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Dr. Catherine Logan ACL BEAR Surgeon

Tell Me About the BEAR ACL Surgery

The BEAR procedure represents a novel approach to ACL repair that focuses on biological healing and preservation of the native ligament. By using a bioactive scaffold and the patient's own blood, this technique aims to facilitate natural tissue regeneratio
Jun 12th, 2024
Grit and ACL outcomes

Grit's Impact on ACL Recovery

Overall, grit plays a critical role in ACL recovery by influencing an individual's mindset, behaviors, and outcomes throughout the rehabilitation process.
Apr 7th, 2024
The Impact of Grit on Athlete's ACL Recovery

The Impact of Grit on Athlete's ACL Recovery

Researchers recently investigated grit in relation to outcomes following ACL surgery. Grit is the disposition to strive for long-term goals despite setbacks and challenges.
Feb 2nd, 2024
Dr. Logan Cartilage Surgery of the Knee

Cartilage Injuries of the Knee: What Can I Do?

Articular cartilage of the knee can be damaged by injury or by typical wear and tear. Unfortunately, cartilage does not heal on its own, so multiple surgical techniques have been developed to treat cartilage lesions.
Jan 5th, 2024
High Ankle Sprains with Dr. Catherine Logan

High Ankle Sprains in the NFL

What is the mechanism of a high ankle sprain? What are the reatment options for these players? When do these athletes typically return to play and how do they perform?
Oct 24th, 2023
Dr. Catherine Logan Athletic Shoulder Test

The Athletic Shoulder (ASH) Test & Return to Sport

The Athletic Shoulder (ASH) Test may be appropriate to monitor neuromuscular performance of the shoulder joint in sports involving contact and overhead actions & to help assist in determination of return to sport. 
Aug 26th, 2023
ACL Tears and Graft Choice with Dr. Catherine Logan

Which ACL Graft is Best for You?

The decision to choose an ACL graft can be overwhelming. This week, we will focus on the pros and cons of the major graft options & share new resources that we put together for The Sports Docs Podcast on this topic.
Jun 28th, 2023
ACL injury MRI

How do I manage an ACL tear in a young athlete?

The ACL stabilizes the knee during front-to-back motions and rotation. It is deep inside the knee so it’s difficult for you or your athlete to feel it and know if the ACL was torn.
Mar 23rd, 2022
Dr. Logan lacrosse doctor

Knee Injuries in Female Student Athletes

Musculoskeletal injuries to the lower extremities are common among female college student-athletes (SA) in sports that require hopping, pivoting, and running.
Dec 24th, 2021
Recover for ACL surgery, Dr Catherine Logan

How to cope after ACL surgery?

Psychological readiness to return to sport has emerged as an important factor associated with outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR).
Dec 9th, 2021
Should I repair my meniscus?

Do I need surgery for my meniscus tear?

Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are at risk for meniscus tears. However, anyone at any age can tear the meniscus.
Dec 7th, 2021
Tennis elbow treatment

Top Strategies to Treat Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a condition which involves the outer aspect of the elbow, resulting in pain and decreased function. Dr. Logan, an avid tennis player, provides today's best treatment options to combat this nagging problem.
Oct 5th, 2021
Dr. Catherine Logan Sports Surgeon

Best Nutrition to Recover From Your Workout

Dr. Catherine Logan chats Recovery nutrition plays a crucial role in replenishing energy stores, repairing muscle tissue, and supporting overall recovery after a workout.
Jun 23rd, 2024
Unbroken Athlete Dr. Catherine Logan

Mentally preparing for ACL surgery

Dr. Catherine Logan Unbroken Athlete These strategies can help reduce anxiety, foster a positive mindset, and set the stage for a successful recovery.
Jun 21st, 2024
Dr. Catherine Logan Soccer Surgeon

Preventing Soccer Injuries with Dr. Catherine Logan

Dr. Catherine Logan on Preventing soccer injuries requires a multifaceted approach that includes proper warm-up and cool-down routines, strength and conditioning programs, flexibility and mobility exercises,
Jun 20th, 2024
Dr. Catherine Logan Healthy Eats after Shoulder Surgery

Nutrition After Rotator Cuff Surgery

Dr. Catherine Logan, orthopaedic surgeon, chats A balanced diet rich in protein, anti-inflammatory foods, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals is essential for muscle recovery after rotator cuff surgery.
Jun 18th, 2024
Dr. Logan Top Denver Surgeon Orthopedic

What is a Remplissage for Shoulder Instability?

In this Overtime episode, The Sports Docs discuss the remplissage procedure and will be reviewing an article from the January issue of AJSM year - learn all about remplissage surgery and its purpose.
Jun 17th, 2024
Dr. Catherine Logan Knee Complex Surgeon

How Do I Treat My Cartilage Injury?

Treatment for knee cartilage injuries ranges from non-surgical options like physical therapy and injections to various surgical techniques depending on the extent of the damage.
Jun 15th, 2024
Shoulder Pain Dr. Catherine Logan

Do I Need Surgery for a Rotator Cuff Tear?

Rotator cuff tears can be effectively managed with a range of treatments, from conservative approaches like physical therapy and medications to surgical repairs.
Jun 9th, 2024
ACL GRaft choice with The Sports Docs

Which ACL Graft is Best?

The choice of graft for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery depends on various factors, including the patient’s age, activity level, personal preferences, and the surgeon’s experience.
Jun 8th, 2024
dr logan golf

Is PRP helpful for Golfer's Elbow?

PRP therapy is a promising treatment option for golfer’s elbow, particularly for patients who have not found relief with traditional therapies.
May 31st, 2024
Bridge on Ball Dr. Catherine Logan

What is Glute Activation?

Glute activation refers to the process of intentionally engaging and activating the gluteal muscles, specifically the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus.
May 24th, 2024
meniscus

What is a Discoid Meniscus?

A discoid meniscus is an anatomical variation of the knee joint's meniscus, which is a C-shaped cartilage that acts as a cushion between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone).
May 21st, 2024
PRP elbow dr catherine logan

How to Treat Golfer's Elbow: Is PRP helpful?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment that involves injecting a concentrated form of a patient's own blood plasma, which contains a higher concentration of platelets than normal, into the affected area.
May 18th, 2024
Dr. Catherine Logan Nutrition Surgery

Do I Need Collagen Supplements?

Collagen supplements are taken with the aim of improving skin health, joint function, and promoting overall well-being.
May 18th, 2024
Shoulder Pain dr. catherine logan

PRP for Shoulder Pain

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been explored as a potential treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions, including shoulder pain.
Apr 30th, 2024
Dr. Logan Sports Surgeon

The Sports Docs Podcast - Let's Chat Achilles Injuries

On today’s episode we’re focusing on Achilles tendon ruptures with Dr. Bonnie Chien. We have some great articles for you that contribute well to our conversation on the optimal management of Achilles tendon ruptures and the different surgical approaches.
Apr 21st, 2024
The Sports Docs Podcast

The Sports Docs Pod: ACL Graft UPDATE

Today we’re going to give you an update pertaining to one of our favorite topics – ACL. And honestly, it’s been a bit since we done an episode on ACL so we’re excited to dive into this new paper today and talk more about how it will impact our practice.
Apr 17th, 2024
Dr Catherine Logan PRP

Can PRP Help My Hamstring Injury?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been explored as a potential treatment for hamstring injuries, particularly in athletes and individuals who require a rapid return to activity.
Apr 12th, 2024
 ACL Injury with Dr. Catherine Logan

Return to Play after ACL Injury with Dr. Catherine Logan

Returning to play after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction requires not only physical readiness but also psychological readiness. Here are some key factors to consider for psychological readiness to return to play after an ACL in
Apr 5th, 2024
Lacrosse Doctor Logan

Best Lacrosse Injury Prevention Tips

By incorporating these injury prevention strategies into your lacrosse training and competition routine, you can help reduce the risk of injury and stay healthy throughout the season.
Mar 31st, 2024
Meal Prep with Dr. Logan

Meal Prep for Surgery

Dr. Logan's advice on Meal prepping before surgery can help ensure that you have nutritious and convenient meals ready to go during your recovery period.
Mar 28th, 2024
Shoulder surgery Dr. Catherine Logan, MD

Options for Recurrent Shoulder Dislocations

Following shoulder dislocation surgery, a structured rehabilitation program supervised by a physical therapist is essential to optimize recovery, restore shoulder function, and prevent complications.
Mar 15th, 2024
Shoulder Instability

What is the Treatment for Shoulder Instability?

It's essential to consult with a healthcare provider, preferably a shoulder specialist or orthopedic surgeon, to determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on your specific condition and goals.
Mar 10th, 2024
Hamstrings Dr. Logan

Regaining Hamstring Strength after Injury

Regaining hamstring strength after an injury is essential for restoring normal function, preventing re-injury, and returning to activities or sports. Here are some strategies and exercises to help rebuild hamstring strength after an injury:
Mar 7th, 2024
Elbow Pain

PRP for Tennis Elbow

Before considering PRP therapy for tennis elbow or any other condition, it's essential to consult with a healthcare provider, such as a sports medicine physician or orthopedic specialist,
Mar 6th, 2024
Dr. Logan Rotator Cuff Surgery

Do I Need Rotator Cuff Surgery?

Whether surgery is necessary for a rotator cuff tear depends on various factors, including the size and location of the tear, the symptoms you are experiencing, your overall health, and your lifestyle and activity level.
Feb 24th, 2024
Cartilage Transplant Dr. Logan

What are My Options for Cartilage Surgery?

Cartilage transplant, also known as cartilage transplantation or cartilage repair surgery, is a surgical procedure aimed at repairing damaged or injured cartilage in joints, typically the knee.
Feb 24th, 2024
Hamstring Injury

Hamstring Tear Management with Dr. Catherine Logan

Treating hamstring strains/partial tears typically involves a combination of rest, rehabilitation exercises, and sometimes biologic (injection) interventions. Here's a general overview of how hamstring tears are typically managed:
Feb 22nd, 2024
Dr. Logan

How Does Dr. Logan Use Force Plates in Clinic?

While there are many nuances, the most common reference points a sports medicine surgeon may use for decision-making in injury rehabilitation (other than physiological tissue healing time frames) – each of which can be measured by force plates – are...
Feb 18th, 2024
ACL Graft Choice Dr. Logan

Which Graft Should I Choose for ACL Surgery?

Ultimately, the choice of graft should be made in consultation with your orthopedic surgeon, who can consider your individual circumstances and preferences to determine the most suitable option for your ACL reconstruction.
Feb 17th, 2024
Hamstring

Does PRP Help Heal Hamstring Injuries?

PRP is often used in conjunction with a comprehensive rehabilitation program that includes exercises, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications to support optimal healing and prevent re-injury.
Feb 13th, 2024
Dr. Logan ITB syndrome

How Do I Treat Iliotibial Band Syndrome?

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), also known as IT Band Syndrome or ITB Syndrome, is a common overuse injury that affects the iliotibial band—a thick band of fibrous tissue that runs along the outside of the thigh, from the hip to the shin. The iliotibial b
Feb 6th, 2024