Treating Hip Injuries; Responsibilities of a Team Physician; Healing Muscle Soreness

Episode 17.08 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.new host image


Segment One (02:10): Dr. Shane Nho from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush discusses hipImage result for femoral acetabular impingement injuries including FAI (Femoroacetabular impingement).  FAI is a condition of too much friction in the hip joint.  Basically, the ball (femoral head) and socket (acetabulum) rub abnormally creating damage to the hip joint.

The damage can occur to the articular cartilage (smooth white surface of the ball or socket) or the labral cartilage (soft tissue bumper of the socket).Most patients can be diagnosed with a good history, physical exam, and plain x-ray films.  A patient’s history will generally involve complaints of hip pain (front, side, or back) and loss of hip motion.

shane nho mdDr. Nho completed his surgical internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He returned to the Chicago area to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at Rush University Medical Center.

He was the recipient of the Herodicus Society Traveling Fellowship and has trained with hip arthroscopists and hip joint preservation surgeons from the United States and Switzerland. He has a specific interest in the arthroscopic treatment of athletic hip injuries, hip joint preservation surgery for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip labral repairs, shoulder instability, rotator cuff repair, and knee arthroscopy. More…


Segment Two (13:44): Steve talks with Dr. Nikhil Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush about his responsibilities and experience as the head team physician for the Chicago White Sox. Thanks to Dr. Verma for filling in for Dr. Cole as co-host on this episode.nikhil verma

Dr. Verma is Professor and Director, Division of Sports Medicine, Fellowship Director, Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics, Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Verma specializes in treatment of the shoulder, elbow and knee with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, shoulder replacement, knee ligament reconstruction and articular cartilage reconstruction and meniscal transplantation.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Verma completed his orthopedic residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. While in New York, he served as an assistant team physician for the St. John’s University Athletic Department. He also received specialized training in treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders in the overhead throwing athlete. More…


Segment Three (22:01): Jon Duncombe, PT, DPT, MSPT, OCS, CIMT, CSCS, GCS from ATI Physical Therapy discusses healing muscle soreness. John received his Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2001, has obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions (EIM) and has also finished a 2 year Orthopedic Residency program with EIM. He is board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association.

While at the University of Wisconsin he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a Golf Conditioning Specialist. John treats a vast array of outpatient orthopedic dysfunctions, looking at a wide variety of structures, tissues, and systems that may be contributing to the source of symptoms.

His special interests are in post surgical shoulder and knee patients as well as cervical-thoracic injuries. John works for ATI Physical Therapy in the northern suburbs outside of Chicago, where he serves on their Education Advisory Board, is chairman of the ATI Spine Education Committee, and also serves as a Mentor Leader for current EIM Doctoral and Residency students.