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HOW TO PREPARE TO AVOID EARLY SEASON PITCHING INJURIES
We fear high innings counts. We fear pitchers throwing too many innings during a single calendar year. We have high-profile agents publicly expressing concern for pitchers throwing in the postseason. Read more...
DR. OWENS SUPPORTS GRANT ON STEM CELL THERAPY FOR TENDON AND LIGAMENT INJURIES ALONG WITH AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST
Scientists seeking $4.5 million to study a new kind of stem cell therapy for tendon and ligament injuries find out on Wednesday if their proposal will receive funding, and they’ve got an unlikely cheerleader standing on the sidelines: US Olympic gold medalist swimmer Jason Lezak. Read more...
DIVISION I MEN LACROSSE: HOW MARYLAND OUTLASTED BROWN
IN A CLASSIC
In a college lacrosse season full of upsets, Maryland keeps finding ways to win. The top-seeded Terps averted disaster once more Saturday, defeating fifth-seeded Brown 15-14 in overtime in the second NCAA semifinal at Lincoln Financial Field. Read more...
DR. OWENS PRESENTS AT THE BOSTON SPORTS MEDICINE
SYMPOSIUM: MANAGEMENT OF IN-SEASON INSTABILITY IN ATHLETES
SPORTS PARENTING: SPECIALIZING TOO EARLY HAS ITS DRAWBACKS
The thinking might go like this: My 10-year-old is tearing it up in Little League. If he plays 12 months a year instead of three, he will improve faster and have a better chance of earning a college scholarship and signing a big professional contract. Read more...
THE BURDEN OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASE - SPORTS INJURIES
Sports are integrally woven into the fabric of American society. From fandom, through recreational athletics, all the way to participation in professional athletics, sports are an important facet of our lives. Over the past few decades, an increase in participation in both youth sports as well as recreational activity has been noted—with a resultant increase in both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. Read more...
GRAFT CHOICES FOR ACL RECONSTRUCTION VARY AMONG
Orthopedic surgeons have several factors to take into account when choosing the appropriate graft for ACL reconstruction in athletes, including which grafts works best for each patient. Read more...
HEALTH LITERACY: THE CHALLENGE OF MAKING CLINICAL INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE TO PATIENTS
To help deal with low health literacy, Owens, a professor of orthopedic surgery at Brown University in Providence, RI, said clinicians might suggest patients be accompanied by a relative or friend to help them understand verbal as well as written explanations and instructions. Read more...
HIGHER ODDS OF RETURN TO PLAY WITHOUT RECURRENT INSTABILITY SEEN WITH ARTHROSCOPIC REPAIR
Intercollegiate contact-sports athletes who experienced in-season shoulder instability and underwent arthroscopic stabilization had significantly higher odds of returning to sport the following season without a recurrent instability event compared with athletes who received nonoperative treatment, according to findings of an award-winning study. Read more...
THE AMERICAN ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY FOR SPORTS MEDICINE ANNUAL MEETING
The annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine was held from July 9 to 12 in Orlando, Fla., and attracted more than 1,500 participants from around the world, including sports medicine specialists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and family physicians. The conference featured the latest advances in sports medicine, with presentations focusing on the identification, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Read more...
DR. OWENS IS FEATURED EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER AT AJSM
Brett D. Owens, MD, is a board certified orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon. He attended the U.S. Military Academy and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Massachusetts and the John A. Feagin, Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship at West Point. He was an AOA North American Traveling Fellow as well as an AOSSM-ESSKA Traveling Fellow. Read more...
DR. OWENS IS ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS HERODICUS SOCIETY
The Herodicus Society is an elite society of the world's leading sports medicine surgeons.
The Society's mission is to promote education in the medical field of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.
DR. OWENS IS NAMED ONE OF THE TOP SPORTS MEDICINE KNEE SURGEONS IN NORTH AMERICA
Orthopedics This Week recognizes Brett D. Owens, MD, as one of the top 28 North American Sports Knee Surgeons: 2014. Leaders in the sports knee realm let us know their thoughts on the top North American orthopedic surgeons in their subspecialty. Read more...
DR. OWENS GIVES 2 PRESENTATIONS ON SHOULDER INSTABILITY
Two studies on shoulder instability in a military population were presented by U.S. Army sports medicine surgeons at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' annual meeting. Read more...
DR. OWENS SPEAKS ABOUT RISK FACTORS
FOR SHOULDER INSTABILITY
Orthopedics Today Editorial Board member Brett D. Owens, MD, LTC USA MC, discusses his study on the glenohumeral instability risk factors in a population of patients at the United States Military Academy. Watch the video.
DR. OWENS PARTICIPATES IN JBJS WEBINAR ON ACL SURGERY Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction has once again become a highly controversial “hot” topic. Many surgeons now advocate an “anatomic” reconstruction and “traditional” trans-tibial ACL reconstruction has fallen out of favor. Dr. Brett Owens is joined by Drs. Mark D. Miller, Freddie H. Fu, Christopher Kaeding, and Darren L. Johnson to discuss the current state of ACL reconstruction. Read more...
DR. OWENS IS INTERVIEWED ON SCIENCE FRIDAY
ABOUT BASEBALL INJURIES
Baseball is known for its love of statistics. Writing in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Brett Owens and colleagues examine 7 years worth of injury records for Major League Baseball. Read more...
AUTOGRAFT ACL REPAIR BETTER IN YOUNG ATHLETES: STUDY
A new study suggests young athletes who need knee ligament surgery do better over the long run when their own tissue is used for the reconstruction procedure, rather than tissue from a donor. Read more...
DR. OWENS' STUDY MENTIONED IN WALL STREET JOURNAL
Attention Athletes, Professional and Not: Beware of the Back-to-Workout Injury Blues. Read more...
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