08/2/2014 – Episode 502

On this episode Doctor Souryal discusses Paul George’s recent injury. He explains the mechanics of a fractured tibia and fibula, the type of surgery done to help the healing process, rehabilitation, and the obstacles players have to overcome to get back on the court.

Doctor Souryal also takes listener questions subjects ranging from on Achilles pain with running, muscle spasms after a shoulder injury, and a Jones fracture. He advises a couple of callers with torn meniscus cartilage on recovery and when surgery may be necessary.

Also answered: why patients with joint replacements are sometimes advised to take antibiotics before going to the dentist.