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  • Rest vs. Rust 2021: Can you trust Cowboys QB Dak Prescott coming off his injury?

    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.

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  • Which Athletes Have Highest Rate of Return to Sport After FAI? Anyone?

    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.

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  • Alexander Weber, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Keck Medicine of USC.

    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.

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  • Explore Houston Texans RB David Johnson's injury history in augmented reality

    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.

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  • Sports medicine team gets actor ready to get back to work

    “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.”

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  • Rust vs. Rest: Can you trust Rob Gronkowski to give you a full season of fantasy production?

    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?

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  • Less Addictive Opioid May Slow Progression of Osteoarthritis

    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.

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  • Highly Promising Data: Kappa Opioids To Treat OA

    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.

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  • Significantly Less Addictive Opioid May Slow Progression of Osteoarthritis While Easing Pain

    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.

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  • Rust vs. Rest: Demise of David Johnson's fantasy career may have been greatly exaggerated

    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.

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