Augmented reality is making a place in medicine. Dr. Jonas Rudzki, orthopaedic shoulder specialist, is the first surgeon in DC, Maryland, and Virginia to use a state of the art augmented reality program from Stryker/Tornier to perform total shoulder replacements. We’ve been using 3D reconstruction to plan total shoulder replacements for over 12 years and
Shoulder Instability Update: Latarjet Shoulder instability can be a source of significant pain and disability with progressive damage to cartilage and an increased risk of arthritis and destruction of the bone on the socket (glenoid) and ball (humeral head) of the shoulder joint. Treatment of shoulder instability has evolved considerably over the past 15
SHOULDER INSTABILITY & ICE HOCKEY: Shoulder dislocation and instability are not uncommon injuries in ice hockey from the PeeWee level to Men's League hockey to the NHL. Dr. Rudzki has experience with these injuries from research and co-authoring book chapters with world experts to lecturing internationally and from collaborating with colleagues on comprehensive return-to-play protocols
ACL REHAB: Skiing, Hiking, Martial Arts, & Patient Goals Many patients want to get back to skiing after ACL rehab. From adolescent racers to helicopter skiers in the back-country and recreational skiers in their 70's, we work closely with our patients and physical therapists to help bring patients back to what they love. The
Complaint/Injury Henry was a junior elite ice hockey player at the time of his injury. He felt his shoulder forcefully sublux (pop out of place and go back into place) due to a water sports injury where he fell onto his outstretched arm into the water. Later that day, his shoulder subluxed again. The next
Case study of adult recurrent shoulder instability treated successfully with an arthroscopic stabilization. Surgical indications, techniques, imaging, rehabilitation and results are discussed with patient-specific feedback.
Discoid lateral meniscus is a cause of knee pain, swelling, and mechanical symptoms. Surgical treatment can be of significant benefit in helping athletes to return to normal activities. This case study exemplifies the successful treatment of Discoid Lateral Meniscus and how it can help athletes return to optimal function.
Nancy came in for an evaluation at Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. She had blown out her shoulder in February of 2016 and sustained a rotator cuff tear.