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Holly Johnson: Sochi 2014 – Dreams & Heartbreaks

Dr Holly Johnson presents Grand Rounds on Team USA Hockey, Sochi at Mass General OrthopaedicsSochi 2014 – Dreams & Heartbreaks
A Holly Johnson, MD
Foot & Ankle Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA.

Grand Rounds presented on September 25th, 2014 at the O’Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
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Achilles Tendonitis: Moderation and Stretching can Keep it at Bay

If you are active in sports, you may have experienced discomfort or soreness in your Achilles (uh-KIL-eez) tendon at one time or another, or you may have heard one of your friends complain about Achilles tendonitis. The Achilles tendon connects the large calf muscles to the back of your heel. If you trace your finger along the back of your leg staring at the heel and moving upward toward the knee, you will appreciate both the Achilles tendon as well as the calf muscles, which pull on it from above.
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Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Service welcomes new chief

Matt ProvencherMatthew T. Provencher, MD, has been appointed chief of the MGH Sports Medicine Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

“I am delighted to have Matt in this leadership role,” says Harry Rubash, MD, chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. “He brings with him a wealth of clinical knowledge and valuable experiences that will benefit not only his patients but the department as a whole. Under his leadership, I know the Sports Medicine Service will continue to grow and thrive.”

Before coming to the MGH in April, Provencher served as the director of Orthopædic Shoulder, Knee and Sport Surgery at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Calif., and also as the primary orthopaedic physician for the U.S. Navy Seals. A graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, he previously held several leadership positions in the U.S. Navy, including as director for Surgical Services for the USNS Mercy (TAH-19), one of two U.S. Navy hospital ships. He also directed the surgical team on the 2012 Pacific Partnership mission, the largest humanitarian and civic assistance operation in the Asia-Pacific region focused on building stronger relationships and disaster response capabilities throughout the area. Continue reading

Understanding Total Shoulder Replacement: A Patient Guide

Patients with severe shoulder arthritis are unable to move their arms through the full range of motion and consequently are unable to perform many activities of daily living. For these patients, total shoulder replacement is a proven surgical procedure relieving their pain, recovering their range of motion and allowing them to return to their active lifestyles.

In this video, Dr JP Warner from the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, goes through the necessary examination and the surgical technique. He also points out that in 98% of the patients this is a very successful, proven procedure.

Eric Berkson: Sports Medicine Performance Analysis

Eric Berkson Grand Rounds Sports Medicine Performance AnalysisSports Medicine Performance Analysis
Eric Berkson, MD
Sports Medicine Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Grand Rounds presented on Sept 23, 2010 at the O’Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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