Rothman Institute News
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Have you or someone you know ever suffered from an orthopaedic injury? You may have spent long hours in the local emergency room, waiting to be seen by a general doctor who may or may not specialize in orthopaedics. Next time, why not visit the best immediate care clinic near Philadelphia that specializes in orthopaedics? Read More »
Thursday, 18 June 2015
UCL reconstruction surgery was first performed by Dr. Frank Jobe in 1974 on Tommy John, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. This time, Dr. Michael G. Ciccotti, director of the sports medicine team at the Rothman Institute and head team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies, is the man behind the scalpel. Read More »
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Allen Hughes said the concept of flotation therapy took a long time to sink in.
The management consultant, a self-described "high strung" type who's always looking for new ways to relieve stress, said he didn't think floating in water could bring him that much relaxation. Read More »
Friday, 29 May 2015
Drugs to increase bone strength that have reaped billions of dollars in sales aren't worth the cost and the risk of side effects, researchers argue in a paper published in the British Medical Journal. Read More »
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Dr. R. Robert Franks, sports medicine physician at Rothman Institute, sees the number of skateboarding injuries increase every year when the weather turners warmer. The most common injuries are concussions, lacerations and broken bones. Read More »
Wednesday, 06 May 2015
SI.com spoke with Dr. Surena Namdari of the Rothman Institute about the general nature of rotator cuff tears and Pacquiao’s specific injury. Read More »
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Small lifestyle changes can mean the world for overall health. Thanks to Philly’s finest doctors and medical centers, it’s never been easier for women to be proactive toward everything from heart disease to breast cancer.
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Friday, 17 April 2015
At the Rothman Institute, spine surgeon Alexander Vaccaro has patients prepped and waiting for him in four different exam rooms all before 8:00 a.m. Hovering, a little like an entourage, are medical assistants getting what he needs and younger doctors watching him work. Vaccaro is a sought-after specialist. And, at age 53, he has a 2-month-old baby at home. Read More »
Friday, 17 April 2015
According to Dr. Steven Raikin, director of foot and ankle service at the Rothman Institute and professor of orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson Medical College, over 30% of Achilles tendon ruptures happen in the spring. Read More »
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Orthopedics is growing rapidly, and patients are reaping the benefits.
The aging population, an increase in minimally invasive joint replacement techniques, and advancements in surgical technology have led to the growth of orthopedics as one of the fastest growing medical specialties. Read More »