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  • Orthopaedic Emergencies Require the Best Immediate Care Clinic Near Philadelphia

    Tuesday, 30 June 2015 Orthopaedic Emergencies Require the Best Immediate Care Clin...

    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 »

  • Inside the OR: UCL Reconstruction Surgery

    Thursday, 18 June 2015 Inside the OR: UCL Reconstruction Surgery

    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 »

  • Float spa fans say isolation tanks buoy bodies and minds

    Wednesday, 10 June 2015 Float spa fans say isolation tanks buoy bodies and minds

    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 »

  • Brittle Bones and Broken Hips: Drugs Aren't the Answer, Study Finds

    Friday, 29 May 2015 Brittle Bones and Broken Hips: Drugs Aren't the Answer,...

    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 »

  • Skateboarding injuries: Taking risks to extremes

    Wednesday, 27 May 2015 Skateboarding injuries: Taking risks to extremes

    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 »

  • Dr. Surena Namdari on Manny Pacquiao's injury, surgery and rehab

    Wednesday, 06 May 2015 Dr. Surena Namdari on Manny Pacquiao's injury, surgery ...

    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 »

  • Philly’s Best Doctors & Medical Center

    Wednesday, 22 April 2015 Philly’s Best Doctors & Medical Center

    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.
    Read More »

  • When an M.D. is not enough, add an MBA

    Friday, 17 April 2015 When an M.D. is not enough, add an MBA

    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 »

  • Weekend Warriors at Risk for Achilles Tendon Rupture

    Friday, 17 April 2015 Weekend Warriors at Risk for Achilles Tendon Rupture

    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 »

  • Orthopedic Advancements

    Tuesday, 31 March 2015 Orthopedic Advancements

    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 »

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