Dr Emmanuel
Dr Emmanuel
Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Make no bones about it: The female athlete triad can lead to problems with bone health

Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), women with symptoms known as the “female athlete triad” […]


Eating nuts linked to healthier, longer life

Move over, apples: A handful of nuts a day keeps the doctor away–and might help you live longer, according to new results from two long-running Harvard studies. “We found that people who ate nuts every day lived longer, healthier lives than people who didn’t eat nuts,” said study co-author Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition […]


Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment Shows Potential for Knee Osteoarthritis

A study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery has shown that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) holds great promise for treating patients with knee osteoarthritis. The treatment improved pain and function, and in up to 73% of patients, appeared to delay the progression of osteoarthritis, which is a progressive disease. The study appears online, ahead of […]


‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it’s 40 pounds, at 45 degrees it’s 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees it’s 60 pounds. That’s […]


ConforMIS announces new generation total knee replacement

ConforMIS has announced the new-generation iTotal CR total knee replacement, designed to improve procedural efficiency by further reducing the number of intraoperative steps required during a knee replacement surgery. The only customized total knee replacement product currently available, the iTotal CR is designed and manufactured specifically to match each patient’s anatomy and has demonstrated greater […]


Surgery Vs. Physical Therapy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

If you have lumbar spinal stenosis, you may eventually be faced with a decision about whether to have surgery. However, you might be just as well off with physical therapy. A new study found that patients who followed a specific physical therapy program had similar outcomes to those who had surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. […]


PRP shows potential for treating Achilles tendinosis

Terry Stanton Study examines treatment effects in insertional and noninsertional cases Pain of the Achilles tendon is among the most frequent causes of pain among patients seen at foot and ankle practices. The common cause, chronic Achilles tendinosis, is the result of poor vascularization and of microtears in the collagen fibers due to repetitive overuse. […]


PRP May Be Effective Treatment for RCT

Maureen Leahy Aprospective cohort study indicates that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection may be a safe and cost-effective treatment alternative for rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT) without a full-thickness tear of the rotator cuff. The results are presented in Scientific Poster P318, “Platelet Rich Plasma Injection as an Alternative Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tendinitis of Shoulder,” selected […]


Low Back Pain Triggers: Many Are Modifiable

Triggers for an episode of low back pain include both physical factors, such as manual tasks involving heavy loads and awkward posture, and psychosocial factors, such as fatigue, during performance of a task. Odds ratios for these triggers ranged from 2.7 to 25.0, according to results from a case-crossover study, led by Daniel Steffens at […]


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