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  • Dr. Colvin talks about jumping roping for exercise

    Jumping is also gentler and kinder, though. “You’re getting the most bang for your buck, because you’re working almost every part of your body, but there’s not the impact of running, because of the way the foot lands,” said Alexis Colvin, an assistant professor of sports medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.

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  • Dr. Colvin comments on the orthopaedic implications of increasing the length of the NFL season

    “Whenever you have a collision sport like football, it’s inevitable something’s going to happen because you are contacting other athletes at high impact,” said Dr. Alexis Chiang Colvin, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine. “I don’t think it’s unusual that any of those injuries happened. But because they all clustered together in the same week, it did seem a little bit unusual.

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  • Dr. Colvin discusses platelet rich plasma

    Platelet-rich plasma therapy has been used in medicine for years, according to Dr. Alexis Chiang Colvin, sports medicine specialist at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Essentially a patient’s blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge that produces concentrated platelets containing growth factors which accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. Those platelets are then injected into the patient.

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  • Dr. Colvin talks about children’s injuries in physical education classes

    Dr. Colvin talks about children’s injuries in physical education classes .

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  • Dr. Colvin talks to the Wall Street Journal about older people running in marathons.

    Like any aging runner, Ms. Johnson faces enormous obstacles. Dr. Alexis Chiang Colvin, a sports-medicine expert at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, said aging affects every system the body uses in long-distance running.

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