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9/27/17
An article about concussion and what happens when an individual has a brain injury interviews John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and medical director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic, who said the best way of determining whether a person has a concussion is a checklist of symptoms. “[There] are the physical signs on examination that I look for in everybody who I see with a concussion,” he said. “How their eyes are working and what their balance is like.”
8/30/17
Articles about a chest injury sustained by new Buffalo Bills receiver Jordan Matthews, who is sidelined indefinitely because of a chip fracture in his sternum, interview Matthew J. DiPaola, MD, clinical assistant professor of orthopaedics, who said a chip fracture involves a small sliver or shell breaking off any bone in the body. Chip fractures don’t usually require surgery and are treated through rest and anti-inflammatory medicine, he said, adding that a chip fracture to the sternum could cause a person discomfort when breathing.
8/14/17
An article reports on a new UB study that challenges a surgical practice used for decades during arthroscopic knee surgery, and quotes Leslie J. Bisson, MD, professor and chair of orthopaedics. “Those with less surgery got better faster in comparison with the people we did more surgery on,” he said.
7/27/17
A team of UB medical doctors led by Leslie J. Bisson, MD, June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD, Professor and chair of orthopaedics, have published a study that challenges a surgical practice used for decades during arthroscopic knee surgery. The study showed that clipping or removing loose cartilage after knee surgery for meniscal tears does not benefit the patient. “Those with less surgery got better faster in comparison with the people we did more surgery on,” he said.
7/26/17
A story on a study that found that 110 of 111 deceased former NFL players had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, interviews John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and medical director of the UBMD Concussion Management Clinic. “Their findings can suggest there’s a problem but do not prove it, and suggest that it’s probably an issue for a certain group of people who play contact sports but we don’t know who they are,” he said.
6/13/17
Thomas P. Doak, MD, clinical associate professor of orthopaedics, talks about what he loves about his field of medicine. "You just have to put things back together. That kind of appeals to me," says Doak.
6/8/17
John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and medical director of the UB Concussion Management Clinic, has co-authored new guidelines for treating young athletes who have sustained a concussion that recommend light activity to help them heal faster. “The brain benefits from movement and exercise, including after a concussion,” he said.
6/8/17
New guidelines that suggest that most young athletes should be encouraged to start being physically active within a day or two of sustaining a concussion were co-authored by John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and medical director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic. “The brain benefits from movement and exercise, including after a concussion,” he said.
3/8/17
John J. Leddy, MD, medical director of the UB Concussion Management Clinic, was interviewed about a new study that shows that female athletes are more likely than men to be sidelined by concussions. “They don’t have as strong of neck muscles as male athletes have, so the head gets whiplashed easier in a female. If that’s true, then there’s more force imparted to your brain and that maybe would produce more significant injury and longer recovery,” says Leddy, clinical assistant professor of orthopaedics.
1/6/17
UB has released a list of 12 faculty-led research projects that caught the world’s attention in 2016, appearing in news articles around the world.
12/19/16
Online symptom checkers have “limited accuracy” and should not substitute for a history and physical exam by a health care provider, says Leslie J. Bisson, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopaedics, commenting on a study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School.
8/26/16
A report about concussions, conflicting views on how to treat them and the long-lasting effects that are not fully understood quotes John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic, who said clinical trials are just now getting underway to determine the appropriate amount of time to wait before initiating light exercise.
7/18/16
A small U.S. study found that students who get concussions may struggle more with academics than peers who have other types of sports injuries.
7/11/16
Stories about the increase in concussion among young basketball players include an interview with John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic, about his new clinical trial to treat concussion in teens ages 13 to 17 using low-level exercise to help concussed athletes recover.
6/23/16
An article about a concussion lawsuit brought by 104 former hockey players who claim the National Hockey League was negligent in its care and fraudulently concealed the long-term risks of head injuries interviews John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic.