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Sports Medicine Recovery Journal






Sports Medicine Recovery Journal

Dedicated to Helping Restore Active Lifestyles

Welcome to Sports Medicine Oregon where our goal is the restoration of active lifestyles for all ages. Our team of specialty-trained physicians takes pride in providing the community with the highest quality orthopedic care. Whether it is the professional athlete or the weekend warrior, we strive to provide timely and comprehensive care at our state-of-the-art facility which includes on-site X-ray, outpatient physical therapy, and an adjoining surgery center.

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Team Physicians for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thunder

Team Physicians for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thunder

How Do You Know If You Need a Hip Replacement?

Today, hip replacement surgery is one of the most common elective surgeries in the United States, with more than 400,000 replacements performed annually. While the contemporary replacement surgery was popularized in the 1960s, we’ve seen a revolution in techniques over the past few decades, which minimize recovery times and pain after surgery. One of these increasingly popular newer techniques is the direct anterior hip replacement approach.

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Team Physicians for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thunder

Common Shoulder Injuries: What You Need To Know About Superior Labral Tears

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a sudden increase in baseball and softball participation around the country. In fact, according to the MLB, more than 25 million Americans participated in baseball and softball in 2017. Unfortunately, due to the nature of pitching, the shoulder is often injured during throwing sports, and a SLAP tear is a particularly common pitching injury seen in sports medicine. In addition to overuse, a slap tear may also be the result of direct trauma, such as a hard fall or a car accident. What’s the underlying cause of your shoulder pain? In this article, we’ve gathered all the information you most need to know about labrum/SLAP tears. Let’s take a look.

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Team Physicians for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thunder

How Do You Know If You Tore Your Meniscus?

The average person takes more than 5,000 steps every single day. Over the days, months, and years, these strides add up to thousands upon thousands of leagues quite literally under your knees. As you might imagine, this mileage can erode your joints, especially your beleaguered knees. Beyond this natural wear and tear, the knee joint is often injured during sports competitions, and meniscus tears are quite common.

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Team Physicians for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thunder

Prevention Is The Best Sports Medicine: What Is Sports Medicine?

The human body is capable of incredible achievements, however, as we all know, we all have our own unique limitations (even if we don’t like to admit this). As the old adage goes, prevention is the best medicine. With this in mind, our sports medicine philosophy is simple: We are here to treat our patients not just their sports injury symptoms to empower all of our athletes to compete at the highest level on their own terms.

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Team Physicians for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thunder

Recovering From Arthroscopic Surgery: What to Expect After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopy is a very useful form of surgery that is used for the treatment of a number of problems. It is important to remember that every surgery may cause some limitations during the recovery period. The amount of damage, injury or disease in the joint will strongly influence the outcome of your arthroscopy and your recovery time.

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Bicep Tenodesis Surgical Repair: What To Expect

Bicep tenodesis is a routine procedure. Nonetheless the prospect of surgery can be stressful for patients and loved ones prior to the procedure. That said, from presurgical anesthesia preparations to idiosyncrasies of the surgery itself, there are some basic concepts to understand beforehand. How long does a standard bicep tenodesis traditionally last? How long will you be monitored in the recovery room after the procedure?” We will answer those questions and others in this article.

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Team Physicians for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thunder

Rotator Cuff Tear Surgery: What To Expect

Rotator cuff repair is a common procedure focused on mending cuff tears utilizing a series of anchors and sutures. While the procedure itself is routine the mere prospect of “going under the knife” can be daunting for patients in the days and weeks leading up to surgery. That said, from anesthesia considerations to specific wound care instructions, there are many concepts to familiarize yourself with prior to your scheduled appointment. When should you plan to start a physical therapy regimen? How long after surgery should you schedule your post-operative visit? We will answer those questions and others in this article.

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Team Physicians for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thunder

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery Basics

You are having an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Surgical repair seeks to correct mechanical instability of the knee joint.

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