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Sports Medicine Coverage at The Church Academy – Baton Rouge, LA

Bone & Joint’s sports medicine team providing sideline coverage for The Church Academy’s football team in Baton Rouge, LA. Pictured from left to right: Olivia Wishman ATC, Jerrica Watson PA-C, Jonathan Kearney DPT (Peak Performance), and Lui Mancera MD (Baton Rouge General).

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1st Annual Sports Medicine Summer School

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.

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WHEN: July 23rd, 2018

WHERE: Episcopal High School, Baton Rouge, LA

PRICE: Free, but RSVP required. Limited spots available.

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Baton Rouge Knee Doctor

Dr. Burnham is a fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon and knee doctor who has a special focus on knee injuries, ligament tears, and cartilage repair. His clinical and research focus has centered around ACL tears, meniscus tears, knee dislocation, and other knee ligament injuries. He trained under world-renowned knee doctors and surgeons at the UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA and UK in Lexington, KY. He currently practices in Baton Rouge, LA at the Bone & Joint Clinic and has privileges at several major hospitals in the area. Knee injuries treated by Dr. Burnham include:

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New Book Chapter on Stem Cells, PRP, and Emerging Biologic Treatments

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.”

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After Hours Sports Injury Clinic on Friday and Saturday

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.

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New Research Article on Female ACL Injuries

Dr. Burnham co-authored a research study with Dr. Vonda Wright on female ACL tears. Dr. Wright is an orthopaedic surgeon who is an expert in sports medicine and fitness. This article reviews the most recent research on ACL injuries in female athletes. The rate of anterior cruciate ligament injuries is on the rise in female athletes. It is important that ACL surgery is not done on a “one-size-fits-all” basis, but rather must be individualized for each patient. ACL rehabilitation programs should target the hip, core, and trunk neuromuscular control. A team approach including the surgeon, athletic trainer, physical therapist, coach, family, and patient is paramount to success.

The research study was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine.

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New Research Article on the Anterolateral Complex of the Knee

Dr. Burnham co-authored a research study with Dr. Freddie Fu, Dr. Volker Musahl, Dr. Elmart Herbst, and Dr. Marcio Albers on a hot topic in sports medicine. The research article describes the complex anatomy and function of the anterolateral knee, including the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and the anterolateral complex, which have received much focus in recent media stories. These anatomical structures play an important role in knee stability, especially in the setting of ACL injury and ACL reconstruction in athletes.

The research study was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine.

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Return to Play after ACL Surgery (New Research) – Single Leg Step-Down Test

Dr. Burnham and colleagues recently published a research study on a test that may be useful in determining when patients can return to sports after ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction. The test is called the Single Leg Step-Down test (SLSD). It has been shown to identify patients with weak hip and core musculature, which are important muscle groups to rehabilitate after undergoing ACL surgery. Although the surgery to reconstruct or repair the ACL usually takes only 1-2 hours, the rehabilitation can take 6-10 months. Determining the optimal time to return to sports is difficult, and no one test or measurement can determine when you are ready to return after surgery. However, numerous studies have shown that the trunk, hip, and core muscles are important factors in the neuromuscular control of the lower extremity, and that adequately strengthening these muscles after ACL surgery can help prevent against re-injury. In this study, performance on the SLSD test was significantly correlated with hip and core strength, especially in females. Further research will be performed to help determine the role of the SLSD test in predicting injury in athletes.

The research study was performed at the Biodynamics Gait Lab at the University of Kentucky, under the guidance of Mary Lloyd Ireland, MD and Brian Noehren, PT PhD. 

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Cartilage Restoration Procedures

Overview

Articular cartilage is the material that lines the ends of bones within the joint. It provides lubrication and protection to the underlying bone, and allows smooth motion of the joint. Cartilage has poor blood supply, and once injured, it does not heal readily. Traditionally, there were very few successful treatments for cartilage damage except for joint replacement surgeries. However, emerging technologies have allowed us to successfully perform several types of cartilage repair and cartilage restoration treatments.

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