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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ankle Sprains : Initial Evaluation and When to Seek Medical Referral

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Orthopedic Surgeon | No Comments
Ankle Sprains : Initial Evaluation and When to Seek Medical Referral

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries seen in athletic competition. What is the best initial management in terms of protection and return to play, and when is medical consultation necessary? “Sprain” is a term that refers to an injury to a ligament, which is the soft tissue structure connecting bones together. Examples of ligaments include […]

Ankle Sprains : Initial Evaluation and When to Seek Medical Referral

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Orthopedic Surgeon | 2 Comments
Ankle Sprains : Initial Evaluation and When to Seek Medical Referral

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries seen in athletic competition. What is the best initial management in terms of protection and return to play, and when is medical consultation necessary? “Sprain” is a term that refers to an injury to a ligament, which is the soft tissue structure connecting bones together. Examples of ligaments include […]