Archive for the Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Category

SMART targets prevention of ACL injuries in female athletes

January 24, 2008

— The knee-busting injury disproportionately affects female players — View Newschannel 8 clip on SMART’s PEP Program… Athletes at high risk for ruptured or torn ACLs include those who play basketball. Tampa, FL (Jan. 24, 2008) — The University of South Florida’s Sports Medicine and Athletic Related Trauma Institute (SMART) has introduced to area high schools a program to help prevent one of the most common sports-related knee injuries, which disproportionately affects female athletes. Studies show that female high school and collegiate athletes are four to 10 times more likely […]

Larry Collins recognized as AAPA Distinguished Fellow

January 17, 2008

Larry Collins, PA-C, ATC Tampa, FL (Jan. 14, 2008) – Larry Collins, a physician assistant (PA) and instructor at the University of South Florida Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Only 200 out of approximately 70,000 PAs practicing in the U.S. have been earned the AAPA’s distinction of Distinguished Fellow. All Distinguished Fellows have demonstrated exceptional contributions to their communities and a commitment to all aspects of health care. Collins has been a physician assistant […]

USF Orthopaedics Training Program Showcased in National Journal

December 12, 2007

Photo of the Charter Class of the USF Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program started July 1, 2007. Six residents are (from L to R) Paul Edwards, MD; Eric Henderson, MD; Odion Binitie, MD; Stephen Wilson, MD; German Marulanda, MD, and Derek Weichel, MD. The November 2007, Volume I, No. 9 Edition of AAOS Now has published a story on the return of the Orthopaedics Residency Training Program to the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine. The article written by journal writer Jennie McKee is entitled “Orthopaedics Makes a Comeback at […]

Overfilling Your Pack Hurts Your Back

November 15, 2007

On November 8, 2007, the Tampa Tribune published the following article on the health hazards of heavy backpacks, book bags, purses, etc. Dr. Robert Pedowitz, Chair of the Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, USF College of Medicine, was interviewed for the story. Dr. Pedowitz is a published author on numerous issues related to orthopedics, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. To view story as it appeared in Tribune, click here. Tampa Tribune “Overfill Your Pack, And You’ll Hurt Your Back” Tribune Reporter Patty Kim Published: November 8, 2007 University of […]

USF College of Medicine’s Ortho Surgery Residency Program

November 5, 2007

On Wednesday, October 24, 2007, The Ledger newspaper based in Lakeland, FL published the article “Orthopedic Surgeon Shortage Eased” – which focussed on the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program at the USF College of Medicine. Subheadline which also appeared in their online coverage was: “Watson Clinic and LRMC included in residency training program”. Reporter was Robin Williams Adams from The Leder. To view full coverage and photos click on The Ledger .

Bulls Featured in Sports Illustrated

October 18, 2007

Courtesy: Sports Illustrated “FRESH JUICE IN FLORIDA” The University of South Florida football team is featured in the new issue of Sports Illustrated hitting newsstands. While New England Patriot Tom Brady is on the cover, USF is highlighted with a ribbon text box along the lower right hand corner. The story is written by Phil Taylor and is titled, “Fresh Juice in Florida.” Below is paragraph from the article: “Those results opened the door a bit wider for South Florida, which won at Auburn and beat West Virginia when the […]

Running with the Bulls

October 17, 2007

Meet the Team Physicians taking care of the USF Bulls Updated October 23, 2007 They run to the deafening roar of the crowds…can break through the thickest sea of humanity… are always on the hunt for red. Pamplona, Spain may be famous for its running of the bulls, but Tampa has some famous bulls of its own – the USF Bulls! And just like the “toros” in Spain, our Bulls hunt red – Scarlet Knights red, that is! In what has been a record setting year for the team, the […]

USF Sports Medicine offers tips for cheerleader safety

October 8, 2007

Tampa, FL (Oct. 5, 2007) — It’s not your grandmother’s cheerleading squad! Today’s cheerleaders do more than shout and wave pom poms from the sidelines – particularly at the high school and collegiate levels where cheerleading camps and national competitions have become commonplace. Competitors need strength, grace and agility to execute precisely choreographed jumps, handsprings, cartwheels and flips. “Modern cheerleading is nothing like decades ago,” said Robert Pedowitz, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at USF Health. “It’s evolved into a more physically […]

Heat Pill Research at USF

September 4, 2007

This week, WUSF Radio (89.7FM) and WUSF Television broadcast a special report on the CorTemp heat pill. The pill is part of a research study being conducted at the Univesity of South Florida and USF Health to help reduce the number of heat related deaths and injuries among athletes. The pill, described as an ingestible thermometer, is taken by athletes approximately two hours prior to going out in the field. With hand held devices, researches are able to monitor the core temperature of each athlete. USF Health’s Dr. Eric Coris […]

"Orthopedics This Week" Profiles USF Health’s Dr. Robert Pedowitz

August 31, 2007

On August 28, 2007 Orthopedics This Week featured a profile on Dr. Robert Pedowitz, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at USF Health. Orthopedics This Week is published by RRY Publications. This Week is produced 40 times a year, focusing on breaking news in the Global Orthopedics Industry and upcoming technology conferences. This Week also publishes the latest books containing Market Forecasts and Analysis for the Spine Technology and Stem Cell Industries. Below is their profile on Dr. Robert Pedowitz. Click here to view article as it […]

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