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Physiatrist Joins MOG – Jonathan Stuart, D.O.

 

Stuart

We are pleased to announce a new physiatrist, Jonathan Stuart, D.O. recently joined our team here at Memphis Orthopaedic Group.  Dr. Stuart provides a prodigious blend of clinical education and knowledge with a strong passion for providing community-based care and excellent customer service.  Dr. Stuart will be an active member of the community which will be evident over the course of the months and years to come.

Jonathan Stuart, D.O. grew up in the Bartlett, Tennessee area, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis.  He later earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.  Dr. Stuart completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation while attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Additionally, Dr. Stuart reported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia and served as the Division Officer of the Wounded Warrior Division.  Jonathan Stuart, D.O. is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Jonathan Stuart, D.O. began seeing patients in all three of our locations July 18th.  His specialties include non-operative regenerative medicine, sports medicine, interventional pain management, and electro diagnostics.  He will be offering the following services:

  • EMGs
  • Orthobiologics
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments
  • Fluoroscopic Guided Injections
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • Prolotherapy

Please contact our scheduling desk at (901) 381-4664 to make an appointment.

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Simard for being the FIRST in Memphis to perform a successful Total Knee Replacement using the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System this morning at St. Francis Hospital-Memphis.


Biomarker for Concussions

I am Jessillyn Howard, one of MOG’s athletic trainers.  Driving down the road one day, I heard two radio hosts discuss a blood test that is able to identify a concussion. “That’s awesome!” I thought, “A test to identify concussion would eliminate any guess work and be proof to athletes, coaches, and parents when return to play is questioned.” My hopes, however, were crushed when I read the article published by NATA named “How to Address the New Blood Biomarker Test.”

In this article, the author disproves these claims made about this test. This biomarker can be used to detect intracranial hemorrhage, or bleeding between the brain and the skull, without use of a CT scan. This is helpful in limiting x-ray exposure to patients in which intracranial hemorrhage is suspected. This test, along with any other test or imaging, cannot diagnose concussion. The article states, “concussion remains a clinical diagnosis determined by the mechanism of injury, on-field signs and patient-reported symptoms.” This only solidifies the need for athletic trainers not only in schools, but anywhere sports-related concussion may be possible.

You can read NATA’s article “How to Address the New Blood Biomarker Test” HERE.

 

Memphis Orthopaedic Group’s Bartlett Office Open for Business – 3.12.18

MOG Bartlett Officer 3.12.18

Memphis Orthopaedic Group is pleased to announce a new office opening in Bartlett March 12, 2018.  The new office is located at 3045 Kate Bond Road, Bartlett, TN 38133.  Not only will patients be able to see one of MOG’s ten doctors, patients will also be able to have an MRI and physical therapy at the new Bartlett location.

All ten board certified physicians at Memphis Orthopaedic Group practice at their 3 locations, allowing patients to see their preferred physician, regardless of which office they visit.  Patients can now choose from the practice’s East, Germantown and Bartlett locations.

Patients can call the appointment line at (901) 381-4MOG or visit memphisorthogroup.com and specify their preferred location.

MOG’s North Office Relocates

 

MOG North

 

After over 40 years of treating patients here, Memphis Orthopaedic Group officially packs up and says goodbye to their office located at 3980 New Covington Pike, Memphis, TN 38128.  MOG’s North office is relocating to the Bartlett area and will see it’s first patients Monday morning.  The new office is located at 3045 Kate Bond Road, Bartlett, TN 38133.

Patients can call the appointment line at (901) 381-4MOG or visit memphisorthogroup.com and specify their preferred location.

Hey Trainer! My neck can do what?!?

My name is Jay Phillips and I am a Certified Athletic Trainer. I want to talk briefly about neck strength and the possible relationship between neck strength and reducing the risk for concussion in high school sports. As spring football and spring sports arrive I am constantly hearing one question over and over again from coaches, players, and parent’s alike, ‘what else can be done to reduce the risk of concussions?’ Well, there has been research that shows for every one-pound increase in neck strength, odds of concussion decreased by 5%. The research also shows that observing an athlete’s neck size might be a useful tool in screening athletes that just might be at a higher risk of concussions and could possibly be included in early prevention programs. So, if you work with your athlete to increase his or her neck strength and neck size, your efforts should result in a decrease risk of concussion.

Resources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24930131

Jean Simard, M.D. Joins Memphis Orthopaedic Group

Memphis Orthopaedic Group (MOG) is pleased to announce a new orthopedic surgeon, Jean Simard, M.D., joined the long-standing medical practice January 2, 2018.

Dr. Jean Simard graduated from Laval University School of Medicine in Quebec, Canada. He completed his orthopedic residency at Laval University. After his residency, he went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as a visiting physician. He did rotations in hip, knee, and shoulder reconstruction and then he did a trauma fellowship at the Campbell Clinic at the University of Tennessee.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Simard was on staff at one of the Laval University teaching hospitals in Quebec City. Besides his busy orthopedic practice, he worked as a clinical instructor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He was involved in teaching orthopedic residents as well as participating in many research projects. He has also given numerous presentations at different orthopedic conferences.

Dr. Simard practiced in Indiana for a few years prior to relocating to Memphis in 2002. He is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is also Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, of which he is a member. He practices general orthopedics with a special interest in hip and knee replacement, as well as shoulder and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Simard stays current with the latest new technologies including MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing. Dr. Simard enjoys doing outdoor activities with his wife Lyne and his two children.

“We are excited to bring such an experienced, talented surgeon to our team here at MOG, said Christopher Ferguson, M.D.

“We have been delivering quality outcomes to our patients for more than 75 years, and we are sure Dr. Simard will help expand our long-standing reputation, which is extremely important to all of us here in the MOG family.”

Memphis Orthopaedic Group has been providing cutting-edge orthopedic care to Memphis and surrounding areas since 1942.  MOG specializes in comprehensive orthopedic care.  The physicians at MOG diagnose and treat diseases and injuries of the bone, muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments in adults and children.

Appointments are now being made with Dr. Jean Simard. Call the office at 901-381-4664No referral necessary unless required by insurance.

Glenohumeral “Shoulder” Arthritis

Have you even woken up in the morning with stiffness in one of your joints? Do you find yourself noticing clicking, popping, or grinding when you move your joints? What about swelling especially after using the joint? You may be one of several million people in the United States who is affected by osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a process that may affect any joint in the body including the shoulder. Arthritis is known as general “wear and tear” of the cartilage in the joint and generally affects people older than 50. The purpose of the cartilage is to provide a smooth surface so that the bones move with ease. As this cartilage wears away, the ragged surface of the cartilage and then the surface of each bone begins to rub together causing inflammation to occur which leads to pain. Once the process begins there is no cure, but fortunately there are several treatments to help alleviate the associated symptoms.

Today we’ll discuss arthritis of the shoulder, or glenohumeral joint. As demonstrated in the picture below, the shoulder is made of three bones: the scapula, clavicle and the humerus. Shoulder arthritis occurs in the glenoid of the scapula and the head of the humerus.

Shoulder Blog 1

Symptoms include pain, a grinding sensation with movement, and stiffness. The severity may range from a mild nuisance to debilitating. When discussing your symptoms with your healthcare provider, they may obtain an x-ray of your shoulder. Some of the findings of an arthritic shoulder are demonstrated in the picture below. The x-ray on the left demonstrates a normal healthy shoulder and the one on the right demonstrates an arthritic shoulder. As we compare the two x-rays, we notice that the arthritic shoulder has a loss of the joint space and bone spurs (aka osteophytes).

Shoulder Blog 2

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It is always important to discuss your symptoms with your healthcare provider before beginning any treatment regime. Nonoperative treatments may include suggestions such as over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), such as Ibuprofen or Aleve, application of heat or ice, home exercises, and steroid injections. For those with advanced arthritis, your healthcare provider may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon for consideration of a total joint replacement.

The following is a link to more information about shoulder arthritis through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: http://www.orthoinfo.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00222

-Christopher Pokabla, M.D.

-Lacy D. Johnson, P.A.