Nathan Olafsen

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Assistant Professor of Neurology

    • 11 Citations
    20162020

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    Research interests

    Evaluation and nonoperative management of all musculoskeletal injuries, with special interests in tendon and joint disorders, sports-related injures in runners and other endurance athletes as well as adaptive, overhead, and younger athletes.Common diagnoses treated include: Carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbar herniated disc, osteoarthritis, radiculopathy (sciatica), stress fractures, tendon and ligament injuries. Common procedures include: Electrodiagnostic studies (EMG/nerve conduction studies), fluoroscopic lumbar spine injections, hyaluronic acid injections, peripheral joint injections (fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided).

    Areas of Clinical Interest

    Evaluation and nonoperative management of all musculoskeletal injuries, with special interests in tendon and joint disorders, sports-related injures in runners and other endurance athletes as well as adaptive, overhead, and younger athletes.Common diagnoses treated include: Carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbar herniated disc, osteoarthritis, radiculopathy (sciatica), stress fractures, tendon and ligament injuries. Common procedures include: Electrodiagnostic studies (EMG/nerve conduction studies), fluoroscopic lumbar spine injections, hyaluronic acid injections, peripheral joint injections (fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided).

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    Research Output

    • 11 Citations
    • 3 Article
    • 2 Review article
    • 1 Chapter

    Lumbar puncture: Creation and resident acceptance of a low-cost, durable, reusable fluoroscopic phantom with a fluid-filled spinal canal for training at an academic program

    Lerner, D. J., Gifford, S. E., Olafsen, N., Mileto, A. & Soloff, E., Mar 1 2020, In : American Journal of Neuroradiology. 41, 3, p. 548-550 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Injectable Corticosteroids in Sport

    Olafsen, N. P., Herring, S. A. & Orchard, J. W., Sep 1 2018, In : Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine. 28, 5, p. 451-456 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Pain management in sport: therapeutic injections

    Olafsen, N. P. & Herring, S. A., Jan 1 2018, Handbook of Clinical Neurology. Elsevier B.V., p. 431-442 12 p. (Handbook of Clinical Neurology; vol. 158).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Lumbar Muscle Cross-Sectional Areas Do Not Predict Clinical Outcomes in Adults With Spinal Stenosis: A Longitudinal Study

    Gellhorn, A. C., Suri, P., Rundell, S. D., Olafsen, N., Carlson, M. J., Johnson, S., Fry, A., Annaswamy, T. M., Gilligan, C., Comstock, B., Heagerty, P., Friedly, J. & Jarvik, J. G., Jun 2017, In : PM and R. 9, 6, p. 545-555 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations

    Pectoralis Major Injuries: Return to Play Potential

    Liem, B. C. & Olafsen, N., Jun 1 2017, In : Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports. 5, 2, p. 91-97 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article