VIDEOS AND ARTICLES

Going for the Gold

As the world's reigning martial arts champion, Nikki is accustomed to hard fights and grueling physical competition.

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Back in the Saddle

Limbing 3,000 steps at Machu Picchu is a challenge for anyone. Susan did it less than two months after knee surgery...

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Sharp Eyes and Fast Action Save a Life

When Maureen began complaining of knee pain, her parents initially dismissed it as a sports injury. The McLean teenager is a passionate athlete who "played every sport under the sun" growing up, and was the only freshman to make it onto the Langley High School varsity volleyball team. Despite visits to the pediatrician and chiropractor, however, Maureen's pain persisted.

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Hands Down Hands On Instruction is Best

On April 22, 2006, Commonwealth Orthopaedics hosted its second cadaver lab focusing on arthroscopic shoulder repair skills – this time inviting University Medical Center to attend and participate. After holding our first successful shoulder cadaver lab in the fall of 2005 for several of our own physician colleagues, we wanted to extend an exclusive learning opportunity to local surgical residents.

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Advancing Surgical Skills

Physicians, orthopaedic residents, and health care professionals from around the Washington area gathered to learn the latest techniques in arthroscopic shoulder repair and reconstruction at Commonwealth Orthopaedics' fifth Surgical Skills Lab in November. Five Commonwealth physicians who specialize in sports medicine and arthroscopic shoulder surgery served as instructors and mentors to a group that included Commonwealth surgeons and physical therapists, Georgetown University Medical School residents, and a small number of outside physicians.

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Shoulder Injuries from cause to cure

Years of intense weightlifting workouts and competition took a toll on Matthew's shoulder. He first noticed that something was wrong when his shoulder began feeling uncomfortable following his workouts. Soon, the pain was waking him at night. Eventually, he heard disturbing clicking and popping sounds when he moved or rotated his shoulder as the ball of his worn joint rubbed against his clavicle.

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