Matt and Olivia, the 2018-2019 athletic training residents at Bone & Joint are learning proper sterile technique and OR basics.
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When young, active athletes tear their ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), it usually needs surgery. Although a very small percentage of ACL tears can be repaired, the vast majority need to be reconstructed completely with a new ligament. Surgeons have known for some time that allograft (graft from donors) has a higher failure rate than autograft (the patient’s own graft). Common areas to harvest this graft are the hamstrings, the patellar tendon, and the quadriceps tendon. Although the hamstrings tendon is the most commonly used, several studies have suggested that it might have a higher failure rate in high demand athletes. New research published at AOSSM demonstrated a significantly higher re-tear rate using hamstring tendons compared to the gold standard (patellar tendon). Read more here…
Although there are many factors that determine the best graft choice for an individual patient, it is becoming increasingly clear that hamstring grafts are probably not the best options for most young, active athletes – especially female athletes. Female athletes are at the highest risk for tearing their ACL, and having a re-tear or tear of the other side later on. We recommend using patellar tendon (bone-patellar tendon-bone, or BTB) or quadriceps tendon grafts in most young, high demand athletes. We published a research paper demonstrating that if hamstrings are used, they often need to be augmented with extra tendon from a cadaver. You can read more about female ACL injuries in a book chapter we wrote about that topic.
Bone & Joint Clinic and PEAK Performance Physical Therapy are hosting the 1st Annual High School Football Sports Medicine Summer School. This will be a crash course in everything needed for high school football sideline coverage. If you are providing sports medicine coverage in any capacity to high school athletes, you should attend this course. Topics and content will be geared toward coaches, doctors, PA’s and NPs, nurses, athletic trainers, and physical therapists.
WHEN: July 23rd, 2018
WHERE: Episcopal High School, Baton Rouge, LA
PRICE: Free, but RSVP required. Limited spots available.
Knee arthritis and cartilage wear has traditionally been considered an uncurable condition. In fact, the only consistently successful treatment whas a total knee replacement. Although knee replacements are a good option for severe arthritis, they require a large surgery, a prolonged recorvery course, and are usually associated with temporary, but significant, postoperative pain. Fortunately, advances in medical knowledge and technology have produced some very promising non-surgical treatments for knee arthritis. While there may not be a cure for arthritis yet, many of these treatments have shown potential to delay the need for knee replacement surgery.
Bone & Joint Clinic is proud to be a participant in the “Covering All Bases” Baseball Clinic with Dunham Baseball Coach Sham Gabehart and World Series Champion David Dellucci on Jan. 27, 2018. Baseball players from grades 2-8 are welcome to attend the skills clinic, and parents will be able to participate in an interactive sports medicine injury prevention and performance enhancement session. Sign up for the clinic here: http://www.dunhamschool.org/firstpitch
Bone & Joint Clinic is proud to be the official orthopaedic partner of the 2018 Louisiana Marathon. We will have a tent by the finish line both Saturday and Sunday. Please come by and visit us either day!
Dr. Burnham co-authored a book chapter that detailed the role of stem cells, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and other biologic treatments for sports medicine and orthopaedic injuries. The chapter was entitled “Current State for Clinical Use of Stem Cells and PRP” and is in the book entitled “Bio-orthopaedics: A New Approach.”
The Bone & Joint Clinic and Lake After Hours have teamed up to hold an after hours sports clinic on Friday nights and Saturday morning during football season. There are two locations open until 11 p.m. on Friday nights with sports medicine doctors on call, and Dr. Mazoch and Dr. Burnham have training room at the Lake After Hours on Drusilla on Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 a.m. or until the last patient is seen.
The Bone & Joint Clinic has opened a new location in Prairieville, LA. Dr. Burnham is accepting new patients at the Baton Rouge and Prairieville locations with sports injuries, ACL tears, meniscus tears, cartilage injury, and hip impingement or labral tears. The address is:
Bone & Joint Clinic
16158 Airline Hwy. 73
Prairieville, LA 70769