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Recent Articles & News

Welcome to our new website. We created this site to serve as a resource for patients or anyone with questions regarding orthopaedic conditions — especially with respect to reconstruction/replacement of the adult hip and knee. To that end, I'll be providing periodic updates on timely and relevant topics.

I invite you to visit here regularly for the latest news regarding orthopaedics and valuable links to original articles you might wish to read in greater detail. Our archive will also allow you to easily find articles previously posted to this site.

Watch out for the Heat

Jun. 22, 2017
Heat-related illnesses are preventable. We all need to understand the causes so we can work on prevention, and we need to know the signs of heat injury so we can treat it quickly and reduce its severity.

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Youth Baseball

Jun. 19, 2017
The other night I went out to the Kroc Center in South Bend to watch two of my grandsons (ages 8 and 4) play coach-pitch youth baseball and it struck me that youth baseball might be an interesting topic for a column.

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Let’s Talk About Muscle Cramps

Jun. 5, 2017
One of the most commonly seen and experienced sports ailments is the muscle cramp or “charley horse”, and it remains one of the least understood.

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Starting the Season Off on the Right Foot

Mar. 21, 2017
With the coming of better weather, many of you will be awakening from winter hibernation and increasing your activity levels. So this seems like a good time to revisit treatment of perhaps the most common activity-related injury – the ankle sprain.

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The Team Doctor: Trying Not to be Too Big a Fan

Sep. 6, 2016
When doctors graduate from medical school they take an oath requiring them to adhere to ethical principles that put the well‐being of their patients above all else. But, sometimes, team physicians can find themselves in the middle of an ethical balancing act.

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Unique Injuries in Baseball

Aug. 1, 2016
Baseball lends itself to some unique injuries and over the last 28 seasons of professional baseball in South Bend, I’ve seen many interesting things caring for our players.

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Sometimes Baseball is the Best Medicine

Jun. 24, 2016
Over the years I've told many people that the one extra curricular activity I’ve enjoyed the most over my career has been working with minor league baseball here in South Bend for almost 30 years. Little did I know as I interviewed with John Baxter and Jeff Carr, the general manager and trainer respectively for the first South Bend team in 1988, the effect local baseball would have on my personal and professional life.

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“I Pulled my Hammie!”

Jun. 17, 2016
One of the most common lower extremity injuries in professional baseball, and among weekend warriors as well, is the hamstring strain or "pulled hamstring.”

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Stress Fractures

Jul. 1, 2015
The result of overtraining, stress fractures can be seen in all levels of athletes - from the weekend warrior who picks up his or her activity level too quickly from their low-level baseline, to the elite athlete whose skills allow them to occasionally do too much.

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ACL Injuries in Athletes

Jun. 1, 2015
ACL injuries or anterior cruciate ligament tears have historically been one of the most feared and most common injuries to the athlete's knee.

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Concussions

May. 1, 2015
One of the current hot topics in sports medicine is athletes sustaining a concussion. While most people associate a concussion with football, they are, unfortunately, also common in baseball.

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View our Arthritis Commercial

Jul. 29, 2014
Watch our latest television commercial about arthritis treatment.

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WARNING SIGNS

Jun. 30, 2014
Remember to listen to your body when you're active. It will give you key warning signs before it turns into a bigger problem.

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WARM UPS

Jun. 30, 2014
Just stretching for 10 minutes could be the difference between having a good workout, and possibly injuring yourself.

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TREATMENT

Jun. 30, 2014
For treatment of basic aches and pains, remember to apply ice and take acetaminophen.

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COOLING DOWN

Jun. 30, 2014
Cooling down is just as important as stretching. Be sure to progressively slow your pace to help your body rebalance.

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ARTHRITIS

Jun. 30, 2014
Engaging in physical activity is helpful for people with arthritis but remember to engage in activities that are appropriate to your condition.

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TXA Improves Join Replacement Outcomes

Jun. 4, 2014
Dr. Stephen Mitros is the first orthopedic surgeon in our region to use a well-known generic medication to minimize bleeding and lower transfusion rates during surgery resulting in improved recovery, reduced hospital stays and lower cost.

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Dr. Mitros Featured in Surgeon Stories at A Nation in Motion

Oct. 7, 2013
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recently included Dr. Mitros in the surgeon stories section of their website.

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Doctor's corner - bone strengthening drugs and fragility fractures

Jun. 3, 2011
If you've been on bone-strengthening agents for four to five years, you should discuss the pros and cons with your prescribing physician.

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Regarding the "Recall of total knee replacements"

Feb. 14, 2011
There has been no recall of Zimmer knee replacements.

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"MIS" — Minimally Invasive vs. Minimal Incision: What you should know.

Nov. 10, 2010
Know what you are asking for. Know what you are getting. Know the pros and cons.

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A consumer’s guide to the healthcare bill

Nov. 1, 2010
From the National Center for Policy Analysis

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Moose arthritis leads to new medical insights

Aug. 18, 2010
New study shows lack of nutrition in early life contributes to arthritis in both moose and people. From Mother Nature Network

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