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  • OrthopaediCare Joins Rothman Institute

    Thursday, 07 January 2016

    OrthopaediCare, one of the Philadelphia region’s largest orthopaedic practices is merging with Rothman Institute under the Rothman Institute name. The move brings four new offices and 17 physicians to Rothman Institute. The partnership begins January 1, 2016 and follows the merger of Jefferson and Abington Health Systems. Read More »

  • Local surgeon warns of hoverboard dangers

    Thursday, 31 December 2015 Local surgeon warns of hoverboard dangers

    When my kids first told me that hoverboards were all the rage this Christmas season, I frankly did not know what they were talking about. What came to mind was Marty McFly trying to escape his assailants in "Back to the Future II." However, while on Orthopaedic trauma call Christmas night at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, I quickly learned what this new hoverboard phenomenon was.
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  • New Will Smith Movie Emphasizes Dangers Of Concussions

    Wednesday, 23 December 2015 New Will Smith Movie Emphasizes Dangers Of Concussions

    65% of concussions happen to children, which can be especially dangerous.

    Doctors at Jefferson’s Concussion Center say taking quick action is critical. Read More »

  • Safety Concerns with the Holiday's Hottest Gift

    Thursday, 19 November 2015 Safety Concerns with the Holiday's Hottest Gift

    Rothman Institute's Dr. Winters talks to Good Morning America about Hoverboards. Read More »

  • U.S. Soccer: Heading the ball limited in youth soccer

    Wednesday, 11 November 2015 U.S. Soccer: Heading the ball limited in youth soccer

    Dr. Steven Stache, Jr., a sports medicine physician at Rothman Institute who specializes in concussion management, also agrees that this new regulation is a good thing. "It is a step in the right direction to reduce concussions. Both education and decreasing the exposure rate are very important because collision will always be a part of sports and there is no evidence that wearing protective gear makes a difference." Read More »

  • Local Student Athletes Face Serious Injuries

    Monday, 09 November 2015 Local Student Athletes Face Serious Injuries

    Is it medically possible for Robertson to return this season? Villanova isn’t saying, and neither is the Rothman Institute’s Dr. William Emper, orthopedic surgeon for the Wildcats. Robertson opted for physical therapy over surgery, hoping to take the field before the end of the season. Read More »

  • Dr. Post Webcast

    Tuesday, 13 October 2015 Dr. Post Webcast

    Joint Dr. Post on ABC's live webchat for live Q&A! Read More »

  • Big Ben's Knee: Best and Worst Case Scenarios

    Monday, 28 September 2015 Big Ben's Knee: Best and Worst Case Scenarios

    Dr. Tucker discusses Ben Roethlisberger's knee injury with Sports Illustrated. Read More »

  • Fragility fractures: Taking control of management, follow-up and assessment

    Tuesday, 22 September 2015 Fragility fractures: Taking control of management, follow-up...

    “Part of the responsibility lies with patients to seek additional care or follow the recommendation of the provider after a fragility fracture,” Asif M. Ilyas, MD, told Orthopedics Today. “The other part is the physician’s end, we have to have some kind of infrastructure to manage not only the fracture acutely, but also the post-fracture management, including the osteoporosis evaluation.” Read More »

  • For many athletes, lower back injuries are common—but also treatable

    Friday, 04 September 2015 For many athletes, lower back injuries are common—but also t...

    Lumbar spine injuries are all-too common in athletes of all ages. While core strengthening and physical activity is necessary for a healthy back, high-level athletic activity can lead to significant low back injuries. Almost 14% of athletes at the NFL combine have a pre-existing lumbar spine diagnosis (such as a herniated intervertebral disc or a stress fracture). Lumbar injuries in non-collision sport athletes are common as well. MRI testing reveals that up to 85% of Olympic athletes have lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration or disc herniations. Read More »

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