Dr Taylor is an board certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine, shoulder, knee arthroscopy & shoulder replacement.

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  • Cartilage Lesions of the Patella: Management After Acute Patellar Dislocation

    Articular cartilage injuries to the patella are frequent after patellar dislocation. The management of these acute cartilage injuries in the acute setting can be challenging. It is well documented that acute fixation is the optimal choice for treatment of osteochondral injuries. This article discusses the challenges and potential treatment options for acute chondral/osteochondral injuries to […]

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  • High risk of capsular restretching found among women and elite athletes

    Even after successful arthroscopic Bankart repair and capsular shift, women, elite athletes and patients with frequent dislocations were at high risk of capsular restretching, according to study results. Researchers evaluated the functional outcomes of 105 patients who underwent arthroscopic Bankart repair and capsular shift for anterior shoulder instability and computed tomography arthrography (CTA) at 3 […]

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  • Expanding sports concussion laws may help ensure safety of all teenage athletes

    Recent concussion laws that set out to prevent head injuries in American teenage athletes should be extended to include the activities of summer camps, travel teams and all-star teams. This will ensure that all children and youths who suffer head injuries receive appropriate care and education. So says Thomas Trojian of Drexel University College of […]

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  • Walking Groups: Easy Steps to Better Health

    Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated. Even simple walks with friends may improve your health. A recent study found that adults who joined outdoor walking groups had improved overall health. These patients had better heart health and were less likely to be depressed than those who didn’t exercise regularly. “I believe that activity is extremely […]

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  • Early knee arthritis symptoms first felt when using stairs

    People who suffer from knee pain when using the stairs may be experiencing the early symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a new study by University of Leeds experts. The research, published in the medical journal Arthritis Care & Research, aimed to investigate which patient-reported activities are first associated with knee pain, in order to improve […]

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  • Exercise science study shows no increased risk of injury from uphill/downhill running

    Like many runners, former BYU track star Katy Andrews Neves has had her share of injuries. Unlike most runners, one of those injuries has been witnessed by millions of people around the world. In what is now considered one of the top sports bloopers of all time, Neves was caught on camera in 2012 crashing […]

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  • Obese patients may see poorer outcomes after TSA

    Among patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty, those who were obese experienced longer hospital stays, an increased risk of postoperative respiratory complications and higher costs, according to study results. Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, researchers retrospectively analyzed 31,924 patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) between 1998 and 2008. The researchers used multivariate analysis with […]

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  • Prompt, appropriate medical care for dislocated shoulder injuries

    Prompt and appropriate treatment of a dislocated shoulder — when the head of the upper arm bone is completely knocked out of the shoulder socket — can minimize risk for future dislocations as well as the effects of related bone, muscle and nerve injuries, according to a literature review. The shoulder has the greatest range […]

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  • Link possible between oral contraceptive use, ACL injury in females

    Researchers from Denmark have uncovered a potential link between oral contraceptive use and instances of ACL injuries that required surgical intervention in women. The researchers evaluated 4,497 women who were treated operatively for an ACL injury between July 2005 and December 2011 and 8,858 age-matched, uninjured controls. Data in the operative cohort were culled from […]

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