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  • The multi-sport versus single-sport athlete

    The multi-sport versus single-sport athlete

    Author: Dr. J. Pieter Hommen

    As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, I am frequently asked by concerned parents about whether their child should play a single sport year-round. Here in South Florida, we are blessed with weather that allows for nearly year-round outdoor sports activities.

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  • What is calcific tendonitis and what causes it?

    What is calcific tendonitis and what causes it?

    Source: Medical News Today

    Calcific tendonitis is a condition caused by calcium deposits building up in a person's muscles or tendons. If calcium builds up in an area, a person may feel pain and discomfort there.

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  • Role of Stem Cells, PRP and Grafts in the Repair of Rotator Cuff Tears

    Role of Stem Cells, PRP and Grafts in the Repair of Rotator Cuff Tears

    Author: Dr. J. Pieter Hommen

    A tear of the rotator cuff tendon from the bone can result in significant pain and disability. Some patients can be managed with conservative treatments, whereas others require repair of the tendon back to bone to restore function and pain relief. Nearly 400,000 rotator cuff repairs are performed annually in the United States..

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  • Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy in the Athlete

    Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy in the Athlete

    Author: Dr. J. Pieter Hommen

    Advancements in Hip Arthroscopy

    Arthroscopy is a term derived from the Greek words “arthro” which means “joint”, and “skopein” which means “to view or observe”. Therefore, hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure whereby the orthopedic surgeon can look into the hip joint with a camera inserted through small keyhole incisions.

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  • Allograft Repair of Massive and “Irreparable” Rotator Cuff Tears

    Allograft Repair of Massive and “Irreparable” Rotator Cuff Tears

    Author: Dr. J. Pieter Hommen

    Questions:

    1. Has your rotator cuff tear been described as “large”, “massive”, “retracted” or “irreparable”?

    2. Has it been many months since you tore your rotator cuff?

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  • Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners

    Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners

    Source: RSNA News

    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).

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Baptist Hospital

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Suite 101 East, Miami, FL 33176

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