Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2014«

Be careful betting on the future of medicine

January 29, 2014

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Have you ever known someone who thought in the manner of, “Oh, I don’t have to worry about such and such. By the time that’s a problem we’ll have figured out how to take care of it.” Cars and gasoline is probably where this is most pervasive. “Global warming? CO2 emissions? Air pollution? Whatever. Everyone […]

Should you immobilize your leg after tearing your ACL?

January 24, 2014

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One of the most common ACL questions I get is how much range of motion you should have at various points after surgery. I get this at the most acute stage. When people are within 14 days post-op and realize, “Holy shit, my leg looks like a bowling ball, I can’t move it, and I’m […]

My visit to Stanford University’s Clinical Anatomy Lab

January 21, 2014

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I recently visited Stanford University’s School of Medicine, specifically their Division of Clinical Anatomy. About a month prior to visiting I found they offered anatomy tutorials open to what seems to be anyone. I have a good deal of anatomy background, I talk about it all the time, I took your standard Anatomy and Physiology […]

Talking about facet joints

January 15, 2014

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From an upcoming, much longer, post detailing my visit to Stanford University’s Clinical Anatomy Lab, where I worked with cadavers: I, along with many others, talk about how certain parts of the spine respond to certain types of motion. Most prominently talked about is the lower back not responding well to rotation. I’ve seen research […]

On vacation til the 14th

January 7, 2014

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Hey everyone, I’ll be away until January 14th. Off to the jungle in Costa Rica where I’ll be attempting to stay off the grid as much as possible. Not bringing my laptop as I attempt to hike this guy:

Implementing the concept of mirror neurons into an exercise setting

January 5, 2014

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From Wikipedia: “A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another.” If I drink a beer neuron X fires. If neuron X also fires when I watch someone else drink a beer, X is a mirror neuron. In the neuroscience world, mirror neurons are all the […]