Author Archives: Dev Mishra MD

Sunscreen Is The Smart And Simple Choice To Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: Many types of cancers are strongly associated with repeated exposures to cancer triggers, and the association between sun exposure and some … Continue reading

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Skyrocketing Rates Of ACL Surgery In Young Athletes

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: A recent study revealed a 924% increase in ACL surgery performed in the under-15 age group between 1990 and 2007 This … Continue reading

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Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: The coach will often have to make a decision on return to play during competition One tactic would be to observe … Continue reading

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Is It OK For A Young Athlete To Play In Pain?

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Deciding whether the young athlete is having “discomfort” vs. “pain” is a very individual process as each person’s perception of pain is … Continue reading

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Start Saving The ACL When Kids Are Very Young

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published scientific study attempts to explain why puberty leads to an increased risk in ACL tears for girls and boys … Continue reading

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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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