Blog - Research

When is it too early for sport specialization?

Before 12 years old. Maybe. A recent article in The American Journal of Sports Medicine tackles (pun intended) an often-asked question in recent years: when is it too early for sport specialization? What does single-sport specialization mean exactly? The article is not saying that it’s potentially bad for an adolescent athlete to play baseball during… read more


Latest research: fast food is bad for your bones

According to Pew Research Center, America has 160,000 fast food restaurants, which serve 50 million people each day, and all those people, generate 110 billion in annual revenue. That’s a lot of money. But we’re not talking about economics or budgetary responsibility. We’re talking about health and how fast food consumption may be affecting your… read more


New study results indicate you should start hopping

We’ve talked a lot about hips on the blog, and if you’ve missed out on any of those excellent posts, here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve done: I had a total hip replacement and my hip hurts! How hip pain limits your golf game Hip Replacement Improves Quality of Life and Saves Patients $65,000… read more


Sitting at work is bad for you, but apparently standing is too

Science can be confusing sometimes. One study will claim you should do X, and then another study comes out denouncing X as the worst possible thing you can do! In time, however, research offers new information and clarifies/reconciles seemingly contradictory ideas. It’s all part of the scientific method, right? People make observations, propose hypotheses, test… read more


Dr. Trenhaile completes first InSpace balloon implementation in the Midwest for major rotator cuff repair procedures

UPDATE: July 29, 2015 – Watch Dr. Trenhaile’s interview on WREX here. ROCKFORD, IL; July 19, 2015 – Dr. Scott Trenhaile of Rockford Orthopedic Associates announced the Midwest’s first implementation of OrthoSpace Ltd.’s InSpace biodegradable balloon system, at the Rockford Orthopedic Surgery Center. Dr. Trenhaile is 1 of 7 U.S. surgeons participating in an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pivotal… read more


Hip Replacement Improves Quality of Life and Saves Patients $65,000 in Lifetime Health Costs

We all like to fix things. It’s natural, isn’t it? We hear a strange rumbling on our drive to work, and we want to know what’s wrong with our car. Why? So that we can fix the problem. [quote]”Hip replacement procedures have shorter recovery times, less reoperation, and a lower rate of readmission to the… read more