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New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 4, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments
New Year’s Resolutions

It’s 2021… Hallelujah! Congratulations! … if you’re reading this article that means you made it through 2020. What a year. It has been a rough one for almost everybody. The hardships of this year have forced us as a nation to re-evaluate priorities and adapt to challenges we have rarely faced. I am hopeful that […]

Weight Training Injuries to the Shoulder

Posted by on Oct 5, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Weight Training Injuries to the Shoulder

Weight training has become increasingly popular in the recreational athlete population over the past 10-15 years.  Some sources claim that 4 million people participate in crossfit workouts, and many others utilize upper body weight lifting to increase strength, burn calories, and improve function.  Consequently, the incidence of shoulder injuries associated with these activities has also […]

Sports Shoulder Trauma

Posted by on Mar 5, 2020 in Orthopedic Surgeon | No Comments
Sports Shoulder Trauma

Shoulder Sports Trauma : Appropriate Treatment of Sprains, Separations, and Dislocations Vince Lombardi once said “Football is not a contact sport. Dancing is a contact sport. Football is a collision sport.” He was right. And when you or your family members are involved in collision sports like football (or soccer/wrestling/basketball/mountainbiking/etc) your shoulders may pay the […]

Treatment of Rotator Cuff Injuries

Posted by on Feb 7, 2020 in Orthopedic Surgeon | No Comments
Treatment of Rotator Cuff Injuries

Treatment of Rotator Cuff Injuries The most common shoulder injury for which adults require orthopaedic evaluation involves the rotator cuff. What exactly are “rotator cuff” injuries and what are the best interventions available for that diagnosis? The rotator cuff encompasses four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis) which cover both sides of the scapula […]

Hip or back? Shoulder or neck? Where is this pain coming from?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2020 in Orthopedic Surgeon | No Comments
Hip or back? Shoulder or neck? Where is this pain coming from?

Happy New Year! With the new year comes new resolutions, new workout routines, and usually some associated new pain. How do I determine the source of my pain, and who should I see when I need medical advice? New workout routines involve increased impact and load to the upper and lower body. The resultant pain […]

ACL Reconstruction : What A Patient Needs To Know

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019 in Orthopedic Surgeon | No Comments
ACL Reconstruction : What A Patient Needs To Know

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction is performed on approximately 100,000 people each year in the United States. It is one of the more common knee injuries sustained in athletic competition requiring surgical treatment. What should a patient know when they are forced to make decisions on such an injury? Ligaments are the soft tissue structures […]

Hip Replacement Surgery: What A Patient Needs To Know

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Hip Replacement Surgery: What A Patient Needs To Know

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in people over the age of 65, and the hip is one of the most commonly affected sites of injury. When conservative treatment options fail to alleviate pain and dysfunction, hip replacement surgery or total hip arthroplasty (THA) can cure these symptoms. There is an abundance of […]

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Achilles Tendon Injuries

Mobile, Alabama native Demarcus Cousins was trying to rebound his missed free throw last January, came down hard on his heel, felt severe pain, and collapsed on the court. The New Orleans Pelicans star had just ruptured his Achilles’ tendon, and underwent surgical repair 5 days later. Now ten months into his rehab, Cousins is […]

When is it Safe to Play My Sport After An Orthopaedic Injury?

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Dr Robert S Wolf, Orthopedic Surgeon | No Comments
When is it Safe to Play My Sport After An Orthopaedic Injury?

Jordan Burroughs, former NCAA wrestling champion from Nebraska and 2012 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling for the USA, was preparing for the 2013 world championships in Budapest when he broke his ankle.  Just four weeks later, after having a surgery to stabilize the fracture with a plate and screws, he won the world freestyle […]

Dangerous Sports Injuries: Knee Dislocations

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Dangerous Sports Injuries: Knee Dislocations

Last week during the Chicago Bears – New Orleans Saints football game, Bears’ tight end Zach Miller suffered a devastating knee injury while catching a touchdown pass.  Replays showed the gruesome nature of this injury, as his knee contorted into unnatural positions when he landed in the end zone.  Miller underwent emergency surgery in New […]