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Ask Dr. Van Thiel: Am I a Shoulder Surgery Candidate?

Shoulder pain can occur from a range of causes, such as overuse of the shoulder, an injury, tendon tears or even poor posture in the shoulders. With decades of experience healing patients with shoulder pain, Dr. Van Thiel can recommend who the right type of candidate may be for shoulder surgery. Watch the video, to…. read more

Ask Dr. Van Thiel: How Does Cartilage Restoration Work and Who is a Good Candidate for That?

Some patients wonder if knee cartilage can be restored, and the answer is, absolutely. In this video, Dr. Van Thiel provides insight into how cartilage restoration works and how patients can know if they may be a good candidate for this type of procedure. How to Restore Knee Cartilage In order to restore knee cartilage,…. read more

Keep golfing beyond 50

Golf is one of the most popular sports in the U.S. You can enjoy this activity at any age and with some of your closest friends and family. It’s a sport that brings people together and requires dedication and focus. In this article from Next Avenue you’ll learn how to stay active and injury-free if…. read more

Golf Shoulder Pain: Tips for Treatment & Prevention

Picture this: you’re rounding off your best year of golfing yet—five consecutive tournament wins to date. Suddenly, you suffer from a rotator cuff injury on your left shoulder blade. In spite of all odds, you power through the pain and go on to win the World Golf Championships-American Express with a total of 23 under.…. read more

Dr. Van Thiel Featured on PitchPro with Vericel Corporation

Watch as orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel and Dr. Cassandra Lee, pitch MACI® to a panel of experts including Joe Mullings, Scott Sigman MD, Matthew Ray Scott and Vinod Dasa MD  in the latest episode of PitchPro with Vericel Corporation. See the LinkedIn post for featured clips and to watch the full video. – LinkedIn Post Want to learn…. read more

Shoulder Impingement Stretches

Shoulder impingement, often known as swimmer’s shoulder, is a common issue that occurs when the rotator cuff tendon rubs against the underside of the acromion bone and causes inflammation. The swelling arises when the collection of muscles and tendons don’t slide as they should, putting pressure on the tendons and bursa. The bursa is a…. read more

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Life changing patient stories

Read about Jack a multi-sport athlete, who suffered from a multi-ligament tear in his knee. Read about Abigail who fell and tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Life changing stories of patients healed by Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel.

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