University Orthopaedic Associates (UOA) is renowned for having some of the top sports medicine clinicians of the region. When professionals need expert-level education, they frequently turn to UOA.
Such was the case on August 15, when a group of physical therapists gathered to learn from University Orthopaedic Associates doctors Patrick Buckley, Christopher Doumas and Kenneth Swan. The lecture took place at Ivy Rehab in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.
Three topics were presented for discussion. The first was Achilles tendon ruptures. The team talked about the risks and benefits of both surgical and nonoperative management of Achilles ruptures, as well as rehabilitation best practices around issues such as early weight-bearing and range of motion.
Next up was femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), a hip anatomy problem where the head of the femur does not fit correctly into the hip socket. The UOA team gave a rundown of obtaining the patient’s history, performing a physical exam and conducting imaging studies to diagnose FAI, as well as how to manage the condition.
Finally, the UOA experts taught the audience of physical therapists and athletic trainers about options for the treatment of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries in athletes. Throwing athletes, such as pitchers and quarterbacks, are especially prone to UCL injuries, which makes them more likely to need surgical management such as Tommy John surgery than a nonathletic population.
If you have experienced a sports injury or are in need of therapy services, request an appointment at UOA. Our clinical staff is among the best in the area and would be happy to diagnose the nature of injury and put you on the road to recovery.Leave a reply →