Musculoskeletal Chat Transcripts

 Here you can find all of the transcripts from our past sports medicine, spine, and orthopaedic doctor chats.

Concussions Live ChatConcussions in Young Athletes | Jeffrey Webb, MD

Is the peewee football phase too early to wonder about concussions? Maybe not. Concussion rates are rising sharply among U.S. kids and teens, researchers report, and concussion diagnoses more than doubled between 2007 and 2014. According to the CDC, more than 248,000 U.S. children and teens land in the emergency room each year because of a concussion sustained in sports or recreational activities, such as bicycling, football, basketball, soccer and from playground injuries. On Tuesday, August 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dr. Jeffrey Webb, pediatric sports medicine physician at Emory Sports Medicine Center, hosted a live chat on this topic. Read the full chat transcript here.

Peachtree Road Race Live Chat5 Things You Should Doing Now Before Running the Peachtree Road Race | Amadeus Mason, MD

Emory Sports Medicine’s Dr. Amadeus Mason provided advice on what you should and shouldn’t be doing right now to ensure peak performance on July 4 during a live chat on Tuesday, June 21 at 12p.m EST . With less than two weeks to go before the race, Dr. Mason gave tips for avoiding injury, how to properly train, the best foods to eat, and what to do the night before the race and afterward. Read the full chat transcript here

Upper Extremity Live ChatHand, Wrist & Elbow Pain and Treatment | Michael Gottschalk, MD |Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center | April 26, 2016

Whether for work or play, we use our hands, wrists & elbows during almost every activity throughout the day. Overuse can sometimes lead to the development of painful conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. When upper extremity pain begins to interfere with your daily activities, it is time to see a hand specialist. Emory orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Michael Gottschalk, led a live chat on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 12 pm EST. Dr. Gottschalk answered questions about the diagnosis and treatment – both surgical and non surgical – for a wide range of hand and upper extremity issues. Read the full chat transcript here

Sports Cardiology Live ChatSports Cardiology: Heart Health & Being Active | Jonathan H. Kim, MD, and Neeru Jayanthi, MD |Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center | January 26, 2016

Emory sports cardiologist, Jonathan H. Kim, MD, and sports medicine physician, Neeru Jayanthi, MD hosted a live chat on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The same physicians who treat the Atlanta Falcons, Dream, Georgia Tech and other professional and recreational athletic organizations across metro Atlanta answered a ton of great general sports and sports cardiology related questions. Read the full chat transcript here

Spine Surgery ChatWhen Should You Consider Spine Surgery? | Dr. Scott Boden | Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center | August 25, 2015

The thought of having spine surgery can be frightening. The good news is that less than 10% of patients who experience back or neck problems are candidates for surgery. Scott Boden, MD, director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, provided answers to many questions about spine surgery.  Check out the transcript from the Spine Surgery Live Chat.

Running Training ChatHow to Train and Prepare for Summer Running Races | Dr. Amadeus Mason  | Emory Sports Medicine Center

With warm weather comes outdoor exercising and participation in summer races or events like the AJC Peachtree Road Race. To prevent running-related injuries, it is important to train properly and know how to prevent injury. In order to answer your questions on the subject of running, Emory Sports Medicine physician Amadeus Mason, MD, recently sat down to answer questions and discuss running topics like how to prevent injuries, and also provided recommendations for training and stretching, tips for preventing re-injury for those who have already suffered an injury and want to safely return to physical activity, and how to train for longer running races.  Check out the chat transcript for a full list of questions and answers!

Stem Cell Online ChatStem Cell Treatment for Osteoarthritis - What Is It and Is It Right for You? | Dr. Shervin Oskouei| Emory Orthopaedics, Sports & Spine

Emory Orthopaedics surgeon, Shervin Oskouei, MD, recently sat down to explore whether stem cell treatment for patients with chronic tendon injuries or osteoarthritis is right for you.  Treatment options include stem cell injections or surgical implantation of your body’s own stem cells. 

Running Training Online ChatHow to Run and Train for Running Races and Other Athletic Adventures | Dr. Amadeus Mason | Emory Orthopaedics, Sports & Spine

Have you been training hard getting ready for summer races and other athletic adventures? Emory Sports Medicine physician Amadeus Mason, MD recently answered questions about how to prevent injuries, how to stretch, and how to provide treatment for your injuries during a live online chat. Check out the "How to Train for Running Races" chat transcript for the answers to these questions and more!

Ankle Sprain Online ChatHow to Diagnose and Treat an Ankle Sprain | Dr. Oluseun Olufade | Emory Orthopaedics, Sports & Spine

Emory Orthopaedics, Sports & Spine physician Oluseun Olufade, MD recently held a live online chat on “How to Diagnose and Treat an Ankle Sprain.”  Dr. Olufade answered questions related to the ankle, including  "What are the symptoms of an ankle sprain," "What are the first steps to take when you think you have an ankle sprain," and "Do ankle sprains ever require surgery?" Check out the full chat transcript for more questions and answers!

calendar iconConcussions in the Young Athlete | Dr. Kenneth Mautner | Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Emory Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Mautner held an online chat to discuss “Concussions in the Young Athlete”.  Dr. Mautner answered questions on concussion symptoms, prevention methods, treatments and more. Check out the concussion chat transcript for details!

calendar iconHand and Upper Extremity Conditions | Dr. Claude Jarrett | Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center

On, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Emory Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Claude Jarrett conducted an online web chat to discuss the difference between fractures and sprains in the hand, wrist and elbow. Dr. Jarrett answered questions on other hand and upper extremity conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.

calendar iconHip and Knee Replacements | Dr. Amadeus Mason | Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center

Emory Orthopedic Surgeon, Thomas Bradbury, MD conducted an online web chat on Hip and Knee Replacements. He was available to answer questions such as who are candidates for hip or knee replacements, what are the newest advances in Hip and Knee replacements, what is Emory’s approach on when to get knee or hip replacement surgery and recovery after a hip or knee replacement.

calendar iconHow to Prepare and Run the AJC Peachtree Road Race | Dr. Amadeus Mason | Emory Sports Medicine

Are you training for the AJC Peachtree Road Race or another running race this summer or fall? If so, Emory Sports Medicine physician, Dr. Amadeus Mason provided some great tips on how to run injury free. Dr. Mason was available via an online web chat to answer questions on training, stretching, how to prevent common running injuries and treating injuries when they occur.

calendar iconACL Injuries | Dr. Sam Labib | Emory Sports Medicine | March 26, 2013

Emory Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Sam Labib answered questions about ACL (anterior cruiciate ligament) injuries during his live chat. Participants were able to gain valuable information including what the ACL does, how ACL injuries occur, symptoms of an ACL injury, treatment options for ACL injuries and new research on the horizon.

calendar iconPediatric Orthopaedic Hip and Spine Conditions | Nicholas Fletcher, MD| Emory Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital | February 5, 2013

Emory Pediatric Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Fletcher was available to answer questions in a live web chat. Dr. Fletcher answering questions pertaining to the newest treatment options for pediatric orthopedic hip and spine conditions such as scoliosis, kyphosis, hip dysplasia, leg length differences and femoroacetabular impingement.

Preventing Running Injuries ChatPreventing Running Injuries | Dr. R. Amadeus Mason | Emory Sports Medicine | May 22, 2012

Join Emory Sports Medicine running injury specialist R. Amadeus Mason, MD, to learn about what to wear, what to eat, how to avoid injuries, and exactly when, where and how much to run while training for the Peachtree Road Race. Dr. Mason will participate in a free live web chat on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 12:00 (noon) EST and will be available to answer all of your questions related to training and running at peak performance.

Peachtree Road Race Runner's Chat Part IIRunners' Chat Part II | Dr. R. Amadeus Mason | Emory Sports Medicine | June 15, 2011

Dr. Mason's Running Chat Part I was so successful that we hosted a Part II so we could get all of your running questions answered! Check out the transcript from his Runners' Chat Part II! 

Peachtree Road Race Runners ChatRunners' Chat Part I | Dr. Amadeus Mason| Emory Sports Medicine | May 18, 2011

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of running and injury prevention with Dr. Amadeus Mason, of Emory Sports Medicine. Get answers to questions ranging from nutrition, to stretching, to footwear! Runner's Chat Part I Transcript.