Here are eight orthopedic surgeons making headlines over the past week.

2. AAOS names Dr. Ken Yamaguchi treasurer

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 27 March 2015 00:00
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons appointed Ken Yamaguchi, MD, MBA, as treasurer of its board of directors.
Andrew J. Weiland, MD, of New York, N.Y., was presented the 2015 William W. Tipton, Jr., MD, Leadership Award.
Vitamin D, which is crucial in helping the body absorb calcium needed to maintain bone mass, as well as to minimize musculoskeletal pain and injury, is lacking in one-third of elite college athletes.
Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital found among MLB pitchers who underwent a second Tommy John surgery, their performance declined and their careers became shorter, reports Medicalxpress.com.

6. PinnacleHealth adds new sports medicine facility

Written by Brandon Howard | Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:00
PinnacleHealth System expanded its sports medicine center, which now includes a West Shore Hospital in Mechanicsburg, Pa., in addition to their other sports medicine location in Harrisburg, Pa., according to PennLive.com.
David Altcheck, MD, performed ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery on Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler, according to CBS Sports.
Many orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians dream of taking care of professional athletes, but it takes time to build a trustworthy reputation and once you get there, it's not just taking care of the stars.

9. AAOS names Dr. David Teuscher new president

Written by Brandon Howard | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00
David D. Teuscher MD, a Texas orthopedic surgeon, became president of the AAOS Board of Directors today.
A couple of recent studies note kids playing baseball feel pressure from parents or coaches to play through arm pain, and many parents are unaware how to reduce the risk of injury, reports Health Day.

11. Dr. David Tietze joins USMD

Written by Brandon Howard | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00
USMD Holdings announced David Tietze, MD, has joined USMD Affiliated Services in Arlington, Texas. Dr. Tietze specializes in internal medicine and sports medicine.

12. Can concussions hurt a pro's batting average?

Written by Brandon Howard | Monday, 23 March 2015 00:00
A study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine finds concussed players returning from leave had "significantly lower" batting stats than players returning for non-injury reasons.
Breitbart Sports is reporting that they investigated the New York Times archives, using the search term "chronic traumatic encephalopathy" for articles on CTE and found 261 articles, 21 of which were published in 2015.
Larry Gersten, MD, of the Saddleback Hospital Joint Replacement Program, was featured in the Orange County Register for volunteering with his daughters' high school sports teams as well as volunteering to run a medical clinic in Honduras.
The Marion Star reports OhioHealth Marion General Hospital has become the official healthcare provider for professional indoor football team the Marion Blue Racers.
It's not Tommy John surgery this time, but Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stoman tore his ACL in his left knee last week, and underwent surgery performed by James Andrews, MD, yesterday, reports NBC sports.
Allegan General Surgery and Allegan Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center have opened satellite offices in Wayland, Mich., according to the Holland Sentinel, where orthopedic surgeons James Kosiur DO, and Matthew Ralph DO, now have office hours.
Just a few days after a 24 year-old linebacker retired from the NFL for fear of his safety, the NFL is telling the public the game has never been safer.
Bruce Hamilton-Dick, MD, joined Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth and Maine Coast Orthopaedics in Brunswick, according to a report by The Ellsworth American.

20. NFL player retires at 24, new debates about concussions

Written by Brandon Howard | Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00
The risk of concussions in professional football has been a hot topic in the world of sports and sports medicine in the past few years. Chris Borland, one of the NFL's young stars added fuel to this fiery debate when announced retirement from the San Francisco 49ers at age 24, reports The Washington Post.
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