Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dr. Amy Jo Overlin served as the Medical Director for the 10th Anniversary of Pat’s Run

Dr. Amy Jo Overlin served as the Medical Director for the 10th Anniversary of Pat’s Run.  She headed a medical team of approximately 60 individuals comprised of local sports medicine physicians, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, nurses, and medical students.  

The Pat’s Run medical team also coordinated with emergency medical personal from both Tempe Fire and Southwest Ambulance to care for the 28,000 plus participants.   Dr. Overlin was joined by two other TOCA medical providers, Dr. Kostas Economopoulos and Melinda Mabee, PA-C.  Dr. Overlin has been a medical provider for Pat’s Run for the last 8 years and this is her third year as the medical director.  When Dr. Overlin was asked why she continues to be part of Pat’s Run year after year she had this to say, “It is always a true honor and privilege to be a part of the Pat Tillman Run.  The event in and of itself raises money to provide leadership scholarships to both military personal and their families as well as current ASU students.  Yet, this event represents so much more than a race to raise money for scholarships.  It seeps with patriotism, hope and a feeling of community.  Every year I watch the wave of runners and walkers pass along the course I can’t help but be proud of the legacy that has become Pat Tillman and the countless lives he has inspired.“  

If you are interested in more information regarding the Pat Tillman Foundation attached is the link:


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dr. David Bailie: resurfacing arthroplasty of the shoulder (specialized partial replacement)

Dr. Bailie has been doing resurfacing arthroplasty of the shoulder (specialized partial replacement) since the FDA approved their use in 2001. In fact, he was instrumental in bringing the technology to the US Orthopedic market with Biomet. This procedure is best for younger, active patients who are in need of pain relief from arthritis of the shoulder but too young to consider a full replacement.

He has performed this surgery on hundreds of patients with excellent mid-term and long term results. This includes active Olympic athletes, a Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player, many physicians/triathletes and "weekend warriors" who desire to maintain a very active lifestyle.

Below is a link to the video:

The video is a live surgery he performed as a webcast- broadcast live worldwide with an onsite moderator who assisted Dr Bailie in question/answers during the surgery. Viewers could send in questions live while watching the surgery and Dr. Bailie would demonstrate aspects of the procedure to help educate the viewers.

In addition, his work was published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the most prestigious journal in Orthopedics Worldwide. He was asked to also write a book chapter in the prestigious text, THE SHOULDER (Ed Craig, editor) on this topic, which is shown below, and describes the procedure and his results. Long term data have shown that this procedure performs well over 10 years.

For more information, you may visit his website at where you can reach him via email.

Additionally, the following link is the chapter in the text: