Dr. Peter Whang, a spine surgeon and associate professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine, joined News 8 to discuss the link between seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and back pain.
- November 15, 2023Source: Yale Medicine
We all need oxygen to live, but you might not think of its importance when it comes to conditions that affect our bones. Bones, which are made of different types of cells, proteins, and minerals, need a steady supply of oxygen-rich blood to stay strong. When the blood supply to the bone is interrupted, it can cause the bone tissue to die—a condition known as avascular necrosis.
- November 10, 2023
Adult Reconstruction Division Welcomes Andrzej Brzezinski, MD as 2023-24 Total Joint Replacement Surgery Fellow
The Yale Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Division of Adult Reconstruction is pleased to welcome Andrzej Brzezinski, MD as the 2023-2024 Yale Arthroplasty Fellow. He was appointed as a Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery and becomes just the third fellow in the fellowship program’s history, following Erik McDonald, MD (2021-2022) and Ansab Khwaja, MD (2022-2023).
- November 01, 2023
Yale Athletics Head Team Physician, Liz Gardner, MD, Covering “The Game” in Upcoming Yale-Harvard Football Matchup
Yale vs. Harvard is the one of the oldest rivalries in college football. As the teams prepare to square off on November 18th at Yale Bowl in their 139th meeting, sports medicine personnel are readying their own team of physicians and medical staff to triage potential injuries that take place on the gridiron.
- October 27, 2023Source: Yale Medicine
No one ever wants a second surgery to fix something that should have been taken care of the first time. Unfortunately, not all procedures go as planned, and nothing lasts forever, including the metal and plastic parts used in a hip, knee, or shoulder replacement surgery. Yale Medicine orthopaedic surgeons explain why certain surgeries need to be done again.
- October 23, 2023Source: WebMD
One of the first times Jesi Stracham spoke to another wheelchair user after her accident was in an inpatient lab with a peer mentor. This was about a month after the 2015 motorcycle accident that broke Stracham’s back and left her paralyzed from the waist down.
- October 23, 2023
Hankenson to Lead New Yale School of Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program
A new physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) residency program will train future physiatrists at the Yale School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. The program, which will accept four medical school graduate trainees annually and requires four-years to complete, will complement the department’s existing orthopaedic surgery residency program. Jennifer Hankenson, MD is serving as the Residency Program Director and is working alongside PM&R Section Chief, Rummana Aslam, MD, to review applicants and welcome the inaugural trainees, who will begin in 2024.
- October 17, 2023
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- October 05, 2023Source: Drug Discovery News
From chemical warfare trenches, scientists glimpsed an opportunity to transform deadly mustard gas into a revolutionary cancer treatment.
- September 28, 2023Source: U.S. News & World Report
If your doctor has recommended you to have orthopedic surgery — a procedure performed on the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons and muscles — it's common to have questions. Every orthopedic surgery is different, ranging from minimally invasive hand procedures with same-day discharge to total joint replacements requiring hospital stays and extended rehabilitation. Jim, Hsu, MD walks us through the best questions to ask an orthopedic surgeon to inform your decision-making and optimize your surgical outcomes.