It's no surprise that the current Rays corner outfielders have been obtained in trade or through free agency. While they've done an outstanding job of drafting infielders, pitchers, and center fielders, the organization failed to draft powerful outfielders who profile well in the corners.
CSUF Titans heading back to Omaha and the College World Series after Colton Eastman's 1 hit performance.
LONG BEACH, Calif. ‐ Colton Eastman was heroic and Hank LoForte was clutch, as Cal State Fullerton hung on to defeat Big West rival Long Beach State, 2-1 to clinch the Long Beach Super Regional Championship and the Titans' 18th trip to the College World Series, Sunday afternoon at Blair Field.
Dr Shepard interviewed in an article concerning Nsaids vs Pharmaceutical grade Chondroitin Sulfate
A daily supplement of pharmaceutical grade chondroitin is as good as celecoxib (Celebrex) at relieving arthritic knee pain and doesn't have dangerous side effects, researchers say.
Dr. Jean-Yves Reginster of Liege State University in Belgium and colleagues recruited 604 people over age 50 with knee osteoarthritis from five European countries and randomly assigned them to take 800 mg of the extra-pure chondroitin sulfate (Chondrosulf), 200 mg of celecoxib (Celebrex) or a placebo every day for six months.
Hoag Orthopaedic Hospital Irvine rated #2 in the nation for readmission rates
45 hospitals with the lowest readmission rates
Even though a recent study found readmission rates are not an adequate indicator of a hospital's overall performance, hospitals in the U.S. are still prompted to reduce readmission rates or be penalized by Medicare under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
Major League Baseball introduces the pitch smart website. The website is designed to provide information regarding elbow safety in baseball athletes of all ages. The website includes preventative information and FAQs regarding tommy john surgery.
Makenzy Doniak starts this season where she left off last year. Makenzy opened the season with three goals and two assists as Virginia has jumped out to a 5-0 start following wins over Alabama and Samford this past weekend
Kylie Doniak has graduated from the University of Texas. Kylie a women's soccer star at UT suffered a severe brain injury after she was struck by a car as a pedestrian two years ago, but this week brought some good news as she walked through graduation.
Kelly Meggs Claims Big West Player Of The Week Honors
Kelly Meggs was named Big West Player of the week as she knocked down 10 3-pointers over the last games for UCI. In her career at UCI, Kelly is currently fourth all time 3-point shooter. She will be attending graduate school at the University of Washington after graduation.
University of Virginia Sophomore Makenzy Doniak has been named 1st team All American by the National Soccer Coaches Assoiciation. Makenzy had another incredible year and is one of the top women soccer athletes in the nation.
Jack Savage - a junior LB at Servite High School - is starting the recruiting process with early looks from Nevada and UCLA. Savage was all Trinity League at Servite this past year. Here are his highlights from Bruin Report online.
Chris Darling leads Chapman to first ever SCIAC postseason appearance. Chris returned from ACL surgery this past year
A late-season surge led the Chapman University men's soccer team up the conference standings to its first-ever SCIAC Postseason Tournament berth. The Panthers won eight of their final 11 matches to secure the fourth spot in the tournament, setting up a Wednesday match against the first-place Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
American College of Sports Medicine position stand. Exertional heat illness during training and competition
Exertional heat illness can affect athletes during high-intensity or long-duration exercise and result in withdrawal from activity or collapse during or soon after activity. These maladies include exercise associated muscle cramping, heat exhaustion, or exertional heatstroke. While certain individuals are more prone to collapse from exhaustion in the heat (i.e., not acclimatized, using certain medications, dehydrated, or recently ill), exertional heatstroke (EHS) can affect seemingly healthy athletes even when the environment is relatively cool. EHS is defined as a rectal temperature greater than 40 degrees C accompanied by symptoms or signs of organ system failure, most frequently central nervous system dysfunction. Early recognition and rapid cooling can reduce both the morbidity and mortality associated with EHS.
Makenzy Doniak is having a monster year in Viginia. She has led UVA to the final four of women's soccer and has set a single season scoring record. Makenzy has also been named a first team All-American and is a finalist for the Hermann Trophy as the nations top female soccer athlete.
Dr James Andrews receives votes for Sports Illustrated Sportsmen of the Year
It is taken for granted now that athletes can be repaired. That their shoulders and elbows and hips and knees and ankles, torn asunder in the many ways that sports can destroy the human body (in a football collision, throwing a baseball, screaming down a ski slope), can be restored to something resembling their original condition. That an athlete -- carted-off, air-casted, bedridden and full of pain and self-doubt, contemplating life after athletics -- can be returned to the field as if transported through time to the moment before he was hurt. It was not always thus, however. In fact, it is a relatively new condition, one that has altered not just the physical and emotional, but also the economic paradigm of modern sports.
Kentucky offers Mater Dei Sophomore Michael Cage Jr
While in town to see Stanley Johnson, John Calipari apparently offered his Mater Dei teammate Michael Cage, Jr. a scholarship. Cage is a 2016 power forward and the son of former NBA center Michael Cage, who played for Calipari when he coached the New Jersey Nets. The elder Cage tweeted the news yesterday.
Orange County has an active youth sport and recreation culture that encompasses a variety of year-round activities. Unfortunately, injury is a reality of sports participation and concussion represents 10% of all injuries. Rates are highest in football for males and soccer for females. In the past decade, emergency department visits for concussion have increased by 60%.
Dr Shepard acompanies USA Women's Volleyball to the World Championships in Saporro, Japan.
Nicole Fawcett (Zanesfield, Ohio) scored 22 points off the bench to lead top-ranked U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team to a 17-25, 25-19, 18-25, 25-17, 15-12 victory over host Japan to conclude the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round being held in Sapporo, Japan.
Logan Sweet earned a football scholarship at UCLA at the end of their 2013 summer camp. Just rewards for all of his hard work after ACL surgery. Logan tore his ACL in the middle of his junior year at Santa Margarita CHS and has worked for 3 years to earn a UCLA Scholarship. He will be a sophomore wide receiver next year at UCLA and capped his season with his first Bruin touchdown in the Holiday Bowl last year. Congratulations Logan!
Hoag Orthopaedic institute has been recognized as a national leader in outcome results, lower insurance costs, and patient satisfaction. For the annual outcomes report please click on the following link www.hoioutcomes.com.
Hoag Orthopedic Institute surgeons listed in Orange Coast Magazine’s ‘Top Docs of 2013’ issue
Twelve physicians from Hoag Orthopedic Institute have been named among Orange County’s ‘Top Docs,’ according to a new report issued this month by Orange Coast Magazine, and one of the physicians listed, Dr. Nicholas Rose, a hand and upper-extremity surgeon, was featured on the cover of the issue.
The other physicians included on the list are: Dr. Kim James Charney, melanoma and sarcoma surgery; Dr. Michael J. Fitzpatricksports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; Dr. Robert S. Gorab, joint replacement and arthritis surgery; Dr. Scott M. Graham, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; Dr. Zafar S. Khan, spine surgery; Dr. David H. Kim, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; Dr. Stephen A. Mikulak, joint replacement and arthritis surgery; Dr. Nicholas E. Rose, hand and upper extremity surgery; Dr. Benjamin D. Rubin, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; Dr. Michael F. Shepard, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; Dr. Daniel T. Stein, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; and Dr. Russell S. Montgomery, endovascular aneurysm surgery and carotid artery surgery.
What is Tennis Elbow? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment – Q&A with Dr. Michael Shepard
Less than 5% of all tennis elbow diagnoses are related to actually playing tennis. We recent spoke with Dr. Michael Shepard, a board certified orthopedic surgeon at HOI with specialty in sports medicine and overhead athletes who filled us in on this common injury.
Reed Williams is named to the all PAC 12 team and and all academic PAC 12 team
Reed Williams leads the UCLA Bruins with seven goals on the season, which is also good for a tie for third in the conference. The junior forward from Newport Beach, Calif. has also posted a single-season best 18 points (7 g, 4 a) in 2012 and had multiple goal games against Maryland on Aug. 31 and San Diego State on Oct. 12. This is the second time that Williams has made the All-Pac-12 team after he was named honorable mention as a freshman in 2010.
On Monday night November 5th, David Kruse MD of OSI and Rod Walters will be presenting a free symposium on concussions in athletes. NATA continuing education units will be available. The course will be from 7pm to 9pm at 230 S Main Street in the conference center. The goal of the symposium is to get all team medical providers (ATC, PT, MD) involved in the treatment and recognition of concussions.
Dr Shepard flew to Chicago Oct 19-21 to be an instructor for a Master's Course in Shoulder Arthroscopy. The course was put on by the Arthroscopy Association of North America and took place at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Learing Center. For a listing of the AANA meetings, please click here.
Jennie Krauser (NC STATE) scores crazy goal
Jenny Krauser coming off of ACL surgery has returned to her scoring ways for the NC STATE soccer team. Jennie has had ACL surgery on both knees and scored twice for the Wolfpack. The second goal has become a you tube sensation!
How to Avoid Mountain Biking Injuries
Sure, mountain biking is fun, but it's not without a little pain every now and then. About.com caught up with Dr. Michael Shepard, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty in sports medicine from Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, CA, and Dr. Tim Brown, sports chiropractic physician, medical director for the Association of Surfing Professionals and founder of IntelliSkin. The experts in sports medicine addressed the most common cycling aches, pains and injuries.
Achy? Injured? Sore? Mountain Biking places high loads on joints that we normally don't think of as load bearing (i.e., elbows, shoulders, wrists). This can be analogous to walking on your hands, says Dr. Michael Shepard, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty in sports medicine from Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, CA. That's because mountain bikers load their body weight across the upper extremity joints when traveling downhill.
Alon Leichman is enjoying a breakout season after Tommy John Surgery. Alon is a pitcher who returned to Jr College baseball less than one year after his tommy john procedure and keeps getting stronger.
Chapman University RHP Brian Rauh has been selected by the Washington Nationals in the 11th round of Major League Baseball's 2012 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday afternoon, the second day of the draft. The three-time All-America junior was the 354th pick overall and becomes the 11th Panther since 1999 to be drafted by an MLB organization.
David Kruse MD has joined OSI as a sports medicine specialist.
David Kruse MD has joined OSI as a sports medicine specialist. Dr Kruse was an Olympic level gymnast at UC Berkley and went on to become a Family Practice Physician and performed a fellowship in Sports Medicine. He is an expert in the non-operative care of the injured athlete and in particular, the treatment of concussions. His addition helps OSI to provide the highest level of care to our athletes.
Megan Crosson signs with Santa Clara Womens Soccer after Revision ACL Surgery
Adding to a Bronco team roster that was ranked as high as No. 7 in the country in 2011, Santa Clara head women's soccer coach Jerry Smith announced the signing of five players for the class of 2016 Thursday. The class consists of four attacking players and a goalkeeper.
Started 11 games and saw time in 17 contests during her first season with the Wolfpack ... Her impressive freshman season saw her tie for the team lead in scoring with 14 points on five goals and four assists ... Scored a goal in each of the first three games of the season ...
A four-year letter winner in wrestling under head coach Alan Clinton at Servite High School in Anaheim . a three-time Trinity League champion, two-time Orange County All-Star and a CIF-Southern Section individual champion at 135 pounds in 2011...
UCLA defeated Louisville 1-0 in double overtime in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament on Saturday night. The Bruins (18-4-1) advance to the College Cup in Hoover, Ala. Louisville finishes the season with a 14-7-2 record.
In a game played at Servite in front of a very enthusiastic crowd the Servite team did not disappoint. Senior Conner Bevans scored in the 2nd and 20th minute but the goal that brought all the fans to their feet, many with tears in their eyes, was the header scored by junior Mike Wolitski.
Frozen Shoulder is a term applied to a number of pathologies that result in a stiff, painful shoulder. Frozen shoulder can result from surgical or traumatic injury, but adhesive capsulitis is an idiopathic, chronic inflammation of the capsule of the shoulder joint that leads to pain and a gradual loss of motion. The average woman has up to a 20% chance of experiencing adhesive capsulitis.
Servite High School linebacker and top California prospect Butch Pau'u and do-everything teammate Jherremya Leuta-Douyere called Coach Mendenhall Wednesday with some news. It was news that the BYU head coach and Cougar fans all across the country had been waiting to hear for a long time now.
Lauren Gross named to Pac 10s All Academic Team in Volleyball
One of three upperclassman returnees at outside hitter for Ducks in 2011, and the squad's lone left-handed threat. As a sophomore saw 2 1/2 more action compared to her freshman campaign (30 sets / 12 sets) and nearly triped her kill total as a result. One of four Duck upperclass returnees that have all received All-Pac-10 All-Academic recognition.
Princeton University's Katie Rigler Named ACWPC All-America
Rising sophomore Katie Rigler (Fullerton, Calif./Rosary) of the Princeton women's water polo team was named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches 2011 Women's All-America Team as an honorable mention selection.
Dr. Michael Shepard is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who is subspecialty trained in sports medicine with special emphasis on the care of the overhead athlete. Dr. Shepard's clinical expertise includes elbow and shoulder injuries of the overhead athlete, elbow arthroscopy, and complex knee reconstruction. University of California Irvine Medical Center contracts out to Dr Shepard to treat all of their multi-ligament knee injuries.
Sports supplements and energy drinks are a multibillion dollar industry. Despite their common use and sale, the supplement industry is largely unregulated. A recent study from the Journal of Pediatrics showed that in some areas of America over 50% of High School Athletes have tried sports energy drinks.
There is a growing epidemic involving our children today - overuse injuries. 30 million children participate in youth sports nationwide. Across the country, this results in 7 million sports injuries per year and 500,000 doctor visits. In California alone, 750,000 teens participate in CIF supervised sports. Wide participation, year round sports, and early specialization have led to an epidemic of overuse injuries. Often the child at greatest risk is the overhead sports athlete in baseball, softball, swimming, and volleyball. This is particularly true in sunny states like California where these sports are performed year round.
Reed Williams named Gatorade state soccer player of the year
Reed Williams of Corona del Mar has been named the 2009-10 Gatorade California Boys Soccer Player of the Year. The UCLA-bound player is now eligible for the national award, which will be announced in May.