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Dr. Patterson Covering the USMNT Games in Wales

Posted on November 16th, 2020

Watch Tarzana & Agoura Hills Sports Physician, Byron Patterson, M.D., Lead Team Physician USMNT, discuss the safety measures taken to keep players healthy at the USMNT Games in Wales.

Pediatric Growth Plate Fractures

Posted on October 28th, 2020

Growth plates are areas of cartilage located near the ends of the bones. Because they are the last portion of a child’s bone to harden (ossify), growth plates are particularly vulnerable to fracture. Approximately 15% to 30% of all childhood fractures are growth plate fractures. Because the growth plate helps […]

Ultrasound Guided Trigger Finger Injection (Pinky Finger)

Posted on October 23rd, 2020

Trigger finger injections are a common procedure we perform at Primary Care Sports Medicine. Utilizing ultrasound during a trigger finger injection mitigates the risk of injecting into tendon, ensures accuracy, minimizes pain, and maximizes the medication being injected. Ultrasound is also an excellent way to dynamically visualize the tendon, how […]

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Home Exercises

Posted on October 2nd, 2020

Shoulder injuries are common in both pediatric and adult athletes. In both groups, there are numerous causes of shoulder pain. One of the most common shoulder injuries we see in adolescents and adults is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome (SIS), a condition that results in “pinching” or compression of the shoulder structures […]

Mechanical Low Back Pain Home Exercises

Posted on October 2nd, 2020

By popular demand, here is a video demonstrating three quick, easy, and effective home exercises to combat low back pain! A special thanks to Haig, one of our awesome physical therapists, and Hannah, one of our athletic trainers, for creating this video for you all! Please share with friends and […]

Pediatric Fractures & Dislocations

Posted on October 1st, 2020

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Posted on October 1st, 2020

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Patellofemoral Syndrome (PFS)

Posted on May 28th, 2020

Patellofemoral syndrome (PFS) is a very common cause of knee pain in all age groups. It causes a dull and achey discomfort in and around the knee cap, aggravated by activities such as running, jumping, prolonged walking, up and down stairs, climbing, and prolonged sitting. When the patella is not […]

Osteoarthritis & Chronic Pain

Posted on May 26th, 2020

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative, progressive, disease that results in chronic pain. OA can affect any body part, but it is most commonly seen in the knees, hips, low back, and small joints of the hand. Joint pain and stiffness can make your daily tasks seem impossible. Don’t let arthritis […]

Healthy Athlete

Posted on September 14th, 2018

Byron Patterson, M.D., is known for working with top athletes, including stars from professional football and soccer leagues. But when it comes to defining an athlete, he takes a broad view. “The beauty of sports medicine is that it covers everybody,” says Patterson, a physician at Primary Care Sports Medicine […]

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