Gregory Galano, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon

Gregory Galano, MD

Shoulder and Sports Medicine Surgery

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What is causing the pain in my shoulder blade?

Shoulder blade pain is a very common experience, with causes ranging from simple strains to serious conditions, such as heart attacks or liver problems. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Orthopedic sports medicine specialist suggests few things that can be done to prevent knee problems

Joint aches and pains are among the most common complaints doctors hear. When it comes to the knees in particular, there are a few things you can do to prevent problems. Read more Source: News Medical Net

What is the Fix for Increasing ACL Tears in Kids?

Highly competitive youth leagues have largely replaced more laid-back pickup games. Kids are increasingly specializing in a single sport year-round, rather than bouncing from one game to the next with long, languid off-seasons in between. Experts say that fundamental shift in how kids and parents approach sports – and how much kids play – may […]

Underweight female runners more likely to get stress fractures

Female runners who are underweight have a higher risk for injury and take longer to heal, according to a new study. A researcher studied dozens of Division I athletes over three years and found that those with a body mass index of 19 or below were likely to develop stress fractures because their bodies are […]

Study looks at needles in treatment for shoulder pain

According to a new study, the type of procedure used to treat shoulder calcifications should be tailored to the type of calcification. The results of the study will help interventional radiologists determine whether to use one or two needles for an ultrasound-guided treatment for a common condition called rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy. Read more Source: […]

Obesity increases risk of complications after shoulder joint replacement surgery

For patients undergoing shoulder joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty), higher body mass index is linked to increased complications including the need for ‘revision’ surgery, reports a new study. Read more Source: Science Daily

Anatomic tear deterioration was associated with nonoperative treatment of rotator cuff tears

Most patients who underwent nonoperative treatment for rotator cuff tears had anatomic tear deterioration, with poorer functional outcomes found in large tear size increases and progression of muscle atrophy, according to results. Read more Source: Healio

Higher risk for infection associated with previous non-arthroplasty related shoulder surgery

Patients who underwent primary shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly higher risk for infection if they had previously undergone non–arthroplasty-related surgery, according to results. Read more Source: Healio

Patients with FAI had high return-to-running rate after hip arthroscopy

Young adult patients with femoroacetabular impingement and capsular plication had a high rate of return to running after arthroscopic treatment, according to results. Read more Source: Healio

Throwing injuries in young baseball players: Is there something we are not considering?

Sports medicine doctors are seeing an increase in injuries to the throwing arm in youngsters, and many of these require surgery. Most worrisome is that the risk for developing a throwing injury was shown to increase by 36 times in adolescent pitchers who continued playing with a fatigued arm. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

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