Author Archives: Dev Mishra MD

Keep Moving When You Dance

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: Dance classes are very popular amongst adolescent girls, but a recent study shows that only about one third of a typical … Continue reading

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Exercise For Your Vision Might Save Your Brain

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: Published research from the University of Cincinnati shows that visual field training has the potential to significantly reduce concussion rates in … Continue reading

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Elbow “Tommy John” Surgery: Are You Better Than Before Surgery?

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: A common myth is that Tommy John surgery will actually make the elbow better than a “normal” elbow- this is not … Continue reading

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Risky Behavior For Baseball And Softball

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: Baseball and softball pitchers need to be aware of the burden placed on young shoulders and elbows by playing on multiple … Continue reading

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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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