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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 […]

Is it fractured or broken? Sprained, strained, or torn?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Dr Robert S Wolf, Orthopedic Surgeon | No Comments
Is it fractured or broken? Sprained, strained, or torn?

Is it fractured or broken? Sprained, strained, or torn? A basic explanation of musculoskeletal injuries and how they are best treated. Orthopaedic injuries – injuries to the musculoskeletal system – are the primary medical issues seen in sports medicine and one of the main reasons for hospital ER visits. What are the basics that patients […]

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 […]