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PRP INJECTIONS: COULD THIS NEW TREATMENT SAVE YOUR JOINTS THIS SUMMER? Apr 3rd, 2015

Summer sports are almost upon us and everyone is looking forward to biking, surfing, and Ultimate Frisbee. But is your body ready for your favorite sun-filled activity, and the injuries that may come with it? Summer can be an especially rough season for our bodies as our joints and muscles...

Sports Medicine Sep 2nd, 2014

WHAT IS SPORTS MEDICINE? Sports Medicine is a branch of medicine that deals both with physical fitness, as well as the treatment and prevention of acute injuries and chronic conditions that are related to sports activities. Physicians within this field specialize in restoring and maintaining the health of the musculoskeletal...

X-RAY GIFS Aug 15th, 2014

X-rays are extremely useful for showing the hidden structure of any part of the body. However with traditional x-rays, they are usually static images that are fixed. It's seldom we have an opportunity to see these bones interact with each other. With the help of Cameron Drake, my idea to...

PAUL GEORGE'S INJURY Aug 12th, 2014

WARNING: This post contains VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES, please be advised Paul George’s tibia fracture shows us a very rare, but devastating basketball injury. While I’m sure few people were actually watching the USA Basketball intrasquad scrimmage game live last week, many of you undoubtedly have now seen the horrific video footage...

STRETCHING TECHNIQUES TO ALLEVIATE KNEE PAIN Aug 4th, 2014

With an increasingly active adult population, it’s no surprise that more and more of my patients are complaining of knee pain. The popularity of running, hiking, and biking are on the rise, and our knees are paying the price. Arguably our most overused joint, constant bending, twisting, and straining of...

DR. WEISS USES GOOGLE GLASS Jun 24th, 2014

Recently, I have started wearing Google Glass in the office. My patients think it is very cool. Instead of focusing my attention on taking notes, or spending time dictating or sitting at a computer and typing, I can now focus all of my attention on you, and not the Medical...

IS THIS SERIOUS OR NOT? Aug 23rd, 2013

So you hurt yourself this weekend. Is this just a bruise, something that will go away on its own, or did you do something more serious; something that requires medical attention? Obviously this very important question cannot be completely answered in a simple blog, but there are some general principles...

THAT HURT! NOW WHAT? Aug 23rd, 2013

First of all, let’s make sure you didn’t do something really serious. Go read my blog ‘Is This Serious or Not?’ to give you a better idea if you need immediate medical attention. Fortunately, only a small percentage of injuries require the services of an Orthopedic Surgeon, and most injuries...

BLEEDING VS. BLOOD CLOTS Apr 23rd, 2013

Many of my patients have asked me about forming dangerous blood clots, which can break off and go to your lungs, and be potentially fatal. These are called pulmonary emboli, and while they are extremely serious events, they are fortunately also quite rare. Most blood clots form outside of a...