To have surgery or not to have surgery is the leading and ending question for episode 524. “There’s not an ailment that cannot be made worse by surgery” so taking time to weigh risks, economics, and probable outcome is crucial. In Souryal Stories, Dr. Souryal tells the tale of a young athlete who left a promising sports career for medical reasons a decade ago, but finds increasing success as a country musician.
The switchboard is lit up! Dr. Souryal answers all the questions he can in two hours. A runner with a labral tear has questions about her ambiguous diagnosis and treatment plan. Long after being thrown from a horse, a listener with a radial head fracture has concerns about his limited range of motion. An active 63 year old considers whether surgery is a good option for his bicep rupture.
Other topics include what to expect after a meniscus surgery, a mysterious back pain at night, periscopes and telescopes and spyglasses, NBA All-Star week, and if cuties are a “new” fruit.