The risk/reward equation for the Super Bowl is a hot topic this week. Can Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis play effectively after getting a metal plate in his right forearm? Tony Romo broke and re-injured his collarbone, would a plate help him? What’s up with the Pro Bowl? Who are the toughest athletes?
If you have sports medicine questions or comments, Dr. Souryal has answers, or at least an opinion! First up, a twisted knee needs to get checked out. Then a jogger with a foot injury and subsequent sensory nerve damage is still having problems over a year later. The Business of Medicine segment at the top of the hour is about morals and money and passion. Dr. Souryal and Dr. Brad Bellard discuss how “bill-ability” sometimes takes precedence over what works for patients. Not on their watch!
A former athlete and current Orthopaedic Trauma PA has pain, limited range of motion and weakness, and even a pop and numbness recently which could be related to a shoulder procedure decades ago. The show ends with an interesting case of a rare shoulder blade injury that could actually be a pain in the neck.