Knowledge Base

  • Welcome Michelle Cesena, Licensed Clinical Aesthetician

  • Published on May 04 2015

    Welcome Michelle Cesena, a Licensed Clinical Aesthetician at SSMI!

    Michelle is passionate about skincare. She will help you achieve your ultimate goal of youthful healthy skin. Michelle’s philosophy is to take a clinical approach and preventative measures in the aging process. Michelle... Read More


  • Published on Apr 30 2015

    SSMI CASE OF THE DAY: The fatigued Athlete.  The workoup of fatigue in an athlete and any individual for that matter is vast.  Nearly every system of the body may be accountable for fatigue.  From CardioPulmonary function, hormonal, hematological (marrow/blood), and more. ... Read More

  • Contributing Author

  • Published on Apr 22 2015

    Dr Carfagno is again a contributing author in the AMSSM's Sports Medicine CAQ Study Guide, the Second Edition.  He wrote 5 questions and answers which help Sports Medicine physicians read to study for the Sports Medicine, CAQ Boards.

  • Scottsdale PD vs Salt River PD-Football Game

  • Published on Apr 21 2015

    Dr Carfagno and SSMI will be providing the medical event coverage for the annual Scottsdale PD vs the Salt River PD.  Game is this saturday, April 25th, at 7 pm.

  • Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society Meeting

  • Published on Apr 02 2015

    Dr Carfagno was a guest featured speaker on April 11th at the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society meeting.  He spoke on the subject "Female Athlete Triad".  An entity commonly seen in female athletes in endurance sports as well as gymnastics, ballet.

  • Transverse Process Fractures of the Spine

  • Published on Feb 28 2015

    First off lets start off the discussion with describing what the transverse process of the spine is and what is the mechanism that causes us to fracture it, in the first place. The transverse process are the lateral projections off the right and left of our cervical,... Read More