Dr Emmanuel
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Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Why treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes is so difficult

Despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine. “The results of treatment are not as predictable as the patient, family, trainer, coach and doctor would like to think,” according to an article in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation […]


Study supports efficacy of closed reduction, percutaneous fixation of crescent-fracture dislocations

Recently published data highlight the safety and efficacy of closed reduction and percutaneous screw fixation for the treatment of crescent fracture-dislocation of the sacroiliac joint and indicate satisfactory function and radiographic outcomes with the procedure. Source: Healio Read more


Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners

Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Source: Medical News Today Read more


Debridement cited as better initial option to treat infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty

Results from a retrospective, multicenter study by French researchers that investigated treatment options for infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty supported the use of debridement as a first- line treatment, but noted this option had a 54% healing rate. Source: Healio Read more


Innovative tissue engineering strategies to repair spinal disc herniation

New therapeutic approaches to repair herniated discs in the lumbar spine using novel tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies have shown promising outcomes in preclinical studies and target the underlying problem of disc injury or instability, unlike current nonsurgical and surgical treatments. Source: Medical Xpress Read more


Opioid exposure tied to higher odds of low testosterone levels

Exposure to opioids is associated with increased likelihood of low testosterone levels, with increased odds as age and number of comorbidities increase, according to a study published in the December issue of Pain Medicine. Source: Medical Xpress Read more


Bone drug protects stem cells from aging

An existing drug used to treat osteoporosis also protects stem cells from aging, scientists have found. These researchers now want to understand if the drug can be used to revert ageing in stem cells. Source: Science Daily Read more


Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction

Investigators found significant improvements from preoperative measures at 24.8-month follow-up for both mean side-to-side differences and Lysholm scores in patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using a special drill pin guide and reamer, along with a laser-guided device to facilitate a transtibial approach. Source: Healio Read more


Pro athletes may safely return to competition after lumbar microdiscectomy

CHICAGO — The pooled rate of return to play following lumbar microdiscectomy for herniated disc nucleus was 83.5%, according to results presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, and the overall return to play rate for elite athletes with a herniated disc after this procedure was 84.5%. Source: Healio Read more


Recommendations for patient activity after knee replacement vary among surgeons

During recovery after knee replacement surgery, exercise is critical. After initial recovery, patients will want to resume more strenuous activities. In addition to exercise prescribed by a physical therapist, several studies have shown patients who participated in athletic activities prior to surgery will want to continue this practice after surgery. However, how much activity and […]


  • North American Spine Society
  • California Medical Association
  • Spine Arthroplasty Society