Author Archives: Dev Mishra MD

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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Returning To Sports After ACL Surgery

By Geoffrey Abrams, M.D. Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University And Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Most surgeons will like to see at least 90% strength in … Continue reading

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Timing Your ACL Surgery

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Young athletes will typically need 9 to 12 months to successfully return to sports. Pick your most important upcoming events and … Continue reading

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Skiers Must Check Bindings To Reduce Knee Injury Risk

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Lack of binding release is correlated with knee injury in most age groups Bindings must be professionally adjusted at the minimum … Continue reading

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Burnout: When The Reasons Aren’t Physical

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Pressure from parents, peers, or coaches can sometimes lead young athletes to quit organized sports due to “burnout” We need to … Continue reading

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