Videos

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Treating Meniscus Tears​

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June 15, 200​9

​After telemark skier Andrew Etringer heard a telltale "pop" in his knee, he visited sports medicine specialist Dr. Brian J. Krabak. A brace and strengthening exercises were the right course of action for Andrew's bruised meniscus. Competitive tennis player Adam Rogers needed surgery to treat the acute meniscus tear in his knee.​


Innovations in Spine Care


January 13, 2009

Physicians at the University of Washington Medical Center’s Bone and Joint Surgery Center use state-of-the-art research and technology to expand treatment options for spine patients. Hear directly from three UW Medicine doctors, Dr. Virany Hillard, Dr. Marla Kaufman and Dr. Michael Lee, and their patients as each are treated for spine ailments. In one case, surgery was the solution for getting a rancher back in the saddle again. For another patient suffering from stenosis, a steroid injection and physical therapy was the right course of action. A third patient with a herniated disc first chose less invasive treatment, then found surgery was ultimately the answer for regaining his active lifestyle.​


​Regaining An Active Life

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October 20, 2008

Active lifestyles range from hard-driving athletes to parents playing ball with their kids. When injury or illness takes away the ability to pursue those activities, it affects both physical and emotional health. The UW Medicine Sports and Spine Physicians team is dedicated to restoring maximum function so their patients can be fit for life


Back Pain​


June 07, 2008

Dr. Stan Herring, Director UW Medicine Spine Center, sits down with best selling author, UW professor and patient, David Shields, to discuss his history with back pain. For many years Shields was plagued with severe back pain that had begun to change how he lived his life. Dr. Herring illustrates how treatment for back pain comes down to individualized care and how he and his team at the UW Medicine Spine Center, partner with each patient on the road to recovery.


Musculoskeletal and Spine Conditions, Part 1


June 06, 2008

Three doctors from three different specialties examine the cause and basic approaches for diagnosing back pain.


Musculoskeletal and Spine Conditions, Part 2


June 06, 2008

Three doctors from different specialties examine non-surgical treatment strategies for managing low back pain. Dr. Marla Kaufman discusses anesthetic agents and corticosteroids. Dr. Michael Lee looks at the latest evidence based-approaches and recent advances in spinal surgery. Dr. Virany Huynh Hillard reviews minimally-invasive techniques, including advantages and disadvantages of lumbar microendoscopic discectomy, lumbar decompressive laminotomy, Lumbar Fusion, and interspinous decompression devices.​


Team Physician & Controversies in Sports Medicine, Part 1


March 11, 2008

Defining the duties and responsibilities of team physicians and how they balance player and team interests. How do team physicians manage concussions, a challenging injury that catches a lot of media attention?


Team Physician & Controversies in Sports Medicine, Part 2


March 11, 2008

Defining the duties and responsibilities of team physicians and how they balance player and team interests. How do team physicians manage concussions, a challenging injury that catches a lot of media attention?


Management of Common Low Back Disorders


October 06, 2007

Low back pain is a common but unspecific symptom for arthritis sufferers. There are, however, a number of pathologic conditions, which may require even further attention. The University of Washington’s Dr. Ray Baker, Dr. Christopher J. Standaert and Dr. Theodore Wagner explore recent insights on anomalies of facet joints in the lumbar spine, nonoperative treatment for patients experiencing pain in the sacroiliac joints and neural decompression surgery for spinal stenosis in an arthritic spine.


Non-invasive Techniques of Pain Management


​September 17, 2005

The concept of intradiscal electrothermal therapy and its clinical results are discussed by Dr. Standaert. Basically, there is a paucity of animal and prospective human studies from financially disinterested parties to support the further use of this device. Dr. Baker critically evaluates the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of lumbar facet blocks and its current role in the management of patients suffering from low back pain.