Author Archives: Dev Mishra MD

Kneecap Instability: A Troublesome Issue For Girls

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Kneecap instability can be a frustrating source of pain and limited function for the young female athlete A combination of anatomic and … Continue reading

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Keys To Sideline Concussion Diagnosis

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published study shows that the addition of vision testing (the King-Devick test) to our standard testing with symptoms, cognition, and … Continue reading

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The Female Athlete Triad: A Serious Problem Needing Careful Attention

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The “female athlete triad” is a combination of eating disorder, lack of menstrual cycle, and low bone density This is a complex … Continue reading

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Car Tires And Cancer

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Artificial turf fields continue to grow in popularity, many of these fields use ground-up car tires (crumb rubber) as infill material Many … Continue reading

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The Sports Balancing Act

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Competition, on many levels, is a good thing if it allows us to set lofty goals for ourselves and to become the … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Lifelong Fitness

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The Aspen Institute recently published a summary of their ongoing research into youth sports participation in America. The report focuses on improving … Continue reading

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Legal Supplements for High School Athletes

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Supplement use is common amongst high school athletes Supplements such as creatine and protein powder have good safety profiles for use in … Continue reading

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Will We Need To Rethink Tackle Football For 12-Year-Olds?

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published scientific study showed that retired NFL players who started playing tackle football before age 12 scored substantially worse on … Continue reading

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Tech Watch: Movement Based Concussion Evaluation

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Movement based testing of brain function is a concept that could be used to add objective information in the evaluation of an … Continue reading

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Science Or Magic After Injury?

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Stick with scientifically proven methods to get you back as quickly as possible after an injury, avoid experimental treatments Always start with … Continue reading

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