News and Treatment Updates
May 14, 2013
The Safe Kids program, the only organization dedicated solely to the prevention of childhood injuries, hosted an event at Boca Raton High School on May 11, 2013. Dr. Carreira presented on a number of topics, including concussions, overuse injuries, heat-related illnesses, hydration, and ACL tears. The event has guests from across South Florida, including Miami, Pembroke Pines, Coral Ridge, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.
March 6, 2013
New York Times: March 4, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman broke his right leg and dislocated the ankle while skydiving in Florida.
Cashman jumped with the U.S. Army Golden Knights in a plane from Homestead Air Reserve Base outside Miami, a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. He was hurt on his second jump Monday.
The Yankees said X-rays at Homestead Hospital revealed a broken fibula and dislocated ankle. Cashman was scheduled for surgery later in the day with Dr. Dominic Carreira at Broward Health Medical Center.
“I’m in great spirits, and it was an awesome experience,” Cashman said in a statement. “The Golden Knights are first class. While I certainly didn’t intend to raise awareness in exactly this fashion, I’m extremely happy that the Wounded Warrior Project is getting the well-deserved additional attention.”
The 45-year-old, who has been the team’s GM since February 1998, also has rappelled down a 350-foot, 22-story building in Stamford, Conn., sometimes dressed in an elf’s costume the past three Decembers as part of the town’s “Heights and Lights” celebration.
February 8, 2013
Dr. Carreira is used to a room full of people when he is performing surgery. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are on hand for any surgery, all performing a myriad of important tasks. However, on February 5, there was a top athlete observing Dr. Carreira conducting a hip arthroscopy: the quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, Ryan Tannehill.
January 24, 2013
Gold Coast Magazine has published their January, 2013 issue with a cover story of “40 under 40: Innovators, Leaders, and Impact Players”. The magazine selected 40 people under the age of 40 from the Broward County area, which has a population of about 2 million.
November 24, 2012
A new textbook of hip arthroscopy, entitled Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery, is due to be published. Dr. Carreira and Dr. Philippon are writing one of the chapters related to hip labral reconstruction. Labral reconstruction is performed in the setting of an irreparable labrum and most commonly in revision surgery, for patients who have persistent hip pain and for those who have failed previous hip arthroscopy and labral debridement. The chapter will describe the surgical technique of arthroscopic Iliotibial band autograft or allograft and will be published by Springer.
November 12, 2012
Dr. Dominic Carreira spoke to Miami’s WPLG Local News about hip arthroscopy and repairing hip labral tears. In an interview with the Miami news station, Dr. Carreira explained newer medical procedures in hip arthroscopy.
October 31, 2012
Committed to medical excellence and training, Dr. Dominic Carreira has produced a number of valuable guidelines for use in postoperative physical therapy following hip arthroscopy. These new materials are available as PDF downloads within the Patient Education of Dr. Carreira’s website.
September 13, 2012
Dr. Dominic Carreira will present “Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures: Effect on NFL Career and Radiographic Parameters” at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, to be held in Chicago in March, 2013. As a member of the NFL Physicians Society, Dr. Carreira completed this research looking at this specific fracture type, which unlike most other foot fractures, has a higher rate of nonunion.
Proximal fifth metatarsal foot fractures (The Jones Fracture) is associated with significant difficulty with healing and missed playing time.