1. IU partakes in $30M effort to reduce concussions

Written by Mary Rechtoris | Thursday, 08 October 2015 00:00
Bloomington-based Indiana University is joining the largest research study to date on concussions in sports, according to WBIW.
Brian Dierckman, MD, joined Southern California Orthopedic Institute and will see patients at the Valencia and Van Nuys locations, according to The Santa Clarita Valley Signal.
University of Denver engineers, sports medicine experts, coaches and athletes are working together in the DU human dynamics lab to learn how to reduce sports-related injuries, according to Fox31 Denver.
NCAA is working to develop new guidelines and legislation for the use of painkillers by college athletes, according to Fox31 Denver.
Here are 12 orthopedic surgeons treating professional athletes this past month.
William Meyers, MD, will perform sports hernia surgery on Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano in Philadelphia, according to a Seattle Times report.
More than 2 million high school athletes completed The National Federation of State High School Associations' concussion course before the 2015 high school season, according to az central.
James Andrews, MD, performed knee surgery on Baltimore Ravens rookie Breshad Perriman, according to an ESPN report.
Ophthalmologist Nicholas Volpe, MD, weighs in on Derrick Rose's left eye injury, according to Bright House Sports Network.

10. Orthopedic surgeon pay varies with experience: 4 statistics

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00
On average, orthopedic physicians earn $342,000 in the United States; however, this figure varies with experience level, according to Payscale.com.
Health-Fit Chiropractic & Sports Medicine was named clinic director for the NFL Combine Prep Program.
Anthony Alessi, MD, is heading the University of Connecticut's NeuroSport program in Storrs, according to Norwich Bulletin.
Neal ElAttrache, MD, is slated to examine Kansas City Royals reliever Greg Holland's elbow, according to an ESPN report.
Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will have lumbar microdiscectomy surgery, according to ESPN.

15. UConn names new sports medicine director — 5 quick facts

Written by Mary Rechtoris | Wednesday, 23 September 2015 00:00
University of Connecticut in Storrs named Deena Casiero, MD, the director of sports medicine, according to UConn Huskies.
Tabeguache Sports Medicine, in Grand Junction, Colo., welcomed Karen Frye, DO, to its team, according to The Business Times.
David Brooks, a former financial accounting manager at Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of Southwest Florida, plead guilty to mail fraud, according to Business Observer.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health has settled federal healthcare fraud charges brought on by a whistleblower lawsuit filed by orthopedic surgeon Michael Reilly, MD, according to a Miami Herald report.
Forty-one of the districts in North Texas reported more sports-related concussions than the entire statewide samples, according to NBC 5.

20. Twin Cities Orthopedics to treat Minnesota Vikings: 3 points

Written by Megan Wood | Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:00
Burnsville, Minn.-based Twin Cities Orthopedics will provide care to the Minnesota Vikings, according to vikings.com.
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