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ST. LOUIS — “Smartphone Thumb” is plaguing more people. Dr. Richard Lehman says that the condition that doctors used to only see in factory workers is becoming more widespread. The pain that comes from the repetitive movements of texting. It’s actually tendinitis, when the tendon that bends and flexes the thumb becomes inflamed. More and more people are complaining about this type of pain in their thumb each year, say doctors at the Mayo Clinic.

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Fox 2 Now – Dr. Lehman – Study: Teen girls are much more likely to tear an ACL

April 14, 2017

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Teenage female athletes are 2-10 times more likely to tear an ACL than teenage males. There are ways to avoid this painful knee injury according to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rick Lehman.

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Fox 2 Now – Dr. Lehman – Understanding the medical implications of Reyes’ elbow issue

March 3, 2017

Vew video HERE ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Alex Reyes’ possible elbow injury brings a bevy of potential outcomes. Local sports rehabilitation expert Dr. Richard Lehman of the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine said Reyes could be looking at a season-ending surgery. “Usually what happens is they get soreness, but they lose velocity; they’re throwing 93, […]

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Fox 2 Now – Dr. Lehman – Stem cell ‘band aid’ treatment can repair meniscus injuries

February 7, 2017

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A new band aid treats more than just a scraped knee. Dr. Rick Lehman, orthopedic surgeon, discusses a new stem cell treatment that repairs the meniscus in the knee. The procedure involves harvesting stem cells taken from a patient`s bone marrow that are grown for two weeks and then surgically implanted. […]

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Fox 2 Now – Dr. Lehman – How to avoid common injuries associated with winter weather

February 7, 2017

T. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This is the time of the year when orthopedic doctors see lots of patients for tears, sprains, strains and broken bones. Many of these injuries are preventable. Dr. Rick Lehman from the US Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood has tips for avoiding these injuries. By exercising, working and playing, […]

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Fox 2 Now – Dr. Lehman – Preventing (and getting relief from) rotator cuff injuries

February 7, 2017

When you hear of a rotator cuff injury you likely think of a pitcher or other pro-athlete, but that injury can happen to anyone. Dr. Rick Lehman, an orthopedic surgeon from the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to talk about getting some relief and even preventing a rotator […]

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Fox 2 Now – Dr. Lehman – Expert talks biologic knee replacement

November 1, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Rick Lehman has all you need to know about biologic knee replacement and what makes it stand out versus a metal knee replacement. The biologic knee resurfaces with cartilage instead of metal. The biologic knee will heal while a metal replacement will wear out like a tire. […]

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Fox 2 Now – Dr. Lehman – Artificial knee implant provides new treatment options for joint pain

October 7, 2016

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – People of all ages suffer from knee problems due to the wear and tear of the meniscus, a small piece of cartilage between the thigh and shin bone. Meniscus damage is painful and often problematic to treat, but fear not! Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rick Lehman is providing patients with a new […]

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Fox 2 Now – Dr. Lehman – The 5 ways to keep your spine healthy and happy

October 7, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It can be hard to balance work, family life and health insurance let alone while having back pain. There are new ways to keep your spine healthy and happy and to avoid lower back pain! US Center for Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Rick Lehman talks about the five ways […]

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