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Cooper Bone & Joint Institute Doctors Talk Sports Medicine On 610 WIP: Rib Muscle Tears & Recovery

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Allows Body to Repair Itself

plasmaThe Gloucester County Times published an article about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), a therapeutic method being utilized at Cooper, that uses a person’s own blood to combat chronic pain caused by progressive joint damage. The platelets in blood, which usually help with the clotting process after a cut, can promote healing when concentrated and injected directly at the site of damaged tissues.

“There’s no more risk than getting a blood draw or a flu shot,” said David Gealt, DO, sports medicine specialist at Cooper Bone & Joint Institute. “There aren’t really many side effects because it’s your own blood.”

To read the complete article visit www.nj.com.

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Cooper Bone and Joint Institute Docs Talk Sports Medicine On 610 WIP-AM

610 WIPInjuries and sports go hand-in-hand, which is why WIP/Philadelphia has turned to the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute over the past few months for answers to the sports medicine questions on every listener’s mind.

Why do concussions appear to be more common in pro sports? Will that quad strain keep the Eagles’ wide receiver from playing on Sunday? What’s a hip flexor and what is the timetable for return to activity after injury?

Click below to hear Drs. Miller, Gealt and Pollard as they talk sports medicine on 610 WIP.

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Residents, Players, Coaches Attend Concussion Seminar

Burlington County TimesThe Burlington County Times featured an article about the Cooper Bone & Joint Institute’s free educational forum on concussions as a result of sports related injuries. The forum, which took place at Moorestown High School on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, focused on prevention and identification of concussions as well as available treatment options.

“Unreporting is going to be a very big problem this year,” said R. Robert Franks, DO, Director, Concussion Program and Assistant Director of Sports Medicine at Cooper’s Bone & Joint Institute. “And it’s really going to depend on everyone, from athlete to coach to athletic trainer to parent to let us know. The key to this is, if we handle concussion No. 1 and No. 2 right, hopefully we’ll never get to No. 4, 5 and 6.”

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Cooper Doctors Urge Parents, Coaches and Athletes: Learn About Concussion Before It’s Too Late

FREE Program Scheduled for September 1 at Moorestown High School

football playerSports medicine professionals from the Cooper Bone & Joint Institute of Cooper University Hospital are advising parents, athletes and coaches to educate themselves about head injury and concussion before the start of the fall and winter sports seasons. They also recommend baseline brain function testing for all athletes prior to the season, and within days after a head injury.

“The diagnosis and treatment of concussions and their long-term effect on athletes continues to be an evolving discipline,” explains R. Robert Franks, DO, Assistant Director of Sports Medicine and Director of the Concussion Program at the Cooper Bone & Joint Institute. “It’s very important that people recognize the signs and symptoms of concussion and take appropriate steps to manage the injury.”

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