This two-day course is a specialized interactive program designed for Sports Medicine Fellows who wish to further enhance their knowledge, education, and expertise on a wide range hip, knee and shoulder pathologies.
For years, fantasy managers have debated the merits of a player who’s had time to heal a particular injury versus the overall deterioration that could occur during the rehab process. Whether it’s a veteran stud showing signs of decline or a young turk striving to bounce back from an upended season, FF enthusiasts are always weighing the pros and cons of time spent away from the field.
Co-author Alexander Weber, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Weber, also Team Physician USC Athletics and LA Kings, told OSN, “One of the most common questions we get as orthopaedic surgeons and team physicians is, ‘Doc, when can I return to my sport?’ There have been some prior studies looking to answer this question; however, most of the prior studies focus on a specific sport.
Dr. Weber specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow, and he is an expert in all types of shoulder replacement surgery. He is an assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
The Houston Texans’ newest running back David Johnson is set to make his debut tonight against the Kansas City Chiefs, but his arrival comes with a lot of questions after an extensive injury history. Johnson’s injuries range from a minor MCL sprain and back stiffness that cost him only a few games to a dislocated wrist that forced him to miss most of the 2017 season and a nagging ankle injury that derailed is 2019 campaign.
“I think it’s a real credit to USC and to our leadership because — faster than a lot of other hospitals and health systems — we were able to get back to elective surgery,” said Alexander Weber, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at Keck Medicine. “We put into place some really excellent protocols and procedures to keep patients and our staff safe.”
Heading into 2020, Gronk has reunited with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, seemingly rested and ready to play for the entirety of the season. While he personally feels up to the challenge, is it medically probable or even possible? As I’ve done over the past four weeks, I asked Dr. Alex Weber his professional opinion on Gronk’s realistic availability heading into the fall and throughout the winter.
The study’s lead author Alexander Weber, MD, sports medicine physician and orthopaedic surgeon with Keck Medicine, and co-author Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD, vice chair for research and associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, tested the drug by injecting it into arthritic mice knees.
Co-author Alexander Weber, M.D., with the department of orthopedic surgery at USC’s Keck School of Medicine explained the genesis of the research to OTW. “Orthopaedic surgeons are always looking for new ways to treat osteoarthritis.
In this study, lead author Alexander Weber, MD, sports medicine physician and orthopaedic surgeon with Keck Medicine, and corresponding author Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD, vice chair for research and associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, locally administered a kappa opioid into arthritic mice knees and measured the progression of the disease in their joints.
Dr. Weber went on to explain, “His prior injuries are not concerning to me in terms of their potential effect on his ability to perform. The things that came up over the past year will be completely resolved by the time he starts his 2020 campaign. They’re non-issues.
Details surrounding Green’s most recent malady are far from abundant. In order to dig deeper and cull facts, I (once again) enlisted the help of orthopedic surgeon and USC team physician, Dr. Alex Weber.
To better understand the extent of Cam’s injuries and conceptualize the likelihood of a comeback, I (again) enlisted the help of Dr. Alex Weber, an orthopedic surgeon and team physician for the USC Trojans. According to Dr. Weber, the lisfranc sprain sustained by Newton in Week 2 of the 2019 preseason is more concerning than the shoulder injury.
According to Dr. Alex Weber, Orthopedic Surgeon and Team Physician for the USC Trojans, the nature of this injury is such that once it’s healed post-surgery it should be fine and shouldn’t cause any further problems to the area. In fact, Dr. Weber believed the right elbow was at no greater risk for re-injury than the left (which has never been compromised).
In this episode Dr. Alex Weber and Craig discuss what the shoulder labrum exactly is, common injuries and how they occur, labrum surgery and rehab, and it's relationship with the biceps long head tendon. All of this is covered in addition to a few live questions from Instagram that were answered related to the topic. Dr. Alex Weber is an orthopedic surgeon & sports medicine specialist. Dr. Weber practices in Los Angeles, CA and serves as a team physician for the USC Trojans.
Drs Nuelle and Weber discuss Are Orthopaedic Surgeons Performing Fewer Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomies In Patients Greater Than 50 Years Old? A National Database Study
Drs Hartzler and Weber discuss Injections Prior to Rotator Cuff Repair are Associated with Increased Rotator Cuff Revision Rates
As one of the four main opioid receptor subtypes, κ-opioid receptor (KOR) is involved in pain processing, consciousness and addiction. However, unlike other opioid receptors, KOR is also expressed by pre-chondrocytes and seems to be involved in preventing cartilage degeneration and osteoarthritis (OA).
“Our study defines a novel molecular mechanism for the role of the KOR in articular cartilage homeostasis and disease, providing a unifying mechanistic basis for the overlap in processes and pathologies that involve opioid and Hedgehog signalling,” concludes first author Alexander Weber.
Alexander E. Weber, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Injuries are common in American football due to the combination of high speeds and collision contact. They can occur almost anywhere in the body, but data from college athletes shows that ligament sprains of the knee and ankle are the most commonly reported injuries. However, certain player positions may be more prone to injury overall and the type of injury sustained may vary among the positions. While ankle sprains and knee injuries to the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament (ACL/PCL) or to the menisci (cartilage of the knee) are common due to the cutting motion of running players, shoulder injuries to the acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) or labrum (cartilage surrounding shoulder socket) are especially common in running backs and linemen.
Injuries are common in American football due to the combination of high speeds and collision contact. They can occur almost anywhere in the body, but data from college athletes shows that ligament sprains of the knee and ankle are the most commonly reported injuries. However, certain player positions may be more prone to injury overall and the type of injury sustained may vary among the positions.
Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome occurs when an extra bone -- known as a bone spur -- grows along one or both of the bones that form the hip joint. The irregular shape causes unwanted friction within the ball-and-socket joint, which can lead to tears in the surrounding cartilage and pain in the groin area.
At an NFL game, there may be a half dozen or more doctors on the sidelines, with various specialties and backgrounds. At the high school level, however, a team is lucky to have one physician on hand. Even then, this doctor will often change from year to year, if not from game to game.
Dr. Alex Weber excused himself before heading out toward the 40-yard line, in the direction of the injured Monrovia football player prone on the La Cañada High School field turf.
Although this year’s football season may have ended in disappointment for the three Pasadena high schools who offer a pigskin program (Muir, Pasadena High, and Marshall Fundamental), the school district’s newfound partnership with Keck Medicine of USC is poised to be a winning combination for years to come. Spearheaded by Dr. Alexander Weber, assistant professor of clinical orthopedic surgery, and his team of sports medicine physician fellows, the folks at Keck Medicine have undertaken the critical mission of supporting the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) football teams.
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries performed today, but still there is a lot of debate on whether there is a “gold standard” approach to reconstructing the anterior cruciate ligament. When creating a treatment plan for an individual patient, a surgeon has quite a few decisions to make on how best to handle the reconstruction.
It is widely known and reported in the literature that shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears, tend to heal slowly and the management of glenoid labral tears, subacromial impingement and the degenerative, arthritic shoulder may be challenging. Therefore, research into biologic treatments for these conditions is underway. This includes exploring the effect in the laboratory and the OR of various types of stem cells on healing when injected or used to augment arthroscopic or open surgery.
Whether you’re water skiing, wakeboarding, surfing, paragliding, kite surfing or jet skiing, water sports can be a blast. But it’s important to know the risks involved in each activity, the common injuries and how to prevent them.
As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, Alex Weber has worked with the most elite of athletes, honing his skills with University of Michigan's basketball team, the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls.