Blog Archive

Hey Doc: Is CrossFit Safe? Sep 3rd, 2019

As a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon I am commonly asked about exercise and its impact on joint health. One common misconception is that exercise will “wear-out” a joint, when in fact, low-impact exercise is typically the BEST conservative treatment for most arthritic joints. The health benefits of an active lifestyle...

Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cells: Separating Fact from Fiction Jul 7th, 2019

When professional athletes began taking trips overseas for experimental treatments, patients began to inquire more frequently about these non-surgical therapies. I now have conversations daily with patients eager for an injection that can alleviate pain, improve function, and delay surgery. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell injections have come to...

The Role of the Orthopedic Surgeon in Non-Operative Treatments Jun 8th, 2019

As an orthopedic surgeon I spend half of my practice in the operating room and the other half evaluating patients in the clinic. Most surgeons will happily admit they most enjoy the surgical side of their practice as the variety of cases, intraoperative decision-making, and ability to directly improve patients’...