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With knee replacement, timing is everything

The timing of knee replacement surgery is critical to optimize its benefit. But 90% of patients with knee osteoarthritis who would potentially benefit from knee replacement are waiting too long to have it and getting less benefit. In addition, about 25% of patients who don't need it are having...


Dr. Mark Schakel now seeing patients at SRO’s Petaluma office

Foot & Ankle Program now Available at Petaluma Office Dr. Schakel is the director of the Foot & Ankle Program at SRO and as such he specializes in treating problems of the foot and ankle. He has extensive experience in treating problems of the foot and ankle, including reconstructive, traumatic,...


The buildup of scar tissue makes recovery from torn rotator cuffs, jumper's knee, and other tendon injuries a painful, challenging process, often leading to secondary tendon ruptures. New

Stem cell therapy offers hope for tendon ruptures

The buildup of scar tissue makes recovery from torn rotator cuffs, jumper's knee, and other tendon injuries a painful, challenging process, often leading to secondary tendon ruptures. New research led by Carnegie's Chen-Ming Fan and published in Nature Cell Biology reveals the existence of tendon stem cells that could...


The majority of upper extremity injuries occurred at the shoulder with anterior shoulder dislocation being the most common diagnosis. Of the presenting knee injuries, a torn medial collateral ligament was the most frequent

Recreational surfers report primarily shoulder and knee injuries

Over the last few years, surfing has increased in popularity, with about 2.6 million recreational surfers in the United States. Efforts are under way to include competitive surfing in the Olympics. However, the number of reports on surfing-related injuries is limited and does not mirror the trend in popularity,...


Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women.

Physically Active Women Less Prone to Hip Fracture

Physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women, according to new research from the University at Buffalo. Published in JAMA Network Open, the study is the most comprehensive evaluation of physical activity and fracture incidence in...


The painful overuse injury called swimmer's shoulder, common in competitive swimmers, may be caused by excessive swimming distance during training along with a culture in competitive swimming that sublimates pain, according to new research.

No pain no gain attitude leads to shoulder injury in swimmers

The painful overuse injury called swimmer's shoulder, common in competitive swimmers, may be caused by excessive swimming distance during training along with a culture in competitive swimming that sublimates pain, according to new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2019 National Conference & Exhibition. The research...


Between 2008 and 2017, the incidence of trampoline-related fractures increased by an average of 3.85% in the US, and the driver behind those increases are trampoline injuries outside of the home at places of recreation or sport, according to new research.

Researchers say trampoline-related bone fractures on the rise

Between 2008 and 2017, the incidence of trampoline-related fractures increased by an average of 3.85% in the U.S., and the driver behind those increases are trampoline injuries outside of the home at places of recreation or sport , according to new research being presented at the American Academy of...


Wrist pain - SRO Hand Center

October Hand Center Newsletter Now Available

In this issue Dr. Mazur and Dr. Mintalucci talk about Arthritis of the Wrist, Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist and The Incapacitated Hand: Flexor Tendon Injuries. Get the news by clicking the image or this link.