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Spine Specialist, Dr. Philip A. Meinhardt Joins Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Practice

SARASOTA – Philip A. Meinhardt, M.D., a board certified, fellowship-trained spine specialist, has joined Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart – Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Sarasota. “Dr. Meinhardt brings extensive training and experience in spine surgery to our growing orthopedic and sports medicine practice,” said Christopher Sforzo, M.D., founder. “He [ READ MORE ]

Now Offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP – Revolutionary Alternative to Steroid Injections and Surgery During the past several years, much has been written about a preparation called Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and its potential effectiveness in the treatment of pain and injuries.  Recent research has shown increasing evidence for the use of PRP for arthritis and [ READ MORE ]

New Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture Can Correct Hand Problems Without Surgery – By Christopher R. Sforzo, M.D.

If you find it difficult to extend your fingers to grasp a golf club, tennis racket or steering wheel, you may have Dupuytren’s contracture, a progressive disease that causes the fingers to curl in toward the palm. Without treatment, the affected fingers won’t be able to be straightened, and you [ READ MORE ]

Ulnar Wrist Pain in Tennis – History, Diagnosis, Treatment, & Prevention

  Wrist injuries in tennis players, even elite/professional players, are common. Due to the anatomic location of the wrist and its major role in the kinetic chain needed in stroke production, it is unfortunately a common site of pain and disability. Often, the pain presents on the pinkie-side, or ulnar [ READ MORE ]

Preventing and Treating Painful “Tennis Elbow”

By: Dr. Christopher L. Dillingham, M.D. If you play tennis regularly, you may have suffered from a painful condition called “tennis elbow.” Although the problem appears to be with your elbow, it is actually by an inflammation of the tendon that connects your elbow with your wrist. Therefore, “tennis elbow” [ READ MORE ]

Rotator Cuff Disease

By: Dr. Christopher R. Sforzo M.D. Shoulder pain is a very common problem. Thousands of us each day have trouble doing some of the most routine tasks due to pain in the shoulder. One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is rotator cuff disease. Rotator cuff disease is [ READ MORE ]

The Most Common Types of Sports Injuries

Injuries are a common risk when you participate in sports. They can occur for a number of reasons and affect various parts of your body. Certain types of sports injuries are much more common than others. Ankle Sprains Sprained ankles are one of the most common types of sports injuries. [ READ MORE ]

Orthopedic Surgeon Offers Tips for Reducing Seasonal Sports Injuries

SARASOTA, FL – When a high school quarterback severely injured his ankle in a football game this fall, his parents took him to an emergency room, where he was diagnosed with a bone fracture.  But when he came to Christopher R. Sforzo, M.D, the next day for treatment, further tests [ READ MORE ]

Dont Let a Hand or Wrist Injury Ruin Your Holiday Season

SARASOTA – With the holiday season fast approaching, the last thing you want is an injury to your fingers, hands or wrists.  So take a few simple precautions before you start chopping the celery, peeling those potatoes or lifting that stuffed turkey, glazed ham or vegetarian lasagna into the oven. [ READ MORE ]

Advances in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Improve Outcomes for Patients

By: Dr. Christopher R. Sforzo, M.D. Smaller incisions, more precise surgical repairs and reduced pain and scarring are among the benefits of arthroscopic shoulder surgery, according Christopher R. Sforzo, M.D., a board certified orthopedic surgeon with Sforzo • Dillingham • Stewart Orthopedics in Sarasota. “Today, we can treat most shoulder [ READ MORE ]

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