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Current grading systems for muscle injuries provide clinicians with inadequate information.

Muscle Injuries Should be Graded Differently to Guide Athletes’ Return to Sports, Study Finds

Current grading systems for muscle injuries may not provide clinicians with enough information to guide athletes on when they can return to their respective sports with minimal risk of re-injury. That’s the finding of an article co-authored by Thomas M. Best, M.D., Ph.D., research director at the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute, and published in the Journal of Sport and Health Science.

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Amiethab A. Aiyer, M.D., demonstrates proper ankle wrapping to a group of medical students.

Dr. Amiethab A. Aiyer Receives Grant to Study Prevention of Arthritis in the Ankle

In hopes of finding new ways to potentially prevent the debilitating effects of arthritis in different regions of the ankle, Amiethab A. Aiyer, M.D., chief of the Foot & Ankle Service and assistant professor in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, recently received a prestigious research grant from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS).

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The Lennar Foundation Medical Center.

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center Celebrates Its First Anniversary

At the dedication ceremony held November 18, 2016, for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center — the gleaming five-story, 206,000-square foot state-of-the-art outpatient facility constructed by UHealth-the University of Miami Health System on the Coral Gables campus — speakers described a new vision for health care.

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From left, rear, Norman Freidman, Nate Kaplan, Lisa Kaplan, Merry Kaplan, Jack Kaplan, Petra Levin and Dina Kaplan. From left, front, Lee Kaplan, M.D., with Stephen Levin.

Dr. Lee Kaplan Presented with The Petra and Stephen Levin Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine

At a ceremony overlooking the University of Miami’s athletic fields, Lee D. Kaplan, M.D., chief of the University of Miami’s Division of Sports Medicine, became the first holder of The Petra and Stephen Levin Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine. Kaplan was presented with the chair at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center November 9 before family, friends, and colleagues.

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From left, Bonnie Levin, Ph.D., Dedi Mieri, Ph.D., Michael E. Hoffer, M.D., Gil Lewitus, Ph.D., and Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., at the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research at the Technion in Haifa.

UM Team Studying Effects of Cannabinoids on Concussion Visits Experts in Israel

Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., research professor of neurological surgery and director of the concussion program at the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute, visited experts in Israel this month with some members of her multidisciplinary team leading a study on the effectiveness of cannabinoids in treating mild traumatic brain injury.

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