Dr. David Abrutyn chats with Certified Athletic Trainer, and host of The cATalyzing Podcast for Athletic Trainers, Ryan Stevens, on this ever important topic. Hear Dr. Abrutyn’s tips for turning obstacles into opportunities and his personal story about how perseverance and passion has played an integral role in his career as an orthopedic surgeon.
By David A. Abrutyn, MD and Diana Stavrou, ATC It is well documented that performing mobility and flexibility movements can prevent injury, relieve pain and lower stress. With most of us spending more time at home these days, this is the perfect time to develop this beneficial habit. These exercises are important every day, not just prior to or after sports or exercise. These movements shouldn't take more than 10 to 15 minutes of your time. Some may be familiar to you and some may be brand
Summit Medical Group Orthopedics providers are trusted experts in their subspecialties. They’re often tapped to speak to clinical and lay audiences, teach medical students and comment in the media about orthopedic issues. The latest SMG Ortho provider for the spotlight is foot and ankle expert Dr. Marco Ucciferri. Dr. Ucciferri talked to MyCentralJersey.com about everyday choices that can lead to heel pain. They include: Wearing the wrong size shoes Wearing shoes—especially high
Osteoarthritis is one of the biggest drivers of disability. At this time, this degenerative condition has no cure. The current best treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis in the knee is either a partial or total knee replacement. Knee replacements have become safer and more effective than ever in the last decade. They are easier to recover from and allow people to be active in ways they haven’t been able to be for years. There is a problem, however. Everyone’s knees are different, which is
People in the know choose Summit Medical Group Orthopedics. Who knows more about orthopedic surgery than orthopedic surgeons? When surgeons need surgery, where do they turn? When Dr. Thomas Nordstrom, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, needed rotator cuff surgery, he didn’t go across the river to New York City. Although Dr. Nordstrom has been trained in world-class facilities and knows he has incredibly high-quality surgery options in Manhattan, he stayed in northern New
A hangman’s fracture may have a scary name, but you’re unlikely to suffer this injury, unless you experience a high-energy traumatic event such as a car accident, a fall from height or a serious sports injury. If you do experience one, however, you need to get your neck checked out right away, especially if it hurts. The hangman’s fracture has a scary name for a good reason: It can become a very serious injury. The name ‘hangman’ is from the fact that this type of broken neck happens in a