The Docs discuss Tiger Woods Masters win and the different surgery’s he had.
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What supplement can you take to get speedier? That’s legal, we mean! Do we believe in injury prevention programs? Dr. Souryal and Dr. Bellard get the ball rolling as they speak about issues brought up by texts. The Docs discuss the pros and cons of new procedures like hip arthroscopy as well as genetics, and the anatomical differences between boys and girls that impact ACL injuries. Football great Tony Hill, former Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver, “YAC’s” with the crew about retirement, exercise, the grass/astroturf divide, and the evolution of the NFL. Sports Medicine 101 covers ACL injuries and Dr. Souryal shares his thoughts on a somewhat new “bridge” technique for ACL reconstructions.
A caller from Dallas has an increasing disc protrusion with symptoms that are more and more painful and asks for options. A former football player has a similar neck injury and asks which exercises to embrace and to avoid for that and also for his knee problems. A high estimate for a hip replacement, without insurance, leads into a discussion of the broken healthcare system. Topics range from Sever’s Disease to scoliosis, sciatica, and end with hip problems. From Sudan to Stockholm to Arkansas, we webcast a wide net!
The whole gang is here for the start of our 15th season! Expert spinal surgeon Dr. Scott Blumenthal fields questions from an Army staff sergeant with back problems who plans to move on to another physically active career and is weighing a disc fusion versus a disc replacement operation. A discussion of what a Jones Fracture is and how to treat it follows. One caller has questions on the benefits of traction, then a concerned father calls about his athletic 16 year old son’s possible juvenile Scheuermann’s Disease.
Sports Specialist Dr. Brad Bellard comes in for the second half and talks about CTE (or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) in the news and how it affects participation in youth football. A caller questions whether there is such a thing as “injury prone”, and the show wraps up with a question about the best exercises for apophysitis of the hip and pelvis in a 16 year old athlete.
Happy Anniversary, Dr. Souryal! and many more!
Dr. Scott Blumenthal, world-renowned spine surgeon, joins Dr. T.O. Souryal and his merry crew for this week’s sports medicine call-in show. The doctors discuss the psychology of sports, the many “two types” of people, why it takes so long to get discharged from a hospital, the pros and cons of long sleepless shifts for doctors in training, and more.
Vertigo may not be a primary complaint in sports medicine, but sure can complicate your game, as pro golfer Jason Day can attest. Dr. Neil Williams, Ear Nose and Throat specialist, shares his insights on the common sensation and symptom of vertigo.
The calls keep coming. In the first hour, a marathon runner and cyclist has sharp pains in his ankle/calf that could be a stress fracture or achilles injury, and a father asks for a clear explanation of chronic tendonitis or tendonosis. The doctors question whether a “twisted hip” is the right or even a real diagnosis for one woman, and discuss whether regular use of an inversion table could be healthy for spines.
In the second hour, the conversation starts on the Hope or Hype of PRP and Stem Cell treatments, then an active lawyer has some longterm collarbone issues he attributes to asymmetry, and the son of an 89 year old with cervical stenosis has questions about surgery that aims relieve his Dad’s weakness and inability to walk. The next caller asks if treating his dislocated shoulder could have affected, or even cured, his digestive problems, and a 58 year old is weighing all his options on treating his knee troubles before the last resort: a knee replacement.