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ACL Injuries in Kids: What A Parent Needs to Know

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
ACL Injuries in Kids: What A Parent Needs to Know

Robert S Wolf MD Sports participation by children and adolescents has become increasingly intense and focused over the past three decades.  Associated with this elevated level of sports specificity and training potency has been an increased frequency of injuries previously seen primarily in adult athletes.  Stress fractures, ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries of the elbow, […]

Faith in Medicine

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | One Comment
Faith in Medicine

I was recently blessed to spend time with some physicians whose faith has driven them to great personal sacrifice for the welfare of others. We are overwhelmed with information glamorizing the pursuit of personal pleasure, self-glorification, and material gain. I wanted to share this experience on my website because we don’t hear enough about people […]

Which Physical Therapy Clinic Should I Use?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Which Physical Therapy Clinic Should I Use?

Successful recovery from orthopaedic injuries, whether treated with or without surgery, is highly dependent on appropriate rehabilitation protocols. Factors such as strength, flexibility, biomechanical stability of injured structures, proprioception or balance, and pain must be evaluated and modified to obtain ideal function. While appropriately-educated patients can often perform basic rehab requirements with minimal guidance, more […]

Youth Sports Injuries

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Youth Sports Injuries

Fall is here and youth sports are going full throttle. With the increased specialization and focused intensity that has occurred over the past 20 years in amateur athletics, injuries have also increased, particularly over-use injuries. Approximately 30 million children participate in organized sports, with about 1/3 sustaining injuries requiring medical treatment. According to one recent […]

Meniscus Tears – What Are They And How Are They Treated?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | One Comment

You are playing tennis, cut left to return a down the line shot, but your knee decides to cut right instead. A quick twist, a pop, swelling, and pain – you’ve torn your meniscus. Tears of the meniscus are one of the most common injuries seen in orthopaedic practice, and arthroscopic treatment of meniscal injuries is the most common […]

Alternatives to Knee Replacements

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Alternatives to Knee Replacements

Alternatives to Knee Replacement: Unicompartmental or Partial Knee Arthroplasty Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of long term disability in patients older than 65 years of age.  It affects all ethnic groups and geographic locations, women somewhat more than men, and the knee is the most commonly affected joint.  Causes include trauma, inflammatory diseases such […]

Serious Adult Sports: Kickball and Whiffleball !!!??

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Serious Adult Sports: Kickball and Whiffleball !!!??

Serious Adult Sports: Kickball and Whiffleball !!!?? The previous blogs I’ve posted on this website have focused on topics which impact most of the patients I see in my clinic directly or indirectly.  ACL tears, shoulder dislocations, ankle sprains, knee arthritis, and similar topics are pertinent to most families at some point. However, it was […]

Hand and Wrist Pain

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Hand and Wrist Pain

Hand and Wrist Pain: Common Causes and Treatment by Dr Wolf Dysfunction of the hand and wrist is one of the most common reasons people seek orthopaedic care.  Carpal tunnel syndrome alone is responsible for 500,000 surgeries/year in the US at an estimated economic impact of 2 billion dollars annually.  Pain, weakness, and sensory disturbances […]

Shoulder Replacement Surgery : What You Need to Know

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Orthopedic Surgeon | One Comment
Shoulder Replacement Surgery : What You Need to Know

Shoulder replacement surgery, or shoulder arthroplasty, is generally performed for two reasons: shoulder fractures and shoulder arthritis. If you or your family member are considering this intervention, what are the basics you need to understand? Modern shoulder replacement surgery originated in the early 1970’s in New York under the teaching of Dr. Charles Neer, and became a widespread option […]

Tennis Elbow – What Is It And How Can I Get Rid Of It?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in Orthopedic Surgeon | No Comments
Tennis Elbow – What Is It And How Can I Get Rid Of It?

Tennis elbow is the most common elbow issue for which people seek orthopaedic care. What exactly is this problem and how can it be eliminated? Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is an overuse injury leading to lateral (outside)elbow pain and weakness. It is caused by degeneration in the origin of the extensor muscles of the forearm, primarily the […]