NEWS & ARTICLES

The Pelvic Anatomy

A couple weeks ago I gave a talk at a Baseball Medicine Conference.  One of the focal points was on the pelvic anatomy, specifically the pubic joint.  Think of the anterior pelvis as a joint, which we call the pubic joint. The complexity o...

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The Term "Sports Hernia"

 I have seen new patients that say they had a "sports hernia" surgery by a surgeon, but are still feeling pain. Over the past half century, people have used a number of terms to describe the musculoskeletal injuries that affect the abdomen, pelvis and thighs of athletes.  The term "sports hernia” is often used when describing some of these injuries.  This term continues to be used although none of the athletic injuries that occur in the pelvis and are, in fact, true hernias.  It has led to inaccurate diagnosis, suboptimal treatment and misconceptions about pathogenesis.  

Pelvic Pain in Women Athletes

During the past two decades,  the number of active women with chronic hip and pelvic pain has grown.  There is an increase of female patients I treat in my office, and I often see women whose pain persists even after seeing more than one specialist, having multiple diagnoses, and attempting many treatments.   It was these observations that led me to study various diagnoses  and effective treatments for hip and pelvic pain in women.  By understanding these diagnoses and treatments better, physicians and physical therapists will be armed with the tools needed to deliver efficient diagnoses and effective solutions.

Chapter from Sports Medicine in Baseball

There is a great new book out, Sports Medicine in Baseball [1], that details the evaluation and treatment of common problems encountered in baseball players at all levels of competition.  I was happy to contribute a chapter.  The chapter re...

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