From Collegiate to Professional Athlete

With the NFL draft coming up, there is much anticipation about which players will end up with which team. While there are many changes with transitioning from collegiate to professional athlete, there is at least one constant that collegiate athletes will face – weighing the timeliness of treatment options when injured mid-season.  

There are currently a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments

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Dr. Eric Kropf Appointed Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at Temple

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Kropf on his new position as Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at Temple!


Article originally posted on Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine News Line

Eric Kropf, MD, FAAOS Appointed Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Eric J. Kropf, MD, FAAOS, has been appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, effective January 1, 2016.

Dr. Kropf joined Temple's faculty in 2009, serving as the Director of Resident Education and Research and most recently as the Director of Sports Medicine since 2014. He is currently a team physician for Temple University Athletics and St. Joseph's Preparatory School, as well as an orthopaedic consultant for the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Hip & Groin Pain in Athletes

Hip and groin pain affecting athletes has received a lot of attention in the media the past few years. Pick your favorite professional sport and chances are there have been any number of athletes that have been affected, to the point where practice and game time, as well as performance, have been impacted.

Since this is football season, you only have to look as far as the other week to read that Corey Clement, starting running back for the University of Wisconsin Badgers, is sidelined with a groin injury. Closer to home, Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles missed time this season with a groin injury. This is no longer an injury that is only prevalent in soccer or ice hockey players.

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How to Train for Race Day Results

It's only 6 Weeks until the Philadelphia Marathon! While you may have been training for many weeks, your training in the next few weeks can have a big impact on your race. Check out these tips on how to get the best results out of your training. Originally posted on by Cory Smith


Marathon Training: How to Tweak Your Long Run for Better Results on Race Day

The long run is a staple in all marathon and ½ marathon training. It’s the one run that prepares you physically and mentally to tackle the race-day mileage. For most runners, the only goal is the distance. No plan of attack— just head out the door and run 16 miles. Having a plan, beyond only completing the run in one piece, can help you prepare better for the race.

Here are two tweaks you can make to the “just go out and run” approach to long runs that will leave you better prepared to tackle your upcoming marathon or half marathon. 

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