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  • Wide Awake Hand Surgery

    Monday, 14 April 2014

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  • Do I have Sciatica?

    Tuesday, 25 March 2014

    The spine is a very unique and important part of the human body. It is essential to the nervous system because it protects the spinal cord, which connects nerves to the brain. It is also an essential piece of the skeleton because of its stabilizing and supporting function for the rest of the body’s bones. Lastly, it is the weight bearing mechanism for the head and the reason the torso can bend. It is no wonder then that when the spine is not functioning properly, the entire body is affected. Read More »

  • National Athletic Training Month - Physician Support in the Clinic

    Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    Over the years, the Rothman Institute has taken steps to integrate Certified Athletic Trainers into our daily, private physician practice. If you look at the evolution of the job settings for athletic trainers, you will see that Rothman utilizes athletic trainers in both the traditional and the non-traditional settings. We utilize the athletic trainer’s distinctive skill sets as physician extenders and orthotic technicians in the clinic, and we also provide field athletic trainers to several school districts throughout the region.

    For this post, we will explore the role of athletic trainers in the clinic, where trainers are commonly referred to as Physician Extenders. Read More »

  • National Athletic Training Month - The Athletic Trainer and Physician Relationship

    Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    March is National Athletic Training Month and we are celebrating here at the Rothman Institute! We spoke to several of our physicians about their relationships with athletic trainers as well as our own Athletic Trainers to find out more about their unique roles. To start, we'll be taking a deeper look at the relationship between the Rothman Institute physician and the athletic trainer.

    Teamwork is at the core of the Rothman Institute practice; athletic trainers are in constant interaction with physicians either by working side by side in the clinic, on the field of play, or as a referral source when medical treatment is needed. Here are some things a few of our physicians had to say about their relationships with athletic trainers: Read More »

  • 3 Techniques for the Treatment and Management of Hip Arthritis

    Wednesday, 12 March 2014

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  • Flyers' doc headed to Sochi for Winter Games

    Monday, 10 February 2014

    Following Saturday’s game at Wells Fargo Center against the Calgary Flames, the majority of the Flyers will embark on a two-week mid-season break provided by the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
    But a handful will head up the turnpike to Newark, N.J. to fly over to compete in those Winter Games, marking the 5th Olympics to include NHL players. Joining those players will be Peter DeLuca, M.D., head orthopedic surgeon for the Flyers and Sports Medicine Specialist at the Rothman Institute. Dr. DeLuca, a Sports Doc panelist, will be overseeing the medical care of all NHL players at the Sochi games, regardless of their national affiliation.

    “Our role is to monitor the players’ health, but also to supersede if the player’s country feels he can play, and we feel he cannot,” summarizes Dr. DeLuca.
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  • Lindsey Vonn to miss Sochi Olympics Due to Knee Injuries

    Tuesday, 07 January 2014

    Olympic skiier Lindsey Vonn annouced today that her dreams of Sochi gold won't be possible. Due to a reinjury to her knee, Vonn will miss the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

    Back in Febrary 2012, Lindsey Vonn sustained injuries to her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Medical Collateral Ligament (MCL) as well as a lateral tibial plateau fracture. Since then, Vonn was treated for her injuries and had her ACL surgically reconstructed. Read More »

  • Phillies' doc: MLB 'very focused' on concussion prevention

    Thursday, 02 January 2014

    In light of last week’s report on the late Ryan Freel, I decided to outline some of the measures Major League Baseball is taking to address concussions in the sport.

    MLB has taken a very serious, very focused stance on preventing concussions in baseball. MLB has taken numerous measures to investigate, diagnose, treat and hopefully prevent minor traumatic brain injuries/concussions.

    Some of their many efforts over the past several years include: Read More »

    Topics Concussions
  • Orthopedics & Cancer: the Role of Orthopaedic Oncology

    Monday, 09 December 2013

    Orthopedic oncology is a specialty area of orthopedics that focuses on the treatment of cancers located in the soft tissue or skeleton, as well as the ongoing skeletal care of cancer patients. The goal of this area of medicine is to appropriately treat musculoskeletal cancers while preserving the maximum function of the area and reduce the pain is experienced by the cancer patient. This is accomplished through the careful studying of the cancerous growths within the skeletal structure and the monitoring of their progression so that they can be controlled in the most effective way possible at the best time possible. Read More »

  • An Overview to Managing an LCL Injury

    Monday, 09 December 2013

    One of the more common injuries links to professional athletes is an LCL injury. The LCL is the lateral collateral ligament, which is the connective tissue that runs along the outside of the immediate order to connect the femur to the fibula, that is, the thighbone to the smaller outside bone that the lower leg to the ankle. Read More »