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Sport-specific approach facilitates successful return to play after concussion

BOULDER, Colo. - In this video from the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Sherrie L. Ballantine-Talmadge, DO, discussed sport-specific return to play protocols for extreme sports athletes.

“What we have found throughout the years is that – even with diagnosis as well as treatment – we had to make it sport-specific. These athletes developed early brain mapping so that they could spin, twist and turn in a different way than a football player or a soccer player,” she said. “The goal of today was to have people think and take the next step and understand there [are] differences in the way that you [rehabilitate] athletes after concussion, and that you are going to get the best outcome with a sport-specific return.”


Author Healio | Publish Date May 21, 2022
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine

‘Simone’s bravery is teaching us all a lesson,’ Colorado doctor and former gymnast commends Olympian

Flips and perfect finishes initially made Biles a role model to so many. However, her latest decisions, prioritizing mental health on the world’s center stage at the Olympics is something sports medicine doctors hope young athletes can learn from.


Author FOX News | Publish Date July 31, 2021
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine

Explore the Science Behind Extreme Sports at This New Exhibit

Elite-level rock and ice climbers, BASE jumpers, free divers, and parkour athletes all have one thing in common—and it’s not that they’re adrenaline junkies. 


Author 5280 | Publish Date September 12, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine

Three-time Olympic gymnast: from pain to perfection

She's just 5'2,'' but this gymnast is a 'warrior' in the world of gymnastics. Before Jessica López could dominate at the Rio Olympics, she had to be able to walk again.


Author UCHealth | Publish Date September 12, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine

Denver Nuggets to host 3v3 basketball tournament on September 7

On September 7, the Denver Nuggets will be hosting a 3v3 basketball tournament just outside of Pepsi Center. This will be the inaugural 3v3 tournament for the Nuggets, which will include at least four games for each registered team.


Author NBA | Publish Date August 28, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine

Two pros: Ace surgeon gets master fisherman back in the river

Charles Duke tore his rotator cuff in a fall on his driveway. After surgery and extensive physical therapy, he’s back to his passion of fly fishing. The fisherman stands in a tributary of the Arkansas River as it snakes through a meadow near Leadville and effortlessly casts his line so the fly lands in the perfect spot to entice a hungry trout.


Author UCHealth | Publish Date August 06, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine    Shoulder

Surgery vs. physical therapy for rotator cuff tears

For several years, Therese Glowacki had an unwelcome companion: nagging pain in her right shoulder. It was often quiet, but it barked when she threw, swam, reached out to clean a countertop, extended upward to wipe a window or other routine actions.


Author UCHealth | Publish Date July 24, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine

New UCHealth Steadman Hawkins orthopedic and sports performance center provides advanced care

Professional athletes, students and weekend warriors all can take advantage of the clinic's cutting edge orthopedic care, physical therapy and training facilities to boost sports performance.The much-anticipated new UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver facility is now open.


Author UCHealth | Publish Date June 25, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine

Physimax Developing Mobile Injury Risk Screening Product for General Public

Physimax’s markerless motion-capture assessments are gaining traction in elite sports, including with the NBA’s Pacers and Jazz, MLB’s Rockies, the U.S. Tennis Association player development program, major college athletic programs such as Clemson and UNC, and Brazil’s most popular soccer club, Flamengo.


Author Sport Techie | Publish Date June 20, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine

Women soccer players usually peak in their 20s—here's why some excel into their 40s

Female athletes have certain advantages when it comes to endurance in sport. There are plenty of reasons to watch the Women's World Cup, which kicks off today at 3 p.m. with a game between the hosts, France, and South Korea: To follow the United States as they hunt for their fourth World Cup title


Author Popular Science | Publish Date June 07, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine    Knee

All-American season built on talent, grit, and a quick recovery from knee surgery

Meniscus surgery had put CU volleyball star Naghede Abu’s senior year in doubt. She had done all the hard work – the three- to four-hour-long volleyball practices, the hours and hours in the weight room – for three solid years. It was August 2018, and Naghede Abu, 21, the University of Colorado’s brilliant blocker, was on the cusp of her senior season and in the best shape of her life.

Author UCHealth | Publish Date June 06, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine

71-Year-Old Injured Runner Gets Push To Keep Bolder Boulder Streak Alive

On Memorial Day, thousands of runners hit the streets for the Bolder Boulder. Among them is an elite group of just 61 people who have run all 40 races.


Author CBS4 Denver | Publish Date May 22, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine    Foot & Ankle

A personalized chunk of metal has her back on slopes and trails

A custom, 3D-printed cobalt-chromium talus bone put Deanne Carlson on skis three months after surgery to repair a crumbling ankle. If the ankle is a lever, the talus is its fulcrum. It’s an oddly shaped lump onto which the bones of the lower leg drive the body into the bones of the foot. By late 2018, the fulcrum in Deanne “Dee Dee” Carlson’s left ankle had long since given in to the punishments its owner had imparted upon it, and it was dead and crumbling. 


Author UCHealth | Publish Date May 20, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club is excited to announce the expansion of our partnership with UCHealth + CU Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in 2019!

Since 2018, CRYSC and UCHealth have worked together to improve the sports medicine, safety, and health resources at the Club. The partnership has continually evolved, bringing our organizations closer together with the ultimate goal of providing the best youth soccer experience in Colorado and beyond.


Author UCHealth | Publish Date May 20, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine

Broncos players lend support at legislative hearing as athletic training bill passes through Colorado House committee

As the Colorado House of Representatives Business Committee took roll Wednesday at the Legislative Legal Services building, one representative substituted "Omaha" for "here."


Author Denver Broncos | Publish Date February 06, 2019
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Press Coverage    Sports Medicine

Broncos testify at State Capitol in support of licensing athletic trainers

The Denver Broncos made their presence known at the Colorado State Capitol Monday. Phillip Lindsay, along with several other Denver Broncos — including quarterback Case Keenum — came to support a measure requiring athletic trainers to be licensed in the state.


Author Fox 31 | Channel 2 | Publish Date February 06, 2019
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Sport-specific approach facilitates successful return to play after concussion

news outletHealio
Publish DateMay 21, 2022

BOULDER, Colo. - In this video from the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Sherrie L. Ballantine-Talmadge, DO, discussed sport-specific return to play protocols for extreme sports athletes.

“What we have found throughout the years is that – even with diagnosis as well as treatment – we had to make it sport-specific. These athletes developed early brain mapping so that they could spin, twist and turn in a different way than a football player or a soccer player,” she said. “The goal of today was to have people think and take the next step and understand there [are] differences in the way that you [rehabilitate] athletes after concussion, and that you are going to get the best outcome with a sport-specific return.”

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Healio

Acute paraspinal compartment syndrome following non-spinal orthopedic surgery

news outletHealio
Publish DateDecember 16, 2021

A 29-year-old non-smoking man with a BMI of 37 kg/m2 and history of bipolar disease sustained a right subtrochanteric femur fracture and pseudoaneurysm of his right proximal femoral artery after a gunshot in December 2016.

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FOX News

‘Simone’s bravery is teaching us all a lesson,’ Colorado doctor and former gymnast commends Olympian

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJuly 31, 2021

Flips and perfect finishes initially made Biles a role model to so many. However, her latest decisions, prioritizing mental health on the world’s center stage at the Olympics is something sports medicine doctors hope young athletes can learn from.

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AAOS

Osseointegration Is a Beneficial Solution for Amputees

news outletAAOS
Publish DateMay 11, 2021

In December 2020, the FDA approved the Osseoanchored Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees (OPRA) Implant System—the first implant system in the United States for transfemoral amputees who have difficulty using a conventional prosthesis. OPRA had been previously available and marketed under a humanitarian device exemption (HDE) since 2015.

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