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.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
How To Lose 5 LBS Fast
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Can You Cut Too Many Calories?
Monday, August 28, 2017
Looking For An Efficient Running Stride? Your Body Will Find It
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Kids' Sports Leagues: A 15 Billion Dollar Industry - Time Cover Story
Want To Age Better? Maintain Your Life Purpose
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Want A Better Day -- Start With A Better Morning
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Social Jet Lag i.e. Sleeping In On The Weekends May Make It Worse
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Cardinal's Rosenthal Will Undergo UCL (Tommy John) Surgery. What does That Mean?
Trevor Rosenthal by report will undergo ulnar collateral surgery. UCL reconstruction or Tommy John surgery as it is commonly called involves replacing a torn ligament on the inside of the elbow. The anterior band of the UCL is typically replaced with a graft. The graft may come from the forearm, knee or sometimes a cadaver. Fortunately, the results are frequently good and elbow procedures are more successful in returning throwers to the previous level than many shoulder procedures in pitchers. Read this American Journal of Sports Medicine STUDY of UCL reconstructions we performed at Washington University in the Sports Medicine group that showed a 92% success rate at returning patients to their previous level of throwing. Typically recovery takes 12 months to return to pitching competitively.
Worried About Your Eyes After The Eclipse?
MARS Predictors Of Patient Reported Outcomes After Revision ACL Reconstruction
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Exercising On An Empty Stomach May Burn More Fat
Monday, August 21, 2017
Want To Delay Retirement -- Hit The Gym
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Moderate Exercise May Be The Most Healthy
Moderate intensity exercise may be best for overall fitness. Short bouts of higher intensity may be all that is needed. Read details HERE
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Running And Exercise May Be Socially Contagious
Friday, August 18, 2017
8 Ways To Avoid Weight Gain On Vacation
HERE are 8 ways to avoid picking up unnecessary pounds
Running Can Be Good For Knees
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Hints For Weight Loss From 5 That Actually Did It
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
MOON ACL Reconstruction Award Winning Study
At the AOSSM Annual Meeting the 10 year outcomes for the MOON Group were presented by Kurt Spindler MD. The study won the AOSSM O'Donoghue Award for best clinical study for 2017. The MOON Group is a 7 site study focusing on primary ACL reconstructions.
Findings in this study of 1592 ACL reconstructions with 83% follow up showed several factors impacting the IKDC and KOOS Sports and Recreation and KOOS Quality of Life with worse scores. These included: Grade 3 and 4 cartilage wear in any compartment, previous medial meniscectomy, revision ACL reconstruction, higher BMI, smoking, reoperation or subsequent surgery and lower baseline scores. Factors not predicting worse scores included surgeon, medial and lateral meniscus surgery, sport played, graft chosen, MCL or LCL injury or higher laxity.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time's Guide to Happiness In Life, At Work And At Home
Monday, August 14, 2017
How To Be Better At Stress
Need some coping hints for stress. See the NY Times review HERE
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Bryce Harper Bone Bruise: How Long Will He Be Out?
By report Bryce Harper sustained a bone bruise without any ligament damage. Good news, but recovery may still take time. Read our report on isolated bone bruise recovery which was the first study analyzing this in the medical literature. See it HERE. We showed average time to full activity was 3.1 months so reports the team feels he may miss the rest of the regular season are probably accurate.
How To Impact Your Appetite With Exercise
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Worried About The Impact of Exercise On Your Heart
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Great Hints On How To Handle Stress Without It Affecting Your Health
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
11 Ways To Truly Relax
HERE are hints for 11 ways to relax
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Is It Possible To Drink Too Much Water
Friday, August 4, 2017
15 Foods A Nutritionist Always Keeps In Their Fridge
Thursday, August 3, 2017
You Can Learn Resilience Even In Your Middle Age Years
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Need Motivation To exercise? Find Hints Here
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Resistant Starches Offer Health Benefits
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