Patient Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Physical Therapy Utilization after Uncomplicated Meniscectomy
Meniscal tears are common orthopaedic injuries that may be caused by trauma or degenerative changes in the knee joint. The extent to which physical therapy (PT) is used after meniscectomy is unknown. The objective of this study was to estimate the extent to which PT is implemented after meniscectomy and to identify factors associated with its utilization.
ACL injuries are more common for female athletes such as UConn’s Paige Bueckers. Experts explain why
Female athletes are two to eight times more likely to sustain an ACL injury compared to male athletes. While ACL injuries are most common in sports that involve pivoting and sudden movements, such as basketball and soccer, women are more likely to suffer an ACL injury no matter the level of competition. Two Yale Orthopaedic surgeons explain.Source: Connecticut Post
Yale offers free medical screening for local student-athletes
The Yale School of Medicine is inviting local student-athletes to register for a free medical screening in August – the registration deadline is July 22. The screenings are for student athletes 13 to 19 years old in New Haven, West Haven and Hamden. Yale will provide general medicine, orthopedic, neurologic and cardiac screenings, including EKGs, at no cost.Source: NPR
Yale Medicine Partners with Connecticut Whale to Provide Comprehensive Medical Care
The Connecticut Whale women’s professional hockey team announced today that Yale Medicine will provide the team with medical care. A Yale Medicine team physician will administer sports medicine pre- and post-season physicals, and provide game day medical triage and optimal athletic medicine off the ice.
Here Are The Stretches You Should Do Before Running
If you have ever made a new playlist, thrown on your favorite Lululemon gear, and laced up your running shoes, you're probably ready to get your sweat on with a long, head-clearing jog. But before hitting the pavement, take a moment to make sure you're properly warmed up. One expert gives the perfect analogy as to why.Source: The List
Healthcare is a Team Effort for Connecticut Sun
The elite players of the WNBA Connecticut Sun know that winning is a team effort. So, too, do the medical professionals from Yale New Haven Health and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital who provide an array of healthcare services to keep the players in winning form under the leadership of team physician, Michael Medvecky, MD.
Local cardiologists hope that study of college athletes with COVID-19 will help establish more comprehensive guidelines for return to play
Local cardiologists hope that study of college athletes with COVID-19 will help establish more comprehensive guidelines for return to playSource: Hartford Courant
Registries could offer insight into COVID-19's impact on college athletes' hearts
Researchers are soon expected to release initial findings from a national cardiac registry of NCAA athletes who have tested positive for COVID-19, giving hope to health care professionals trying to better understand the impact of the disease on the heart.Source: American Heart Association News
Medical School Professor Runs Through All 169 Connecticut Towns
Edward Snyder, MD, professor of laboratory medicine, doesn’t run to win, but he does run for the crown of a king. Last March, Snyder achieved a goal 16 years in the making—running races in all 169 towns in Connecticut. Those few who complete the feat are crowned as royalty by his running club.
Keeping Pace: Managing Atrial Fibrillation in Athletes
Increased prevalence of atrial fibrillation (Afib) among aging baby boomers has sparked debate among cardiologists about a so-called epidemic of Afib, with some data suggesting that as many as 20% of seniors over 80 will develop the condition.Source: Medscape
For a cross-country skier, disk replacement surgery ended a battle with back pain
Danette Guay, 49, of Middletown, suffered back pain but balked at a spinal fusion procedure. Instead, artificial disk replacement allows her to continue to enjoy gardening and cross-country skiing.Source: Yale Medicine