Category Archives: Wellness

The $1000 bottle of Ibuprofen

After practicing for 32 years, I have finally had it. People complain all the time about how dysfunctional the health care system is. In many ways it is, with rules and regulations dictating choices caregivers have, and roadblocks for patients … Continue reading

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Should you take antibiotics after your total joint replacement?

Reprinted from J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2013;21: 190-192 by David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA You have an orthopaedic implant (for example, joint arthroplasty, metal plates or rods) from a previous orthopaedic surgery. A potential complication of these implants is … Continue reading

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Medical Literatures

Those readers who have had an office visit with me know that I like to base our discussions on available scientific literature. Those of you who have visited my facebook page know that I remain cautiously optimistic about the reform … Continue reading

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Physicians as Educators

As I had mentioned in a previous blog, I have been attending meetings to stay abreast of the many changes in healthcare. One of these meetings was hosted by a hospital system. The hospital wanted to lay out their strategy … Continue reading

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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Unless you are living under a rock, you are aware that there is a veritable revolution going on in healthcare. Many forces are converging to change the way healthcare is delivered in this country. There are many stakeholders; physicians, hospitals, … Continue reading

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ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME or “RUNNERS KNEE”

I have seen several cases of IT band syndrome this week in the office and as the weather gets a little bit better, people are starting to get out and run more.  The iliotibial band syndromes are a very common … Continue reading

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Advancements in Running Shoes

As a runner and an orthopedic surgeon, I have two reasons to keep abreast of the advances in running shoe design. The design of running shoes is experiencing a revolution. What started as a fringe movement of barefooted runners morphed … Continue reading

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What’s New

Our annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) was this week in San Francisco.  This meeting brings together almost 30,000 orthopedic surgeons, vendors, and sales people to provide intense education on the “latest and greatest” new technology as … Continue reading

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Head Injuries

As the holiday quickly approaches, many of us are anticipating the first real snowfall of the season with the hope that we can get some skiing in over the break. While the vast majority of patients with orthopedic injuries from … Continue reading

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Injury Prevention

Looks like Dr. Purchase had the same idea as I did on a new blog. We wrote this around the same time without discussing it, so I guess we are starting to mind meld. I am very thankful during this … Continue reading

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