Injuries can be prevented. On November 9, 2017 I had the pleasure of presenting a talk at The Lenox Hill Hospital 50th Anniversary of the Orthopaedic Residency program. Doctors from all over the country, including the first ever Orthopaedic resident at LHH, were in attendance. I presented a talk titled, "Physimax; Injury Prevention, Sports Performance and Safe Return to Play". Physimax, through breakthrough marker-less video analysis technology, is able highlight individual injury risk and athletic performance factors in real-time, generating objective snapshots of each athlete's mobility, stability, strength and technique. With this information athletes, strength coaches, trainers and physical therapist can customize a training program to help correct any abnormality that may put the athlete at risk. The tests performed have be validated and research has shown that correction of these abnormalities can reduce the risk injury and increase sports performance.
Specialty Orthopaedics of New Jersey, P.A. is happy to sponsor The Franklin Lakes Scenic Half-Marathon & 5K, Sunday, September 24, 2017. Our own Dr. David P. Rudman will also be participating in this wonderful event. Money raised from this event will go to even a greater cause this year, Ben Landel's fight with cancer. Wyckoff Y Cares will donate 100% of the prodeeds towards the support of Ben Landel and the Fight Against Cancer. For more information on the race, how to get involved, and learn more about Ben's story please click this link. http://wyckoffymca.org/programs-services/triathlon-youth-biathlon/franklin-lakes-senic-half-marathon/
Little League Shoulder (LLS) is a common overuse injury to the growth plate of the proximal humerus in the pediatric population. Youth baseball pitchers are the most commonly affected. Pain with throwing is the most common chief complaint. Physical exam and Radiographs are often diagnostic, but sometimes an MRI is needed. Treatment mainly consists of rest, ice, antiinflammatories and review of proper mechanics with a gradual return to throwing program. Average time to return to sport is 4 months, but approximately 25% will return at a different position.