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Prevention and Treatment of Common Sports Injuries

Dr. Evan Argintar, an Orthopaedic Surgeon at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, dives in to the most common injuries associated with exercise and athletics. From acute to chronic injuries, he provides recommendations for nonsurgical therapies and advice on when it's time to consider a surgical approach.

Duration: 00:10:51

Neck and Back Pain Basics: What You Need to Know

Lower back and neck pain are among the most common reasons that people seek medical care. These issues greatly affect their ability to work and manage daily activities of life. The latest Global Burden of Disease study reveals that back pain has the second highest number of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) in the United States. If you suffer from this type of pain, you're likely looking for solutions. As you do, it's wise to consider all of your options – surgical and nonsurgical....

Duration: 00:12:18

When Should You Start Considering Surgery To Treat Bunions?

Bunions can range from mildly unattractive to a major source of pain. When you notice that bump in the area around the base of your big toe, questions start to pile up. What caused this? Which shoes best minimize the pain? At what point should I consider surgery? Katherine Raspovic, DPM, a podiatric surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, tackles these questions and more.

Duration: 00:09:52

Weight-Loss Surgery: Your Questions Answered

Considering weight-loss surgery inevitably results in a long list of questions and concerns. Elizabeth Alexandra Zubowicz, MD, a bariatric surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, walks us through the patient journey, from initial consultation to recovery, and offers explanations for some critical questions along the way.

Duration: 00:11:30