Division of Sports Medicine
Fractures: discussion includes common fracture management issues with mechanism, evaluation and treatment plan
Shoulder: discussion includes impingement syndrome, rotator cuff pathology, instability, labral tears, internal impingement, bicep pathology and periscapular contributors
Elbow: discussion includes little league elbow, UCL tears, ulnar nerve entrapment, medical epicondylitis and posterior impingement
Wrist/hand: discussions include tendonopathies, nerve impingement, avascular necrosis of bone, physeal injuries (gymnasts wrist), impingement syndromes, fractures and ligamentous instability.
Upper Extremity Neurologic Injuries
The following neuropathies will be reviewed for etiology, diagnostic considerations including imaging and EMGs as well as treatment options both conservative and surgical:
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Proximal neuropathies: Parsonage-Turner, spinal accessory, neuropathy
- Long thoracic N, suprascapular N, axillary N, ulnar N, median N, radial N
Cervical: discussions include congenital abnormalities, growth considerations, fractures, acute neuropraxias, transient quadriparesis, disc pathology, facet syndrome, instability and myelopathy.
Thoracolumbar: Macro and micro trauma including adolescent and adult disc pathology as well as spondylolysis, apophysitis, scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis.
Pelvis: discussions include labral and internal pathology, tendonopathies about the hip, sports hernia, femoral and inguinal hernias, osteitis pubis, local neuropathies, intrapelvic considerations, snapping hip, CAM and Pincer impingement, inflammation and infection. Pediatric considerations will include SCFE, AVN, infection and inflammation.
Emphasis on the recognition of psychologic stress in relation to sports injury and the need to address this in rehabilitation as well as utilizing psychologic evaluation and intervention in dealing with the athlete with disordered eating.
Chest and Abdominal Trauma in the Athlete
Knowledge of the evolution of internal injury in the athlete sustaining trauma to the chest and abdomen.