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- 02/07/2024 | WCVB
Bruins rookie Matthew Poitras out for rest of season after shoulder surgery
Thomas Holovacs, MD, a shoulder and sports medicine surgeon, performed shoulder surgery on Boston Bruins player, Matthew Poitras.
- 02/05/2024 | The Scientist
Back Pain Explained
Christopher Bono, MD, spine surgeon and Vice Chair for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, discusses disc degeneration and how that relates to the causes of back pain.
- 12/29/2023 | NBC Boston
'I felt like one in a million': Rare procedure helps Middleton teen with scoliosis
Three years ago, John Braun, MD, a pediatric scoliosis surgeon with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, performed a revolutionary scoliosis surgery, called tethering, on Kaleah Perham. Kaleh, now 16 years old, reflects on what the surgery meant to her.
- 12/20/2023 | WCVB Boston
Ho, ho, ho! Santa visits patients at Mass General Hospital
Each December, Kevin Raskin, MD, and other team members from Orthopaedic Surgery at Mass General, work together to spread cheer to kids who are in the hospital during the holiday season.
- 11/29/2023 | Boston25
Wellness Wednesday: Sore Muscle Recovery
Ashwin Babu, MD, a Mass General Brigham sports medicine physiatrist, offers recovery advice for athletes with sore muscles.
- 11/01/2023 | Becker’s Spine Review
Meet the head team physicians for all 25 US NHL teams
Becker’s Spine Review highlights head team physicians for all 25 US NHL teams, including the Boston Bruins’ Peter Asnis, MD, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Mass General.
- 10/24/2023 | Benchpress
How a small fish could lead to better strategies to repair tendon tears
Jenna Galloway, PhD, director of The Musculoskeletal Genetics & Developmental Biology Lab, is using zebrafish models to find new treatment strategies for tendon injuries.
- 10/04/2023 | Becker’s Hospital Review
100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs | 2023
Massachusetts General Hospital is recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 100 hospitals with great orthopedic programs committed to providing exceptional orthopedic care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions or injuries.
- 09/15/2023 | Everyday Health
Does syncing your workouts to your cycle work?
Miho Tanaka, MD, PhD, co-director of the Mass General Brigham Women’s Sports Medicine Program, discusses the science behind aligning workouts with menstrual cycle.
- 04.12.2023 | Boston.com
The best ways to recover from running the Boston Marathon, according to local health experts
Ashwin Babu, MD, a sports medicine physiatrist with the Massachusetts General Hospital Sports Medicine Service, offers recovery advice for participants in the Boston Marathon.
- 04.07.2023 | Nike.com
How to exercise with osteoarthritis, according to experts
Miho Tanaka, MD, PhD, co-director of the Mass General Brigham Women’s Sports Medicine Program, offers insight into how arthritis patients can exercise properly and avoid joint pain.
- 03.27.2023 | NHL.com
Getting to know: Dr. Pete Asnis
Pete Asnis, MD, Mass General Brigham’s Director of Professional Sports, discusses his role as team physician for the Boston Bruins during his 16th season with the club.
- 02.22.2023 | Washington Post
Americans over 50 are doing extreme sports their grandparents never imagined
Older people are taking up extreme sports, and Haylee Borgstrom, MD, sports medicine physiatrist at Mass General Brigham, says she has seen “a significant increase” in the number of older athletes in her practice.
- 01.26.2023 | U.S. News & World Report
How to fix bad posture
Sports medicine surgeon and director of the women’s sports medicine program Miho Tanaka, MD, PhD, shares her expert opinion on maintaining healthy posture.
- 12.17.2022 | WCVB Boston
Boston Bruins team doctor discusses injury risks of winter sports
Peter Asnis, MD, sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon and team doctor for the Boston Bruins, discusses the risks associated with winter sports.
- 11.30.2022 | Health Digest
This is how long you should stretch after any workout
Most experts agree that stretching is beneficial. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) explains that it enhances flexibility, which is one of the five components of fitness. Dave Nolan, PT, DPT, a sports physical therapist at Mass General, suggests beginning a routine that stretches the muscles that support mobility.
- 11.28.2022 | Boston 25 News
Heat, hydration concerns for World Cup players: Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine expert weighs in
Ashwin Babu, MD, a sports medicine physiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, shares with Boston 25 News that his biggest concerns for the World Cup players in Qatar are heat and hydration.
- 11.23.2022 | Boston 25 News
Kelly McInnis, DO, discusses physical demands of sports competition
Kelly McInnis, DO, sports medicine physiatrist, director, Harvard Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sports Medicine Fellowship and co-director of Mass General Brigham’s Women’s Sports Medicine Program, discusses the physical demands of sports competition with Boston 25 News and highlights the concern that students who decide early to specialize in one sport year-round risk increased injuries because they are using the same patterns of movement repeatedly.
- 09.28.2022 | Becker's Spine Review
William Harris, MD earns lifetime achievement award
William Harris, MD, founder & Director Emeritus of the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory, received a lifetime achievement award from Orthopaedic Summit Evolving Techniques, a nonprofit organization focused on education.
- 08.17.2022 | Boston Globe
Meet the doctors who help get Boston’s sports stars back in action after injuries
In this Boston Globe profile, the relationship between Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine and Boston professional sports teams is illustrated through interviews with many of our orthopedic clinicians, including Peter Asnis, MD, Scott Martin, MD, Kelly McInnis, DO, Robert Nascimento, MD and Mark Price, MD, PhD.
- 06.18.2022 | Becker's Spine Review
Mass General Brigham names 1st medical director of sports medicine
Mass General Brigham announces the official appointment of Augusts "Gus" Mazzocca, MD as medical director for its Sports Medicine program.
- 06.15.2022 | The American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons Podcast
Interview with Dr. Bassem Elhassan
Bassem Elhassan, MD, Co-Chief of the Shoulder Service and one of the world's leading experts on tendon transfer surgery, was interviewed by ASES about a career that has taken him from Lebanon to Massachusetts General Hospital.
- 03.02.2022 | WBTS
Getting back to fitness, the safe way
In this local news segment, Miho Tanaka, MD, orthopedic surgeon and director of the Women's Sports Medicine Program, offers tips on how to get back to fitness safely as some COVID-19 pandemic protocols begin to ease.
- 09.17.2021 | Healio
Machine learning algorithm may identify patients at risk for extended opioid use
Joseph Schwab, MD, MS, Chief of the Orthopaedic Spine Service, conducted research to develop and test machine learning algorithms to predict extended post-op opioid use.
- 04.06.2021 | SiriusXM Radio
Staying healthy during the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this audio clip from "Canada Talks" on SiriusXM Radio, Thomas Holovacs, MD, a Mass General orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and sports medicine, discusses strategies for staying healthy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, including recommendations for easy home workouts.
- 01.07.2021 | WCVB Boston
Muscle transfer technique brings pain relief to patients
Bassem Elhassan, MD, Co-Chief of the Shoulder Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, has created many surgical techniques throughout his career. When a patient came to him after a serious 4-wheeler accident, Dr. Elhassan used a muscle transfer technique to reduce the patient's pain and helped him regain mobility in his shoulder.
- 11.05.2020 | HuffPost
6 stretches to do first thing In the morning, according to experts
Isabella Sprague, DPT, a physical therapist with Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, gives readers six stretches they can do in the morning to relieve stress and reduce sitting-induced pains.
- 10.13.2020 | NHL.com
Bruins issue update on offseason surgeries
Peter Asnis, MD, Mass General Brigham Director of Professional Sports and Boston Bruins Medical Director, performed a successful arthroscopic knee surgery on Boston Bruins player, Charlie McAvoy.
- 06.29.2020 | WCVB Boston
Boston program offers support to ease safely back into fitness routine
Rachel Lampros, DPT, a physical therapist with Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, spoke to WCVB about returning to sports and fitness after your training and fitness routines may have been sidelined because of COVID-19.
- 05.27.2020 | OrthopedicsToday
Virtual checklist prepares patients for virtual care at Massachusetts General
Miho Tanaka, MD, Luke Oh, MD, Scott Martin, MD and Eric Berkson, MD give a checklist to help prepare patients for virtual visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 04.21.2020 | The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - OrthoBuzz
How to conduct a virtual orthopaedic examination
Sports Medicine orthopaedic surgeons, Miho Tanaka, MD, Luke Oh, MD, Scott Martin, MD and Eric Berkson, MD, give step-by-step instructions for virtually evaluating the knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow, a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 02.10.2020 | WCVB Boston
Female athletes more likely than males to tear ACL
Miho Tanaka, MD and Kelly McInnis, DO, both of the Women's Sports Medicine Program at Mass General, are working to increase awareness of a striking fact: young female athletes are up to eight times more likely to tear their anterior cruciate ligament than their male peers.
- 10.27.2019 | TheHealthy.com
If you have pain behind the knee, here’s what it could mean
Miho Tanaka, MD, sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Women's Sports Medicine Program, talks about when knee pain warrants a trip to the ER.
- 10.04.2019 | Arthroscopy Podcast
Radiographic landmarks for the anterior attachment of the medial patellofemoral complex
Miho Tanaka, MD, a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Women's Sports Medicine Program, discusses radiographic landmarks for the Anterior Attachment of the Medial Patellofemoral Complex with Dr. Clay Neulle.
- 05.23.2019 | SportsMD.com
Keeping her in the game: Injury prevention in female athletes
Miho Tanaka, MD, a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon and the Director of the Women's Sports Medicine Program, discusses ACL injury prevention for female athletes.
- 04.01.2019 | Harvard Health Publishing
Put your best foot forward
Christopher DiGiovanni, MD, Chief of the Foot & Ankle Service, discusses common foot and ankle problems.
- 04.01.2019 | Harvard Health Publishing
Stay active, even with stiff ankles
Christopher DiGiovanni, MD, Chief of the Foot & Ankle Service, discusses ankle stiffness.
- 03.06.2019 | POPSUGAR
Anaerobic and aerobic exercise are much different, but each play a key role in your fitness plan
Miho Tanaka, MD, a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Women's Sports Medicine Program, discusses physiology with POPSUGAR Fitness as it relates to sports and working out.
- 01.29.2019 | TheHealthy.com
13 medical reasons for your shoulder pain
Miho Tanaka, MD, a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Women's Sports Medicine Program, talks about shoulder pain.
- 03.11.2018 | NPR
The mysterious case of 'vanishing bone' and hip replacements gone wrong
William H. Harris, MD, former chief of Massachusetts General Hospital's joint replacement surgery service and the founder and Director Emeritus of the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory, discusses his new book about a stealth disease caused by total hip replacements.
- 10.19.2017 | Boston Globe
Injury is very likely to end Gordon Hayward’s season, specialists say
Christopher DiGiovanni, MD, Chief of the Foot & Ankle Service, comments on Gordon Hayward's fractured and dislocated tibia injury.
- 10.19.2017 | SELF
How to tell if your broken toe is actually a big deal
Daniel Guss, an orthopaedic surgeon in the Foot & Ankle Service, discusses broken toes.
- 07.20.2017 | Nature.com
TA juiced-up joint implant
Ebru Oral, PhD, Associate Director of Biomaterials for the Harris Orthopedics Lab, is profiled for the important work she is doing on joint implant failures.
- 06.13.2017 | Nature.com
Ebru Oral, PhD, of the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory, and colleagues were cites for their work on joint implant infections.
- 04.09.2017 | MassLive.com
Red Sox Jackie Bradley Jr. injury update
Peter Asnis, MD, Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Red Sox, to see Jackie Bradley, Jr. after MRI showed inflammation and a knee sprain.
- 11.11.2016 | ESPN.com
Red Sox Outfielder Mookie Betts undergoes right knee surgery
Peter Asnis, MD, Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Red Sox, performed knee surgery on Mookie Betts.
- 09.01.2016 | Harvard Health Publishing
Good old-fashioned mobility insurance: Protecting your feet and ankles
Christopher DiGiovanni, MD, Chief of the Foot & Ankle Service, discusses the important of foot and ankle health throughout your life.
- 07.11.2016 | ESPN.com
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel gets surgery to fix torn cartilage
Peter Asnis, MD, Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Red Sox, performed knee surgery on Craig Kimbrel.
- 07.08.2016 | PawtucketTimes.com
PawSox 1B Travis working hard to return to field
Peter Asnis, MD, Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Red Sox, performed surgery on Sam Travis to repair his torn ACL.
- 05.17.2016 | Boston Globe
Patriots name MGH surgeon Mark Price team’s head physician
Mark Price, MD, PhD, a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon, is named as Head Team Physician for the New England Patriots.
- 04.01.2016 | Boston.com
Meet the marathoner who swears by running in Crocs
Christopher DiGiovanni, MD, Chief of the Foot & Ankle Service, comments on a marathoner who runs in Crocs.
- 01.26.2016 | Boston.com
When it comes to treating Boston’s professional athletes, he’s always on call
Peter Asnis, MD, Chief of the Sports Medicine Service, works with the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, and New England Patriots.