Rick Wright, MD, the author of this blog, is a sports medicine physician at Washington University Orthopedics in St. Louis and the head team physician for the St. Louis Blues. He specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries, and has special interests in knee ACL and revision ACL injuries, meniscus injuries, articular cartilage injuries of the knee, shoulder instability, rotator cuff disease, and total knee replacements. Your comments and feedback are encouraged.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Do Bouts of Significant Calorie Restriction Improve Health?
Researchers have suggested that moderate to significant calorie restriction may improve health and longevity. There is some reasonable research to support the concept. Read details of the findings HERE
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Want a Hint to Help Minimize Anxiety and Depression?
Chronic complaining seems to rewire brains and increase the chance for anxiety and depression. Read details HERE
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Is Running Bad for Your Knees?
Frequently, running gets a bad reputation for damaging joints. I have always told patients it is somewhat controversial, but that running on a normal non-arthritic joint is probably safe. If you have developed arthritis then I believe you should at a minimum cross train with less impact cardio activities such as elliptical, walking, stairmaster, cycling or swimming. If you continue to run on a damaged joint I believe it may accelerate the wear and tear and subsequent arthritis. A recently published study seems to support the fact that running may not be harmful and actually may be helpful for normal joints. read the details HERE
Friday, February 17, 2017
How Do You Leave Stress at the Office and Not Take It Home?
The weekend is coming. You need to leave your work stress at the office and not take it home with you. Easier said than done. Studies have shown exercise especially longer periods of walking, swimming etc. may help lessen the grouchiness at home. Read details HERE
Thursday, February 16, 2017
How Does Exercise Help the Brain: It May be Genetic
We know that regular exercise is beneficial for many brain functions, but how does it actually work. Read about an interesting study that suggests genetic implications HERE
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Predictors of Outcome from the MARS Cohort: Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Bracing Factors
How To Lose Common Unhealthy Habits
Stuck with some unhealthy habits. Here are ways to get rid of 7 common bad health habits. Read about it HERE
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Exercise Routine Losing Its Effectiveness?
Exercising hard, but not seeing results. maybe your routine needs to change. Not everyone responds to exercise the same way. Read details HERE
Friday, February 10, 2017
It's controversial, but some researchers feel you can train yourself to live on less sleep. Others believe it is less programmable. Read details HERE
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Exercise Motivational Tricks
Struggling to remain motivated to exercise. Find some helpful hints HERE
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
A Neuromuscular Warm Up Program May Help Prevent ACL Injuries
An old study, but still true. A neuromuscular based warm up program may help prevent ACL injuries. Read details HERE . Unfortunately, we don't know the exact dose, frequency etc. It is apparent that almost any program helps. Now we have to determine the easiest applied correct program. The Young Athlete's Center will be trialing programs locally with soccer teams. Stay tuned for results and recommendations
Friday, February 3, 2017
Cheese - Maybe More Nutritious Than You Thought
Cheese sometimes has gotten a bad reputation as an unhealthy food. In reality it has many beneficial aspects. Read details HERE
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Protein Changes for Breakfast May Keep You Full Longer
Some plant based proteins eaten for breakfast will give you a full feeling longer in the day. Read details HERE
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Revision ACL Reconstruction Predictors of Outcome: Meniscus and Cartilage
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Labels: ACL, ACL injury, ACL reconstruction, Knee Injuries, knee ligament injuries, Lateral Meniscus, MARS, Medial Meniscus, Meniscus Repair, Meniscus Tears, revision ACL, Revision ACL reconstruction
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