Past Chats

Check out the transcripts from our past chats with Emory Orthopaedics, Spine, and Sports Medicine doctors:


Concussions in Young Athletes

August 9, 2016 – Jeffrey Webb, MD

Is the peewee football phase too early to wonder about concussions? Maybe not. Concussion rates are rising sharply among U.S. kids and teens, researchers report, and concussion diagnoses more than doubled between 2007 and 2014. According to the CDC, more than 248,000 U.S. children and teens land in the emergency room each year because of a concussion sustained in sports or recreational activities, such as bicycling, football, basketball, soccer and from playground injuries. On Tuesday, August 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dr. Jeffrey Webb, pediatric sports medicine physician at Emory Sports Medicine Center, hosted a live chat on this topic. Read the full chat transcript here.



5 Things You Should Doing Now Before Running the Peachtree Road Race

June 21, 2016- Amadeus Mason, MD

Emory Sports Medicine’s Dr. Amadeus Mason provided advice on what you should and shouldn’t be doing right now to ensure peak performance on July 4 during a live chat on Tuesday, June 21 at 12p.m EST . With less than two weeks to go before the race, Dr. Mason gave tips for avoiding injury, how to properly train, the best foods to eat, and what to do the night before the race and afterward. Read the full chat transcript here.


Hand, Wrist & Elbow Pain and Treatment

April 26, 2016- Michael Gottschalk, MD

Whether for work or play, we use our hands, wrists & elbows during almost every activity throughout the day. Overuse can sometimes lead to the development of painful conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. When upper extremity pain begins to interfere with your daily activities, it is time to see a hand specialist. Emory orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Michael Gottschalk, led a live chat on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 12 pm EST. Dr. Gottschalk answered questions about the diagnosis and treatment – both surgical and non surgical – for a wide range of hand and upper extremity issues. Read the full chat transcript here.


Sports Cardiology: Heart Health & Being Active

January 26, 2016- Jonathan H. Kim, MD, and Neeru Jayanthi, MD

Emory sports cardiologist, Jonathan H. Kim, MD, and sports medicine physician, Neeru Jayanthi, MD hosted a live chat on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The same physicians who treat the Atlanta Falcons, Dream, Georgia Tech and other professional and recreational athletic organizations across metro Atlanta answered a ton of great general sports and sports cardiology related questions. Read the full chat transcript here.


When Should You Consider Spine Surgery Chat Transcript

August 25, 2015 – Dr. Scott Boden

The thought of having spine surgery can be frightening. The good news is that less than 10% of patients who experience back or neck problems are candidates for surgery. Scott Boden, MD, director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, provided answers to many questions about spine surgery.  Check out the transcript from the Spine Surgery Live Chat.


How to Train and Prepare for Summer Running Races Chat Transcript

June 9, 2015 – Dr. Amadeus Mason

With warm weather comes outdoor exercising and participation in summer races or events like the AJC Peachtree Road Race. To prevent running-related injuries, it is important to train properly and know how to prevent injury. In order to answer your questions on the subject of running, Emory Sports Medicine physician Amadeus Mason, MD, recently sat down to answer questions and discuss running topics like how to prevent injuries, and also provided recommendations for training and stretching, tips for preventing re-injury for those who have already suffered an injury and want to safely return to physical activity, and how to train for longer running races. Check out the chat transcript for a full list of questions an answers!

How to Run and Train for Running Races and Other Athletic Adventures Chat Transcript

June 10, 2014 – Dr. Amadeus Mason

Emory Orthopaedics, Sports & Spine physician Amadeus Mason, MD recently held a live online chat on “How to Run and Train for Running Races and Other Athletic Adventures.”  Dr. Mason answered questions related to training for longer running races, including how to prevent injuries, how to stretch properly, and how to pick out proper footwear and more! Check out the full chat transcript for more questions and answers!


How to Diagnose and Treat an Ankle Sprain Chat Transcript

May 27, 2014 – Dr. Oluseun Olufade

Emory Orthopaedics, Sports & Spine physician Oluseun Olufade, MD recently held a live online chat on “How to Diagnose and Treat an Ankle Sprain.”  Dr. Olufade answered questions related to the ankle, including  “What are the symptoms of an ankle sprain,” “What are the first steps to take when you think you have an ankle sprain,” and “Do ankle sprains ever require surgery?” Check out the full chat transcript for more questions and answers!


Hand and Upper Extremity Chat Transcript

July 23, 2013 – Dr. Claude Jarrett

Emory Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Claude Jarrett conducted an online web chat to discuss the difference between fractures and sprains in the hand, wrist and elbow.  Dr. Jarrett answered questions on other hand and upper extremity conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.  Check out the transcript below.


Hip and Knee Replacements Chat Transcript

June 11, 2013 – Dr. Thomas Bradbury

Emory Orthopedic Surgeon, Thomas Bradbury, MD conducted an online web chat on Hip and Knee Replacements. He was available to answer questions such as who are candidates for hip or knee replacements, what are the newest advances in Hip and Knee replacements, what is Emory’s approach on when to get knee or hip replacement surgery and recovery after a hip or knee replacement.


Preparing for the AJC Peachtree Road Race: Rreventing Running Injuries Chat Transcript

May 14, 2013 – Dr. Amadeus Mason

Are you training for the AJC Peachtree Road Race or another running race this summer or fall? If so, Emory Sports Medicine physician, Dr. Amadeus Mason provided some great tips on how to run injury free. Dr. Mason was available via an online web chat to answer questions on training, stretching, how to prevent common running injuries and treating injuries when they occur.


ACL Injuries Chat Transcript

March 26, 2013 – Dr. Sam Labib

Emory Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Sam Labib answered questions about ACL (anterior cruiciate ligament) injuries during his live chat. Participants were able to gain valuable information including what the ACL does, how ACL injuries occur, symptoms of an ACL injury, treatment options for ACL injuries and new research on the horizon.


Pediatric Orthopaedic Hip and Spine Injuries Live Chat Transcript

February 5, 2013 – Dr. Nicholas Fletcher

Emory Pediatric Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Fletcher was available to answer questions in a live web chat. Dr. Fletcher answering questions pertaining to the newest treatment options for pediatric orthopedic hip and spine conditions such as scoliosis, kyphosis, hip dysplasia, leg length differences and femoroacetabular impingement.


Preventing Running Injuries Live Chat Transcript

May 22, 2012 – Dr. Amadeus Mason

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic on running injury, prevention and training. Dr. Amadeus Mason of Emory Sports Medicine shares information on running injury prevention and training tips. Check out the transcript!


Runners Chat (Part II) Live Chat Transcript

June 15, 2011 – Dr. Amadeus Mason

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic on running injury, prevention and training. Dr. Amadeus Mason of Emory Sports Medicine shares information on running benefits, prevention, and tips. Check out part II of our runners’ chat transcript.


Runners Chat (Part I) Live Chat Transcript

May 18, 2011 – Dr. Amadeus Mason

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic on running injury, prevention and training. Dr. Amadeus Mason of Emory Sports Medicine shares information on running benefits, prevention, and tips. Check out the runners’ chat transcript.

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