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Hip Pointers

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The term “hip pointer” refers to a bruise of the muscles and soft tissue attachments to the top of the pelvis bone, near the area where your shorts or pants would be A hip pointer occurs…

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Spleen Injuries – Sneaky And Possibly Dangerous

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The spleen is the most commonly injured abdominal organ during sports An enlarged spleen, such as from mononucleosis, places an athlete at additional risk of injury to the spleen Emergency treatment is critical to ensure the…

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Ban Youth Tackle Football? Provocative NYT Article Is Worth A Read.

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Author Gregg Easterbrook recently published an excellent thought-provoking article in which he stated the risks of brain injury might be significantly reduced by banning tackle football until at least age 12 One cited scientific study showed that…

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Data Can Reduce The Emotion Surrounding Concussion Policy

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Good objective data can help guide decisions regarding concussion policy and can also help reduce the emotional intensity surrounding some of the decisions Objective data specific to young athletes is hard to come by but more research…

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Sideline Tips: Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision

By Dev Mishra, MD President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   And Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD DHL (hon) Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group and Sports Foundation Team Physician LA Galaxy, US Soccer, Pepperdine University Member FIFA and CONCACAF Medical Committee and F-MARC Assistant Medical Director Major League…

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Kneecap Instability: A Troublesome Issue For Girls

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Kneecap instability can be a frustrating source of pain and limited function for the young female athlete A combination of anatomic and sport-specific factors is involved in creating the instability Kneecap instability can often be treated successfully…

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