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Amy Rizzotto is a yoga instructor and wellness entrepreneur who was devastated when she was hit by a car and shattered her wrist in 2015. But six months later she was doing handstands again thanks to her hand surgeon Michael Kessler and her physical therapy team at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute.


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Betsy Bassan of Maryland runs her own company and leads a busy life that includes tennis and trips to the gym. When a torn rotator cuff began to slow her down, she sought help with the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Dr. Brent Wiesel. Watch Betsy tell her story of treatment and recovery.


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When Dominic Nwanji injured his knee on the basketball court and injured his ACL, his research brought him to orthopaedic surgeon William Postma of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. See how Dominic bounced back and why he chose repair over reconstruction.


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About 200,000 people injure their ACL each year. The rate of injury is higher in people who play high-risk sports, such as basketball, football, skiing and soccer. In this video, orthopaedic surgeon Wiemi Douoguih with MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, explains more about the procedure, and his patient Kaniya Brown shares how she was able to fulfill

Meet Dr. Paul Cooper

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Meet Dr. Paul Cooper, board-certified orthopedist specializing in the treatment of all foot and ankle problems and Director of the MedStar Georgetown Foot & Ankle Center.

Neck Surgery Patient Praises New Procedure

At 61, Brian Paul, DMD, was no stranger to neck pain. The periodontist, Navy veteran and self-described “fitness nut” suffered his share of muscle strains, injuries and deteriorating joints over the years, the result of his lifestyle and occupation. But the discomfort was something he could manage.

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