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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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Fox 2 Now – Dr. Lehman – Why it’s important for athletes to get full night’s sleep

September 14, 2016

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Deep sleep restores spirit, as well as energizes the brain and body. If you get too little sleep, split-second decisions can be compromised. Dr. Richard Lehman, medical director for the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss why sleep has become a […]

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FOX 2 NOW – Dr. Lehman – Don’t worry about knuckle cracking

August 25, 2016

Are you a knuckle cracker? Maybe your mom probably told you, “that’s not good for you,” “you’ll break your fingers,” or “you’ll get arthritis”? Guess what – mom was wrong! A new study says that knuckle cracking is actually good for you. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rick Lehman, founder of U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in […]

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FOX 2 NOW – Dr. Lehman – Explosive exercise injuries among patients under 30

August 2, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- You need to be fit if you’re going to go extreme white water rafting in Africa on Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River. That’s what orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Lehman just did on his family vacation. Does this qualify as an explosive exercise? He joined us to discuss how high-intensity workouts contribute to an […]

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FOX 2 NOW – Dr. Lehman – Recommendation for Trampoline Use

June 7, 2016

Pediatricians should counsel their patients and families against recreational trampoline use and explain that current data indicate safety measures have not significantly reduced injury rates and that catastrophic injuries do occur. For families who persist in home trampoline use despite this recommendation, pediatricians should advise parents and their children on the following guidelines until better […]

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FOX 2 NOW – Dr. Lehman explains the medical risks of going barefoot in summer

May 24, 2016

Are you thinking about enjoying a barefoot summer? You may want to reconsider. Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Rick Lehman from the U.S Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood discussed the “no-shoe” movement. Dr. Lehman explained that you need shoes for structural support to help your back and knees. Even barefoot marathon runners should be weary of […]

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CHANNEL 5 – Dr. Lehman – Single-sport kids may be prone to injury

May 23, 2016

We have a warning from a prominent orthopedic surgeon– it may be time to think about putting your kid on the bench for some rest. Ryan Dean, KSDK It’s the end of the school year, which means many young athletes will start playing summer sports. But a prominent orthopedic surgeon is recommending some parents think […]

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