Dr. Vonda Wright, MD

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  • Director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA)

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  • Dr. Vonda Wright, MD - Pittsburgh, PA - Orthopedic Surgery
    Oxygen is important to every cell in your body. Without it, your cells can’t make energy, and their metabolism is less effective. You switch from a highly efficient energy-making machine to being 16 times less efficient and generating a lot of lactic acid (which is what builds up in your muscles...Read More
  • Dr. Vonda Wright, MD - Pittsburgh, PA - Orthopedic Surgery
    Aching pain in the shoulders is often due to tendonitis of the rotator cuff tendons or rotator cuff tears. Injury to these muscles usually presents over the lateral deltoid muscle. If your pain is located at the base of your neck and in your trapezius muscle this is often due to your body trying...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allergic to cow's milk may have weaker bones than kids with other food allergies, a small study suggests.

    Cow's milk allergy is the most common childhood food allergy in the United States, affecting up to 3 percent of children...Full Article

  • Dr. Vonda Wright, MD - Pittsburgh, PA - Orthopedic Surgery
    Fat produces many hormones that cause high blood sugar (resistin), high blood pressure (angio tensinogen), accumulation of plaque and inflammation in our arteries, and regulates our blood lipids. Fat around our middles (visceral fat) is much more productive than peripheral fat (the fat under our...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There could be a downside to knee replacement: As people get more active, their odds for hip and spinal fractures rise, a new study suggests.

    One expert wasn't surprised by the finding.

    While the exact reason for the increase in hip and...Full Article

  • Dr. Vonda Wright, MD - Pittsburgh, PA - Orthopedic Surgery
    Our body uses the sugar contained in carbohydrates differently. The simple sugar, glucose, is our primary fuel. It is the sugar that circulates in the blood, and eating glucose raises your blood sugar the fastest.

    However, another simple sugar, fructose, doesn't spike blood sugar at all but is...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neuromuscular Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A freak diving accident at age 19 left Ian Burkhart's arms and legs paralyzed. Now 24, the former athlete has regained some use of his fingers, hand and wrist thanks to an experimental technology never before tried in humans, researchers report.

    ...Full Article
  • Dr. Vonda Wright, MD - Pittsburgh, PA - Orthopedic Surgery
    Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right size bicycle:
    • For a road bike, keep your frame size 2.5 cm from crotch to top-tube. For an off-road bike, keep it 7 -- 15 cm.
    • Seat height should allow approximately 30 degrees of knee bend at the lowest point. A low seat forces the...Read More
  • Dr. Vonda Wright, MD - Pittsburgh, PA - Orthopedic Surgery
    Here is how to do push-ups:
    1. Get down on your hands and toes with your hands a little wider than your shoulders. Legs are straight, core is engaged, and butt is tight. Your body is a straight line from shoulders to toes.
    2. Lower your body by bending your elbows until your chest is level with your
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Commonly prescribed drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may affect bone density, a new study says.

    Researchers found that young people who take stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta) and Adderall have low...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- NFL players are more likely to suffer concussions and ankle injuries during games played on colder days, a new study finds.

    Canadian researchers analyzed data on the five most common injuries that occurred during two National Football League se...Full Article

  • Dr. Vonda Wright, MD - Pittsburgh, PA - Orthopedic Surgery
    Bloods clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can be prevented after lower extremity total joint arthroplasty through a variety of methods.
    Mechanical methods of DVT prevention may be recommended by the treating physician. Sequential compressive devices (SCDs) are one such mechanical method....Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a Mediterranean diet may at least slightly lower an older woman's risk for hip fracture, a new study suggests.

    Women who most closely followed a Mediterranean diet -- one high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and whole grains -- had a ...Full Article

  • Dr. Vonda Wright, MD - Pittsburgh, PA - Orthopedic Surgery
    Lifting more than 85 percent of your maximum can increase your risk of injury, while lifting less than 60 percent is not effective. This means that the total number of reps can be low, but the weight should be intense. Each repetition should be taken through a full range of motion in a slow, controlled...Read More
  • Dr. Vonda Wright, MD - Pittsburgh, PA - Orthopedic Surgery
    Here are some examples of exercises for your lower body:

    Prisoner Squat: Quads, core, butt, legs
    1. Engage your core and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
    2. Hold your arms straight out in front of your shoulders.
    3. Lower your body until your butt is parallel to your knees by pushing
    ...Read More