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.
Eight Movements to Complement Your Daily Routine
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
When the Surgeon Needs Surgery
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
5 Common Types of Shoulder Pain
Did you know that what you think of as the shoulder (the glenohumeral joint) is just one aspect of a larger joint structure? Or that it is the most mobile joint of the body, capable of motion in all three planes of movement: sagittal (front to back), transverse (side-to-side) and longitudinal (up and down)? The point is, the shoulder is a complex joint. With that complexity and mobility comes the potential for problems…painful problems. The shoulder is subject to a number of orthopedic
Treating and Preventing Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome With Dr. Bullek
The knee is one of the largest and most complex of the body’s joints and is susceptible to many sources of pain. Knees can sustain acute injuries or be worn down chronically due to age and wear-and-tear. When treating knee pain, it is important to understand the source. Once the more common sources of knee pain—meniscus tears, ACL sprains and osteoarthritis, for example—are ruled out, it is up to an orthopedist to look to the lesser known causes of knee pain. Patellofemoral pain syndrome
ACL Graft Choice
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are not what they used to be: A recipe for pain and possibly permanent disability. Modern medical technique and technology allows serious athletes, weekend warriors and everyone else to return from an ACL tear or rupture potentially as good as new. Orthopedic surgeons can make this happen by performing ACL reconstructions. An ACL reconstruction is a procedure that creates an environment within the knee that encourages growth of new connective tissue.