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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. 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
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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

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
Elite Athlete Mental Health

Mental Health in Elite Coaches

Coaches play an important role in promoting mental health in elite sports. However, they themselves are exposed to risks affecting their mental health, and their fears and worries are often overlooked.
Jan 26th, 2024
The Sports Docs Podcast

The Sports Docs Podcast Year in Review 2023

Join orthopedic sports surgeons, Dr. Catherine Logan & Dr. Ashley Bassett, as they chat about the most recent developments in sports medicine and dissect through all the noise.
Jan 5th, 2024
Dr. Catherine Logan

When is ACL Repair an Option?

On this episode, The Sports Docs will touch on the use of stem cells in sports medicine, our thoughts on open kinetic chain (OKC) exercise after knee surgery, and when ACL repair is recommended.
Dec 26th, 2023
Dr. Logan Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey Injuries with Dr. Catherine Logan

A study on the epidemiology of ice hockey injuries was recently published in Sports Health. Knowledge about the common injuries and their mechanism is sueful to aide in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries in hockey athletes.
Dec 24th, 2023
Dr. Logan Nutrition after Surgery

Nutrition and Surgical Wound Healing

How to Help Surgical Wound Healing With Nutrition Following major surgeries, patients require adequate nutrition to heal surgical wounds. 
Dec 21st, 2023
MCL Injuries and Bracing with Dr. Logan

MCL Injuries: Does Prophylactic Bracing Help?

We wrap up Part I with a discussion on the prevention of MCL injury and review an article from the August issue of OJSM this year titled “Prophylactic Knee Bracing in Offensive Lineman of the NFL – A Retrospective Analysis of Usage Trends, Player Performan
Dec 5th, 2023
BFR and Dr. Logan after knee surgery

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) for Knee Surgery Recovery

This review demonstrates that the medical literature's published data show BFR training is safe and potentially effective in improving quadriceps muscle strength in patients with weakness and atrophy related to knee pathology.
Nov 14th, 2023
Blueberries for muscle recovery

Blueberries for Muscle Recovery

Post-workout, you’re on autopilot to grab a protein bar or shake. But protein powder or bars alone doesn’t provide enough to attack those aching muscles.
Oct 31st, 2023
What is the BEAR ACL?

What is the BEAR ACL?

What is the BEAR ACL Implant? Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair or “BEAR” technique
Oct 25th, 2023
Let's Chat SLAP Tears with Dr. Catherine Logan

Let's Chat SLAP Tears with Dr. Catherine Logan

What is a SLAP tear? A SLAP lesion is a tear of the superior glenoid labrum extending from anterior to posterior. There are two predominant mechanisms of injury. First is a compressive force, typically a fall onto an outstretched arm with the shoul
Oct 18th, 2023
Dr. Logan discusses Grit and ACL injury

Does Grit Impact ACL Outcomes?

Grit is the disposition to strive for long-term goals despite setbacks and challenges. Given the lengthy, arduous process of rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), an athlete's grit may predict postoperative outcomes across
Sep 25th, 2023
SLAP Tear with Dr. Catherine Logan

SLAP Tears: Current Treatment

Dr. Catherine Logan discusses First, what is a SLAP tear? A SLAP lesion is a tear of the superior glenoid labrum extending from anterior to posterior.
Sep 22nd, 2023
Dr. Catherine Logan on Load Management

What is Load Management with Dr. Catherine Logan

"Load management" is the practice of resting players for entire games, even though they are healthy enough to play. The idea is that these players will get nights of crucial rest during the season so that they are healthier for the playoffs. 
Jun 28th, 2023
Dr. Logan for Shoulder Pain

Do I Need Surgery after a Shoulder Dislocation?

Do I Need Surgery after a Shoulder Dislocation? The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy of arthroscopic Bankart repair (ABR). Basically, should we fix it or not? 
Jun 5th, 2023
Obstacle Course Racing with Dr. Catherine Logan

Obstacle course racing (OCR): Are They Safe?

Obstacle course racing (OCR) has become a popular sport in recent years as it challenges participants' mental and physical endurance through a combination of trail running and obstacles. Obstacle Course Racing with Dr. Catherine Logan
May 28th, 2023
Rotator Cuff Surgery with Dr. Logan

When Is Rotator Cuff Surgery Recommended?

If rotator cuff surgery has been recommended as an option for a torn rotator cuff it is often secondary to: - Your pain did not improve with nonsurgical methods - Continued pain is the main indication for surgery - If you are very active and use your ar
Feb 20th, 2023
Blueberry Smoothie Dr. Catherine Logan

Muscle Recovery & Blueberries

Post-workout, you’re on autopilot to grab a protein bar or shake. But protein powder or bars alone doesn’t provide enough to attack those aching muscles.
Dec 9th, 2022
Dr. Logan Foam Rolling

Do I Need a Grid (Bumpy) Foam Roller?

Foam rolling seems to be effective for enhancing lactate clearance and counteracting DOMS, but the TYPE of foam roller does NOT seem to influence the recovery rate.
Nov 19th, 2022
Ankle mobility with Dr. Catherine Logan

How do I improve ankle mobility?

Here are some of our favorite tools for stretching, as well as our favorite blog that provides video content on the best ways to improve ankle mobility. Enjoy! 
Sep 22nd, 2022
ACL PreHab wth Dr. Logan

ACL PreHab: Why + How?

The importance of prehab prior to ACL reconstruction is simply to optimize your ultimate post-operative outcome. The better your motion and strength before surgery, the smoother the recovery process will go!
Sep 18th, 2022