Recent News & Blog
Monday June 17, 2013
Frustrated by how hard it is to get money for such studies and what he called the increasing tendency of insurers to resist paying for certain treatments, Alexander R. Vaccaro, a Rothman Institute spine surgeon, last year founded the nonprofit Association for Collaborative Spine Research to raise money and organize studies.
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Monday June 10, 2013
It is said it often takes a village to raise a child. Quite often, it seems like it takes several members of that village to treat a pediatric or adolescent athlete with a concussion. As the scholastic year winds down, I would like to discuss the members of the healthcare team who treat concussion and give some idea what the roles of these clinicians may be, so next year parents may have some idea what to expect if their child is treated for a concussion. This list is by no means complete but will discuss several of the primary players. The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) is often the first responder to a concussion in the sports setting. These practitioners are responsible for the care and treatment of athletes on their team or at the venue in which they are the covering ATC. In the event of a significant concussive event, athletes are often transported to the Emergency Room where an ER physician and his/her team will care for the athlete. Often, this team has a radiologist as a member who will read the CT or MRI of the brain performed in the ER setting.
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Knee Cartilage Restoration Program
Dr. Michael Ciccotti, Dr. Kevin Freedman, Dr. Robert Frederick and Dr. Brad Tucker give a brief overview of the Knee Cartilage Restoration program.