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RSM in the News

The Syracuse University football team suffered a tough loss on Saturday to Clemson and received more bad news on Monday. Starting cornerback Keon Lyn has been lost for the season with a lower body injury. As stated in the article below Syracuse team physicians and RSM’s own Dr. Brad and Dr. Irving Raphael will perform the surgery. You can find the article on syracuse.com HERE.

This week’s RSM award winner

Congratulations to Kyria Plunkett of Herkimer field hockey for winning the RSM Sportsmanship Award on this week’s Inside High School Sports Show. The Magicians won a tense 1-0 overtime game over Little Falls in Center State Conference play on Oct. 2 as Plunkett scored the winning goal in the seven-on-seven extra period. The Inside High School Sports Show with ESPN’s Mike Bristol airs Saturdays at 9 on ESPN Radio 97.7/100.1 AM 1200\1440.


Dr. Brad Raphael’s Interview on Inside High School Sports

This past Saturday Dr. Brad Raphael was interviewed on Inside High School Sports Show with ESPN’s Mike Bristol. Dr. Brad gave an in-depth interview on ACL injuries and warns athlete’s to err on the side of caution when it comes to pain from playing sports. To listen to the interview CLICK HERE.

Also congratulations to this this weeks RSM Sportsmanship Award winner Matt Stedman of CBA Boy’s Soccer. Before the Brothers’ game against Homer on Sept. 24 was 12 minutes old, Stedman already had picked up three goals, his hat trick pushing the state Class A no. 10-ranked Brothers to a 4-0 win over the Trojans. You can tune into the Inside High School Sports Show with ESPN’s Mike Bristol Saturday Mornings at 9am on ESPN Radio 97.7/100.1  AM 1200\1440.

RSM Medical Associates Sportsmanship Award

From the Inside High School Sports Show, our award-winner for the September 14 show is Emily Deck of Whitesboro girls swimming. Deck ruled on the diving board this week, picking up 221.4 points in the Warriors’ win over Holland Patent on Sept. 9 and, three days later, improving to 235.2 points in a win over Rome Free Academy.Congrats Emily!!!!

The Inside High School Sports Show with Mike Bristol can be heard Sunday mornings at 9 on ESPN Radio 97.7/100.1 1200/1440 AM. To see the complete list of award winners and highlights from the show visit the show’s website at http://insidehighschoolsports.com/

RSM Medical Associates Sportsmanship Award for the Sept. 7 Show

Congratulations to Mark Hennings of Poland Boy’s Soccer on winning the RSM Medical Associates Sportsmanship Award on the Inside High School Sports with ESPN’s Mike Bristol. Hennings led the defending Section III Class C champion Tornadoes to a 6-0 romp over Mount Markham on September 3 by scoring three times, half of his team’s output. You can listen to the Inside High School Sports Show Sunday mornings at 9 on ESPN Radio 97.7/ 100.1 and AM 1200/1440. Visit their website at http://insidehighschoolsports.com/

Overuse Injuries

There are basically two types of injuries: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute
injuries are usually the result of a single, traumatic event. Common examples
include wrist fractures, ankle sprains, shoulder dislocations, and hamstring muscle
strain. While overuse injuries are more common in sports than acute injuries, they
are subtle and usually occur over time, making them challenging to diagnose and treat. Click on the link below for information on causes of overuse injuries, how they are diagnosed, treated, and tips on how you can prevent them.


Congratulations to Dr. Melfi on completing the Adirondack Forty Sixer. The Adirondack Forty-Sixers are hikers who have climbed to the summits of the 46 major peaks of the Adirondacks. For more information on the Adirondack Forty-Sixers Club visit their website by clicking on the link below.


STOP Basketball Injuries

Can you believe the Syracuse Orange Men’s Basketball team played there first exhibition game  of the year already. The Orange beat McGill University 80-40 at the first stop of their Canadian tour. Basketball is a fast pace and physical game and with that comes many opportunities to injured. Click the link below to view information on common basketball injuries, how they are treated, and how you can help prevent them.

Basketball Injuries

International Spine Intervention Society

Dr. Melfi just returned from the annual meeting of the International Spine Invervention Society. The Society’s mission is “to develop and promote the highest standards for the practice of interventional procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of spine pain.” To learn more about the ISIS click the link below or head over to our Patient Resources page.