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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.
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.
6/21/16
Reports on a public hearing held to discuss a proposal before the Erie County Legislature that would require adults who lead youth sports organizations to be properly trained to recognize the symptoms of concussion, note that John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics amd director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic, provided testimony on the effects of concussion.
6/6/16
Articles about Tyler Varga, an Indianapolis Colts running back who spent four months battling the effects of a concussion, quote John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic, who discussed the advice Varga got to stay at home in a darkened room until the symptoms went away.
6/3/16
A story about the effects of head injuries and concussion in hockey, on both the professional and youth levels, interviews John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and medical director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic.
5/26/16
Research led by John Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics, is examining whether low-level exercise helps the brain recover from concussion better than rest.