Tuesday evenings, February 4 – March 11
Course Number: MLL14011
Designed for the weekend warrior and those who love them, this series will explore approaches, treatments, and how to avoid common injuries. Whether you are a casual walker or a competitive athlete, this series will provide practical information to maximize your body’s performance. Topics include concussions, head injury, stress and overuse injuries, knees, shoulders and other joints, approaches to improve joint function, and injured joint replacement when other strategies have been exhausted. Learn how you might improve your performance!
Anthony Luke, MD, MPH, Professor and Director; Primary Care Sports Medicine; UCSF Sports Medicine
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Overview: In this talk we will discuss the rising concern about sports related concussion. We will discuss the definition and symptoms of concussion. We will review the evaluation of sports concussion used by athletic trainers and physicians on the sideline in our local high schools and professional teams. We will discuss management of sports related concussion. Lastly we will discuss long term implications of concussion, pondering the question: how many concussions is too many?
Overview: Overuse injuries are extremely common. They happen in sports and at work. They affect almost everyone. They occur after pepetitive loading rather than traumatic but can be equally problematic for one’s health. Learn about the science of how stress can overwhelm the body’s ability to recover, resulting in injury. Understand how imbalance between training loads and recovery can affect athletes at all levels. By understanding the mysteries of the mechanisms for overuse injuries, you can learn how these injuries can be preventable.
Overview: The shoulder is the most dynamic joint in the body. Although it has great capabilities, it is also susceptible to injury. This talk will discuss common shoulder problems, including shoulder dislocations, biceps injuries, rotator cuff tears, and shoulder arthritis. It will review the ‘state of the art’ in the diagnosis, management and treatment of shoulder problems, and highlight what is new in shoulder research at UCSF and across the US.
Current Topics in Joint Replacement and Arthritis Care
Erik Nathan Hansen, MD | BIO | Handout
UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Overview: This course will discuss the causes, diagnosis, and possible treatment options for different types of traumatic knee injuries. Injuries may range from meniscus tears and ligament injuries, to cartilage and tendon injuries.