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Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment

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Presented by: Joy Wu, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology) February 25, 2016 Most people are aware that as they age, their bones aren’t as strong as when they were young. But many don’t realize how common osteoporosis is. “A pretty significant proportion of the American population has some degree of bone loss,” said Joy [...]

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Innovative Treatments for Tendonopathy

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Presented by: Eugene Roh, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery May 28, 2015 Tendons are bands of thick connective tissue that attach muscle to bone that can expand and push into the nerve when they become overused. The tendons act as a sort of spring, storing energy for movement. Tendonopathy is an umbrella term for [...]

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Runner Injuries: Update on Treatment and Prevention

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Presented by: Michael Fredericson, MD Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine October 23, 2014 Because of the repetitive overload, running can lead to several common injuries to the foot, hips, and knees. Michael Fredericson, MD, a professor of orthopedic surgery and director of the Stanford Runners Injury Clinic, discussed the most common runners’ problems and [...]

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Bowed Legs, Knock Knees and Pigeon Toes in Children: What’s Normal and What’s Not

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Presented by: Jeffrey Young, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery Stanford University Medical Center March 20, 2014 Watch the video For many children, growth of the lower limbs does not always follow the straight and narrow. Children can have temporary deformities like bowlegs, knock knees, in-toeing (pigeon toes), and out-toeing, especially in their early years.

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Non-Pharmalogic Treatment of Pain

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Presented by: Ravi Prasad, PhD Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesia February 27, 2014 Watch the video The pain that comes from hitting a finger with a hammer or touching a hot stove serves an important purpose, warning our bodies to respond to danger. But for more than 100 million adult Americans, the pain never seems [...]

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Pelvic Pain

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Presented by: Jennifer Hah, MD, MS Instructor, Division of Pain Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Stanford University Medical Center February 20, 2014 Watch the video Because the pelvis is such a large and complex area, pelvic pain can be diffuse and difficult to isolate. It can remain localized at its source, or [...]

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Lower Back Pain. Science, Assessment, and Treatment

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Presented by: Sean Mackey, MD, PhD Professor of Anesthesia Stanford University Medical Center October 3, 2013 Watch the video More than 100 million Americans suffer from some form of back pain, and its incidence is increasing in all age groups. Low back pain is considered the No. 2 reason for disability (the common cold is No. [...]

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