicine expert Sameer Dixit comments on Darrell Revis’ preseason routine and advises younger football players to stick to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s recommendations to avoid heat-related illnesses.


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, as 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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