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Sports Medicine Weekly
5 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Ask The Doctor: ACL Tears — Your Treatment Options
Dr. Brian Cole explains tears to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), which impacts around 500,000 people each year. Learn about the anatomy of the ACL and the treatment options available for ACL tears.
4 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Ask The Doctor: Meniscus Tear without Osteoarthritis - Management and Treatment Options
Dr. Brian Cole highlights the management and treatment of meniscus tears without osteoarthritis.
22 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Ep. 20: Discussing The Use Of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has become an increasingly popular treatment over the last several years, but there are still questions about its potential effectiveness in treating injuries. In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole explains how PRP is used in both the office and surgical settings to promote healing.
16 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Ep. 19: Common Injuries of the Weekend Warrior with Casey Gray, PT, DPT
Casey Gray, PT, DPT, from RUSH Physical Therapy, joins Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul to discuss managing common injuries of the weekend warrior and the best prevention and treatment options available.
4 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
SMW Injury Update: Kawhi Leonard
You’re about to listen to a Sports Medicine Weekly Injury Update, where Dr. Brian Cole provides his analysis of major professional sports injuries in just 10 minutes or less.
40 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Ep. 18: Osteoarthritis orthobiologics with Dr. Brian Cole
Orthobiologics such as platelet-rich-plasma, and stem cells have gained popularity as treatments for knee osteoarthritis over recent years. Orthobiologics are cells, blood components or growth factors which claim to promote healing and decrease inflammation. Platelet rich plasma and stem cell injections are an expensive treatment and there is a paucity of rigorous evidence to support the use of them in people with OA. On this episode of Joint Action, we are joined by Dr. Brian Cole to unpack the controversial topic of osteoarthritis orthobiologics.Dr. Brian Cole is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and a Professor of Orthopaedics, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Cole is Managing Partner of Midwest Orthopaedics and is the Department’s Associate Chairman and the Section Head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center. He is the Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital and leads the Rush Orthopedic Master’s Program. Dr. Cole is the 2020 President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
18 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Ep. 17: Icing Your Pitching Arm — Does It Work?
In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole and Steve discuss icing a pitcher's arm and the perceived benefits. However, no published peer-reviewed research has shown definitively that ice is beneficial to the healing process. So, what is the best way to help a pitcher's arm recover after throwing?
21 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Ep. 16: Treating Athletes with a Cartilage Defect
In this episode, Dr. Cole explains common knee cartilage defects found in both athletes and active populations, how to decide on the best available treatment, and an overview of the different kinds of cartilage found in joints.
15 minutes | May 26, 2021
Ep. 15: Understanding White Sox OF Luis Robert's Injury
In this episode, Dr. Cole and Steve break down how an injury like the one sustained by Chicago White Sox OF Luis Robert happens, the difference between a strain and a sprain, and the relationship between fatigue and injury.
26 minutes | May 24, 2021
Ep. 14: Discussing Throwing Injuries with Biomechanist Brittany Dowling, MS
In this episode, we talk with biomechanics expert Brittany Dowling, MS, about the variables that can result in arm injuries in baseball players. Dowling, the Director of Biomechanics at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, uses motion capture technology to help throwers avoid injury and improve their overall performance. Prior to working at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Dowling worked for Motus Global, a leader in wearable technology focused on workload management for athletes.
42 minutes | May 18, 2021
Ep. 13: Leadership & Life Lessons with Dr. Brian Cole
Covering:*Dr Cole’s background*Lessons learned from sports growing up*Qualities of a good mentor*Traits of a leader and steps you can take to become a better leaderDr. Brian Cole graduated in the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency in Orthopedics at Hospital For Special Surgery/Cornell Med Center. Moreover, he completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine at University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Brian Cole is a well-known orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine for knee, shoulder, and elbow . Dr. Cole is also the current president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and holds leadership positions in multiple societies in the field of sports medicine. He is the chairman of surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital and is the head team physician for the Chicago Bulls NBA team, co- team physician for the Chicago White Sox MLB team and DePaul University in Chicago. He has published over 1000 articles and has given numerous national and international talks on a variety of subjects.In 2009, he was recognized by his colleagues as one of the top 20 sports medicine, knee, and shoulder experts over the past five years and was selected as NBA Team Physician of the Year. Since 2004, he has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America” and a “Top Doctor” in Chicagoland since 2003.Also, Dr. Brian Cole is a professor of orthopaedics, anatomy, and cell biology at Rush University Medical Center and an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Moreover, he is the Managing Partner of Midwest Orthopaedics, as well as the Department’s Associate Chairman and the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center’s Section Head. He is also the host of the sports medicine weekly podcast!Learn more about Dr. Cole at: https://www.briancolemd.com/
28 minutes | May 17, 2021
Ep. 12: Managing Pain and Improving Functional Movement with Ted Kurlinkus, PT, DPT
Ted Kurlinkus, PT, DPT, from RUSH Physical Therapy, joins Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul to discuss how physical therapy helps patients manage pain and how to know when you should see a physical therapist.
25 minutes | May 7, 2021
Ep. 11: Neuropsychologist Elizabeth Pieroth on Managing Athletes with Multiple Concussions
Neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, PsyD, ABPP, MPH shares insight into how she manages athletes who have sustained multiple concussions including how to know when to recommend athletes retire from their professional careers. Dr. Pieorth is the Director of the Concussion Program at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. She has been involved in the assessment of players in the National Hockey League since 1997 and is the Head Injury/Concussion specialist for the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, Fire, and the National Women’s Soccer League, as well as the Co-Director of the NFL Neuropsychology Consulting Program.
26 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Ep 10: Knee Instability with guest Dr. Adam Yanke
In this episode, Dr. Cole and Steve discuss common causes of knee pain and instability with guest Dr. Adam Yanke from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Dr. Yanke also talks about treating patients who suffer from patellofemoral dysfunction — more commonly known as knee cap instability.
27 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Ep 9: NBA COVID Protocol; How the Vaccine Works and why it's Important; Myth vs. Reality
Dr. Brian Cole provides in depth understanding of the disease and how we can all be protected. What The future holds as herd immunity evolves. In addition, Dr. Cole reviews the current protocols for the NBA to keep personnel safe and how that will carry over to the NFL and MLB. This is one you cannot miss.
30 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
EP 21.08 Managing Football Injuries and Life Decisions with Mike Martin
Steve and Dr. Cole talk with Mike Martin about lessons learned in his career as a professional athlete, dealing with injuries in the NFL and using his experience to make important life decisions.Michael Martin is an former American football defensive end. He was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Michigan Wolverines from 2008 to 2011. At Michigan, Martin recorded 172 tackles and appeared in 49 games, including 37 games as the Wolverines' starting nose tackle.He was selected as a second-team All-Big Ten Conference player by both the coaches and media in 2011 and received the same recognition from the coaches in 2010. In high school, he was the state Gatorade Player of the Year in football. He was also a two-time Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) state wrestling champion as well as a two-time MHSAA state shot put champion.Mike is currently a Financial Advisor with Wealth Strategies Financial Group in Southfield, Michigan. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
18 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
EP 21.07 Managing Hockey Injuries with Dr. John Grant
In depth conversation with orthopaedic surgeon Dr. John Grant, Head Team Physician for Eastern Michigan University Athletics and the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. Dr. Grant talks about his experience in managing common hockey injuries and the players.Dr. Grant obtained his PhD in Kinesiology with a specialization in Bone & Joint Health from the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre under the mentorship of Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi and Dr. Ron Zernicke. He then attended the University of Calgary Medical School and completed residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Calgary in 2010.Dr. Grant completed sub-specialty training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Michigan. This fellowship covered a wide range of sports medicine and shoulder surgery from cartilage and ligament injuries in children & adolescents, through adult knee ligament reconstruction & shoulder instability management, to rotator cuff tears and shoulder replacement in older adults. Care of the elite athlete involved the University of Michigan Wolverines and Eastern Michigan University athletic teams. Particular time was spent with the NCAA Division I football programs at both universities and Michigan’s women's gymnastics team.Dr. Grant specializes in all disorders of the shoulder, including rotator cuff repairs, shoulder replacements, shoulder instability and other sports related injuries. His practice also includes ligamentous injuries of the knee (ACL, LCL, PCL and MCL), meniscal injuries, knee realignment procedures and other sports related injuries. He is a former Associate Physician with the Saint John Seadogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and is currently the Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Eastern Michigan University Athletics and a Consultant to the University of Michigan Athletics Department.Dr. Grant’s research interests include clinical decision making in sports injuries of the knee and shoulder, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation of the knee and shoulder, prevention of sports-related injuries.This Episode is presented by our proud sponsor JRF Ortho, The Leader in Allograft Joint Restoration - JRFORTHO.org
12 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
EP 21.06 Ask the Doctor about Current Injuries suffered by MLB Players
Dr. Brian Cole from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center talks with his co-host Steve Kashul about current injuries in MLB players: bone spurs in the elbow, carpel tunnel syndrome and other common injuries experienced by pitchers.
18 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
EP 21.05 Dr. John Fernandez from Rush: Managing Hand Injuries
Dr. John Fernandez talks about the variety of hand injuries and how they are treated. Dr. Fernandez has created and innovated some of the advanced surgeries currently popularized in the treatment of the hand, wrist, and elbow. His original research has led to techniques minimizing surgical trauma while maximizing outcomes. As an inventor, he holds patents in some of the very implants developed for these minimally invasive surgeries. As director of microsurgery for Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, he has performed hundreds of successful microsurgical procedures. These have included replantation of amputated arms, hands, and digits, as well as complex reconstructions for deformity and wounds.
24 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
EP 21.04 Karen Malkin discusses Inflammation, Stress, Sleep, Toxins and much more
Certified Integrative Health Coach, Karen Malkin from Karen Malkin Health Counseling talks about the types, causes and treatment for chronic inflammation; how we can manage stress, sleep patterns and environmental toxins to enhance our overall health and longevity. (KarenMalkin.com)
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