Patient Education

Patient Education 2017-06-15T23:13:33+00:00

Conditions and Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder

    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization/Labral Repair
    • Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis
    • Arthroscopic Capsular Release
    • Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle Fracture Treatment
    • Arthroscopic AC Injury Treatment
  • Open Shoulder

    • Latarjet Procedure
    • Clavicle Fracture Repair
    • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty/Replacement
    • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty/Replacement
    • Proximal Humerus Fracture Repair
    • Sternoclavicular Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee

    • Partial Meniscectomy
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Meniscal Root Repair
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • PCL Reconstruction
    • Cartilage Restoration
  • Open Knee

    • Medial Patella-Femoral Ligament Reconstruction
    • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
    • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
    • Patellar Tendon Repair
    • ALL Reconstruction
    • PLC/LCL Reconstruction
    • High Tibial Osteotomy
    • Tibial Plateau Fracture Repair
  • Arthroscopic Elbow

    • Loose Body Removal
    • Cartilage Restoration Procedures
    • Arthritis Management
  • Open Elbow

    • Olecranon Fracture Repair
    • Distal Humerus Fracture Repair
    • Radial Head Fracture Repair & Replacement
    • Distal Biceps Repair
    • Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
    • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
    • Triceps Tendon Repair
  • Ankle

    • Achilles Tendon Repair
    • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Open Hip/Hamstring Repair

Videos

In addition to the links above, several instructional videos can be found on our YouTube Site

Lectures & Presentations

Links

  • Interval Running Program
    • Specific guidelines for returning to running following recovery from an injury or surgery.
  • Interval Throwing Program
    • Specific guidelines for returning to throwing after recovery from an injury or surgery.
  • Nutrition
    • We work with several nutritionists throughout the greater Washington Metropolitan Area and feel that it is an essential part of wellness that influences musculoskeletal health, body mass, and other factors emerging in clinical and basic science research.
  • Sports Psychology/Counseling
    • Our team works closely with several counselors and therapists to address psychosocial issues that arise from orthopaedic trauma, motor vehicle accidents, assault, and athletic injuries.  Athletes of all levels may encounter psychological challenges that impair performance, limit enjoyment, or affect their lives in other ways.  We are here to help and have had great success in making referrals to providers that find effective solutions and support for these issues.
  • Pilates
    • The topic of past and future blogs, Pilates is a spectacular form of exercise for athletes of any age.  Pilates incorporates the meditative and flexibility components of Yoga with strength training that focuses on the core muscles of the pelvis and trunk.  Initially designed for rehabilitation, Pilates has expanded to offer athletes of all ages and abilities a mechanism to definitively enhance the strength and flexibility of those muscles that so often lack adequate training in even the most rigorous sports endeavors.  For every stage of our athletic lives, core strength enhances balance and posture, reduces fatigue, improves speed and agility, and reduces the risk of falls and other injuries.  We work with instructors and studios across the Washington Metropolitan Areas to support our patients in the process.
  • Swimming
    • Swimming, like Pilates, is an exceptional exercise for athletes as we get older [meaning above 25 :)].  I am a runner and would run 6-8 miles 6-7 days a week if I could.  As I progress in my 40’s I find that my knees will not tolerate that level of repetitive impact and this is a phenomenon that I commonly encounter with my patients.  No matter how much we love to run or participate in any form of impact exercise, we must stay objective about the best ways to maintain desired levels of fitness throughout our lives.  Whether thinking about education, diet, our professions, parenting, or stress management we all need to adapt throughout our lives.  Without the ability to adapt, all living things suffer.  Why would exercise be any different?  As a result, we go to great efforts to encourage our patients to swim with any frequency as a part of their exercise regimen.  Many runners, soccer players, and other contact athletes find that triathlon is a great way to pursue competitive fitness in their 20’s and beyond. Like many others, I have found the beauty of this is the way in which it forces us to cross-train and avoid repetitive trauma from doing only one or two activities. For those who are interested in transitioning to swimming, we recommend the book Total Immersion as an excellent start to optimize form. In addition, many of our patients have found great success in their transition to swimming with the use of waterproof headphones for music which allows swimming to become an experience more similar to running.  We recommend checking out the waterproof iPod shuffle at WaterFi.com.