Knee Cap Instability: Surgery Or Rehab?

Knee Cap Instability: Surgery Or Rehab?
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The “10,000 Hour Rule” And Young Athletes

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The “10,000 Hour Rule” is adapted from a classic 1993 publication from Anders Ericsson and is widely quoted a the number of hours one must deliberately pract.... More »

10 Rules of a Team Player

Coaches and parents talk about the importance of being a team player, but what really does that mean? When my oldest daughter gave up gymnastics for softball, it was because she loved being on a team. She’s a social butterfly and loved the team interaction. But it wasn’t long before she .... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Revisiting the Most Pressing Issues in Youth and Amateur Sports + MORE

Back in June of this year, I did a Sports Edge show in which I asked a fairly simple question about youth sports. And the response was so overwhelming that I promised myself that I would come back to revisit the topic soon. And today is that day. What was that question? What do you think is the bigg.... More »

Digital Health and Wellness for 21st Century Families

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ATHLETIC DIRECTORS: Why are So Many HS AD’s Calling it Quits?

On last Sunday’s radio show, I asked whether the time has finally come to seriously think about walking away from traditional HS varsity sports programs. I asked that question because so many talented and gifted coaches have become tired and worn out by the endless number of sports parents who con.... More »
national youth football tournaments 1503488650 1993272201 Knee Cap Instability: Surgery Or Rehab?By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Knee cap instability is common in young athletes, especially in girls who participate in jumping, cutting, or pivoting sports
Most mild instability issues and first time full dislocations can be treated without surgery
Surgery is sometimes needed for recurring instability, or for some first time dislocations accompanied by cartilage or bone injury

The term “dislocation” is used when bones at a joint pop out of place- the joint is unstable…

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