Using brake reaction time to determine when it is safe to return to driving, researchers from Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine undertook work to determine if a difference exists in brake reaction time before versus after hip arthroscopy. Interestingly, the scientists found no difference in the brake reaction time of patients before versus after hip arthroscopy.
Dr. Joshua Harris, who is based at Houston Methodist Hospital, focuses on hip issues in younger adults. Yoga involves a lot of deep hip flexion and rotation — which, Harris said, can create pain for people who (usually unknowingly) have a hip “impingement” due to the shape and structure of the bones that make up the hip socket.
“My advice to people is to start slow, don’t push too hard, and find a good instructor who emphasizes proper form and technique,” Harris said.
Throwing his personal record at 250 feet, it’s hard to believe 22-year-old Devin Bogert threw javelin for years with pain and discomfort.
“It took a couple years to try and figure out what was really going on, it was kind of always addressed as a groin injury and so it wasn’t until I saw Dr. Harris that I really focused that it was a hip problem,” Bogert said.
For ballet dancers like Yuriko Kajiya, everything starts with turnout.
The ability to rotate the leg so that the knee and foot turn outward is essential to classical ballet technique and is the foundation of most other ballet moves. And it’s one of the more difficult tasks to master.
It’s a grueling contact sport where players have little protection against injury, so doctors are focusing on preventing soccer injuries before the game even starts.
Andrew Murphy says the surgery has permitted him to show his students detailed movements without hip pain.
National Hockey League players have the best chance to return to their sport after an ACL tear, and snowboarders have the lowest rate of returning to their sport, according to a series of papers recently published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.
The stress of repetitive jumping makes NBA players particularly prone to painful, even career-ending cartilage lesions. For decades, microfracture surgery—pricking holes in the knee bone to stimulate tissue regrowth—was the gold-standard repair. But the fibrocartilage that forms is stiffer than the knee’s hyaline cartilage, impeding a return to elite play. “So many new procedures coming out are superior,” says orthopedist Joshua Harris, who studied microfracture’s impact on the NBA. Here’s how three of them work.
Patients have long-term improvements in patients who have combined osteotomy, meniscus transplantation and articular cartilage surgery, according to study presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, here.
Medical team fixes injuries, and not just the human ones.
Houston Methodist Hospital has launched a sports medicine program focused on endurance athletes. The idea is that people who compete in marathons and triathlons suffer different injuries than people who play team sports, and they sometimes have a different attitude towards rehabilitation.
If your New Year’s resolution was to get in shape, you should ease into your exercise program, an expert warns. Trying to get quick results could do more harm than good..
Click on Read More to watch the video.
Return-to-Sport and Performance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in National Basketball Association Players
Background: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is a significant injury in National Basketball Association (NBA) players.
Hypotheses: NBA players undergoing ACL reconstruction (ACLR) have high rates of return to sport (RTS), with RTS the season following surgery, no difference in performance between pre- and postsurgery, and no difference in RTS rate or performance between cases (ACLR) and controls (no ACL tear).
Study Design: Case-control.
Context: The ability to return to elite pitching, performance, and clinical outcomes of shoulder surgery in elite baseball pitchers are not definitively established.
Objective: To determine (1) the rate of return to sport (RTS) in elite pitchers following shoulder surgery, (2) postoperative clinical outcomes upon RTS, and (3) performance upon RTS and to compare RTS rates in different types of shoulder surgery.
Houston Methodist welcomes new sports medicine surgeon
Dr. Joshua Harris, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy, is joining Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
Harris will begin accepting patients on September 30 at Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 4000 Garth Road, Suite 200 in Baytown, as well as at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.