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UW Medicine Sports, Spine & Orthopedic Health is a multidisciplinary team of specially trained, highly experienced rehab medicine and sports medicine physicians, orthopedic, plastic and spine surgeons, podiatrists, physical and occupational therapists and sports psychologists. As a partner in your patient’s care, surgical treatment is considered a last option. That is why our specialists offer the latest advances in non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy, to restore your muscle strength and range of motion or joint injections that help reduce inflammation and pain at the injury site. However, sometimes surgery is necessary. Patients who require surgical treatment are able to consult with skilled orthopedic surgeons who have extensive experience performing a variety of procedures, including minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries at our state-of-the-art, outpatient facilities.
Tearing the ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, in the knee is an injury common to sports participants. The treatment typically involves surgical reconstruction of the tissue, and then the patient must pass a physical skills test to return ...
Paul A. Manner, MD, FRCS(C) talks about arthritis, provides treatment options, and discusses what conditions may need surgery.
Jerry Huang MD, demonstrates a physical exam of the wrist, and identifies any potential deformities of the wrist as part of the annual UW Hand Course event.
Thomas Burns, MD and Conor Kleweno, MD discuss treatment of geriatric hip fractures and the frequency of incidents affecting hospitals.
Jason Hsu, MD, and Zahab Ahsan, MD, review controversial topics in anatomic shoulder arthroplasty and highlight surgical principles during this grand rounds presentation.
Claudia Christman-Skieller, MD, and Sean Nork, MD, discuss case examples, anatomy, classification schemes, historical perspectives and more during this grand rounds presentation.
An historical perspective on Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis and discussion on diagnostic challenges and the clinical decision making process.
David S. Owens, MD, MS, discusses sudden cardiac arrest in young adults and share his experience with diagnosis and treatment.
Computer assisted accelerometer guided total knee arthroplasty - a surgical technique in total knee replacement.
Pediatric sports injuries are becoming more common; around two million high school sports injuries per year due to increased participation rates & higher levels of competition.
Douglas P. Hanel, MD, discusses the treatment of elbow injuries, surgical strategies and post-operative treatment.
Information & Resources
According to the World Health Organization, physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for mortality in the world.
Cindy Lin, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Assistant Director of Clinical Innovation for The Sports Institute led the exercise vital sign initiative at UW Medicine.
With the start of a new school year, it's a good opportunity to remind anyone thinking about participating in sports of some simple things to do to prevent some common injuries.
A study led by Bruce Sangeorzan, MD, at several institutions shows that ankle replacement is a worthwhile consideration for patients with end-stage ankle arthritis.
This document provides an overview of the concepts of load, overload and recovery, as well as the musculoskeletal and psychosocial issues related to overload injuries and illnesses that are important for the team physician to understand.
The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement is designed to build on the principles outlined in the previous statements and to develop further conceptual understanding of sport-related concussion (SRC).
Charlotte Gistelinck, PhD, Ronald Kwon, PhD, David Eyre, PhD, and Mary Ann Weis worked with researchers from Ghent University in Belgium to assess the extent to which human type 1 collagenopathies are repeated in mutant zebrafish.
Research & Publications
Blog: Shoulder Arthritis / Rotator Cuff Tears: causes of shoulder pain
Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:45 PM
Preoperative Screening in Patients having Elective Shoulder Surgery Reveals a High Rate of Fall RiskThese authors point out that patients having shoulder surgery are at increased risk for falls for a number of reasons, including advanced ...
Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:15 AM
From Science News, April 30, 2021."Little Foot, a nearly complete hominid skeleton painstakingly excavated from rock inside a South African cave, shouldered a powerful evolutionary load.This 3.67-million-year-old adult female sports the ...