Musculoskeletal Institute

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Podcast: Play Without Pain, Perform at Peak

The co-directors of the UConn Institute for Sports Medicine explain what they and their colleagues can do for athletes to prevent/reduce injury risk, treat injuries and help them recover, and even use innovative ways to analyze movement to enhance performance.

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Guidance to Treat Underdiagnosed Spine Problem Conceived at UConn Health

UConn surgeons and medical students establish a grading scale, named for Dr. Hilary Onyiuke, to help physicians manage Bertolotti syndrome, a frequently underrecognized debilitating spine condition.

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Marathon Training Is not a Sprint

A smart plan can go a long way when it comes to running a long way. Experts at the UConn Institute for Sports Medicine can help with training to both reduce injury risk and improve performance.

2021 Top Doctors Named by Connecticut Magazine

See which 43 UConn Health physicians have been named 2021 Top Doctors by Connecticut Magazine. Plus, read more about four UConn Health doctors and their additional unique talents beyond their daily practice of medicine.

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Fixing Pain to Keep Patients Running

Drs. Karla and Michael Scanlon see foot and ankle patients in Storrs and Willimantic.

UConn Health Minute: Running from Injuries

Running injuries are extremely common but many can be prevented. The UConn Institute for Sports Medicine offers individual and team-based risk screenings; customized prevention protocols and assistance developing rehab and return-to-play goals.

National Academy of Sciences Elects Two More UConn Scientists

Two leading scientists from the University of Connecticut's medical school have been elected members of the prestigious U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Laurinda A. Jaffe, Ph.D. and Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D. are recognized for their research excellence and achievements.

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Meet the Researcher: Gus Mazzocca, School of Medicine

Mazzocca has spent his career working to improve patient outcomes in orthopedics

The Brain and Spine Institute at UConn Health

UConn Health has brought together our world-renowned experts from neurology, neurosurgery, spine surgery, non-operative spine care, and radiology to offer comprehensive, personalized care at The Brain and Spine Institute at UConn Health.

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Podcast: Healing With Our Own Cells

“It’s not a drug, we’re just taking your own components… You are only receiving your same cells and it all happens in the same visit.” —Dr. Allison Schafer Some bone, joint, tendon and ligament injuries are now treatable using what’s known as an orthobiologic approach. It’s when the patient is injected with a therapy derived from his or her own cells. Examples of this include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), both of which are available at UConn Health. Dr. Allison Schafer, a nonoperative sports medicine physician in the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute, explains the process and benefits […]