Your Knees & Running – What You Need to Know!

On September 26, 2016, in Dr. Dino Pappas, Endurance Athletes, Knee Pain, Sports Medicine, by Dr. Dino Pappas

The Myth This needs to stop!  What you may ask?  The scare tactics!  Scare tactics don’t help patients. Actually, scare tactics harm them. One of the more common scare tactics we find is the scare tactic, stop running cause it’s bad for your knees.  We hear medical providers like orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, sports medicine physicians, […]

Meniscus Removal Surgery (Meniscectomy)

On August 29, 2016, in Dr. Dino Pappas, Knee Pain, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized, by Dr. Dino Pappas

One of the most common orthopaedic surgeries is meniscus removal surgery (meniscectomy). The meniscus is the C-shaped cartilage between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). The cartilage provides: Shock absorption Guidance of motion at/around the knee Weight bearing & transmission Lubrication and nutrition for the other cartilage structures (articular) around the knee The […]

Value Driven Healthcare

On March 21, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Dr. Dino Pappas

There are somethings that elicit very strong, visceral reactions in people. One of those topics is health and healthcare. Let me paint a picture for you. 3 Restaurant Scenarios Scenario #1: You work hard day in and day in out grinding away for your family. Your wife does the same. You finally get a night […]

Medication Errors In Half of Surgeries

On November 8, 2015, in Dr. Dino Pappas, Uncategorized, by Dr. Dino Pappas

A recent article (Disturbing New Study Finds Medication Errors in Half of All Surgeries) caught my attention. WOW, what an eye catching headline. Immediately a knee jerk reaction forms with the title and the following data: The Facts Reputation: The study was performed at a reputable hospital (Massachusetts General Hospital) which is affiliated with Harvard. […]

Case Study: Knee Pain In A Professional Football Player – Don’t Ignore the Obvious!

On May 16, 2015, in Active Care, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, by Dr. Dino Pappas

DON’T IGNORE THE OBVIOUS For Non Medical Blog Readers *** Please note the following blog contains information for both medical and non medical personnel. Please read this paragraph and the next one, view the pictures and skip to the last section of the blog if you are the average, non medical blog reader. Sometimes we […]

The Value of a Picture: My DARN KNEE!

On November 30, 2013, in Chiropractor, Dr. Dino Pappas, Endurance Athletes, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, by Dr. Dino Pappas

Summary of an actual patient encounter… Patient: What’s going on with my darn knee? Dr: You have a knee derangement. That’s just fancy words for your knee lacks normal mobility. There is something blocking the knee from getting the needed range. Patient: MY KNEE IS DERANGED! JUST WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT DR. […]

Chronic IT Band Syndrome or Something Else?

The weather is warming up and out comes the endurance athletes (runners, bikers and triathletes) again.  The old aches and pains re-emerge.  An endurance athlete that can’t participate in their sport anymore is kind of like a dog owner that’s lost their dog (depressed).  For more on that analogy, click here (http://thecfim.com/rest-fixes-bad-mechanics). We will see […]

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