Thomas W. Peatman, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon

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Arthritis In Women


Arthritis is a category of conditions characterized by joint pain, stiffness, inflammation, redness and decreased range of motion. Arthritis is a common form of disability, and while it can affect anyone of any age, arthritis is more likely to affect women over the age of 50. Women are slightly more likely to develop arthritis and to experience a greater level of arthritis pain, especially in the hands and knees.

There are two common types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune reaction and may affect women because women can have [Learn More]

Arthritis In Women2022-03-09T15:41:15-08:00

Winter Sports Injuries


We can’t resist the lure of snow at Lake Tahoe, and the winter sports we love. Even during COVID-19 and especially with our warmer Bay Area weather, we are willing to put the chains on the car and brave the winter storms in the mountains to get out and play.

Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowmobiling and sledding are fun winter activities, but they are not without risk. Some things you can do to set yourself up for a successful day include making sure your equipment is in good repair and adequate to the task. Ensuring that [Learn More]

Winter Sports Injuries2022-03-09T15:48:56-08:00

Recover Like An Olympian


When Competition Day Is Looming.

When every missed game is a hit to the team, there is enormous pressure on an injured athlete to get back to competition as quickly and safely as possible. A sports medicine team includes physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and others. All these roles work together to guide the athlete through recovery back into their game – stat!

In the Tokyo Olympics 2020/2021, USA Women’s Volleyball “opposite” Jordan Thompson rolled her ankle on a bad landing from a blocking jump. An ankle “roll” is a sideways twist that stretches or tears one or [Learn More]

Recover Like An Olympian2021-12-29T07:26:18-08:00
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