Ross Sherban, DO
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursExcelsior Orthopaedics LLP
3925 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo, NY 14226
- monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Independent Health
- MVP Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Anna Jaques Hospital
- Boston Children's Hospital
- Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Newton Wellesley Hospital
- Quincy Mental Health Center
- South Shore Hospital
- St Elizabeth's Medical Center
Are women at a higher risk than men for certain sports injuries?
Jennifer Baima, MD, Physical Medicine/rehabilitation, answered on behalf of Brigham and Women's HospitalYes. We all know about how women get osteoporosis from not getting enough exercise or calcium with vitamin d. Other factors that place women at higher risk are relatively loose ligaments as compared to men, wider hips when corrected for knee position, and weak quadriceps and hamstrings. Many people don’t know that the medial quadriceps muscle is at a mechanical disadvantage due to its position in women. Often strengthening this muscle decreases pain in the front of the knee.
Why aren't our bodies stronger than they are?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredOur bodies can take some hits, but they're not perfect. We die or have a decreased quality of life because we knock our heads, or break our bones, or can't stop bleeding. The reason? It's one of those biological trade-offs. If it were necessary to preserve the species, evolution would have made sure that our bones were firm enough to survive a fall from a cliff, or our organs dense enough never to bleed out. But that would be as inefficient as a sleep-deprived college student.
If we had bones heavy enough to withstand falls and crashes, then we wouldn't be able to walk. If our skulls were so thick that we could survive hockey-puck assaults, our heads would be so heavy we'd have to carry them in backpacks. Not all that efficient, right? Evolution had no reason to overbuild us to the point where improvement in one area of biology would sacrifice other areas. For extreme resilience in our bodies, we'd give up our bodies' extreme flexibility and our lifestyles (no more Twister for you).
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Does homeopathy help treat ankylosing spondylitis?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a condition that causes long-lasting pain and swelling of the back. Evidence supporting the use of homeopathy to treat ankylosing spondylitis is lacking. Mores studies are needed.
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