The Docs discuss Dr. Jobe and Tommy John surgery
Tag: Tommy John surgery
The Docs discuss when boys can start lifting weights. They talk with a caller about OATS procedure, Arthritis & Knee Replacement, and gel shots, elbow pain
The Doctors discuss nerve damage, they talk about Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger injuries
The Doctors discuss Nurse Practitioner and how they are used. They discuss the Texas Rangers and Tommy Johns Surgery
Renowned surgeon and regular guest Dr. Scott Blumenthal joins the talented Dr. Souryal for discussions on the medical world, perspicacious answers to your sports medicine questions, and perhaps a rant or two. The conversation begins with insights into several sports injuries affecting pro athletes in the news, and veers off to cover the history behind some common surgeries, and then some not so run-of-the-mill cases.
Finally, in the second hour we get to our first call-in question about the physical and mental benefits of yoga, then a horse rider calls about his knee pain. A caller has a “blown-out” back and neck problems and needs a clear diagnosis and another opinion. A car accident survivor has back issues years later and wants to set his best plan to manage his pain and abilities longterm. A 60 year old with sciatica pain wonders if it is caused by Piriformis Syndrome, a swollen knee could be bursitis, and a 35 year old soldier had a spinal fusion and asks about the impact on his future career in law enforcement. A few shoulder questions and a little Business of Medicine segment on the trend toward the end of private practice finishes the show.
Regular guest and instigator of the Inside Sports Medicine Best College Fight Song competition, Dr. Scott Blumenthal joins Dr. Souryal today for some music, medicine, and for the first time ever: live-streaming hi-def hijinks! The votes are in for the final four of best college fight songs, and in the second hour listeners’ votes determine what song comes out on top.
The doctors take on Big City Bias and EOB in the Business of Medicine segment. Dr. B. recommends that for any elective surgery if you have the means to travel to a specialist, consider going to a bigger town, where the expertise, experience, and resources may be greater and better for you, the patient. Sometimes the Explanation of Benefits is inexplicable. Sports Medicine 101 covers arthritis or inflammation of a joint, the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and the idea that arthritis is both a process and on a spectrum. At the end of the show, a Souryal Story brings home the importance of digging deep for the right diagnosis.
Callers’ questions start with a Sports Medicine Nugget: a dad asks if there is a better option than using an Endobutton in an ACL surgery for his 15 year old daughter who has a known metal allergy. As often happens, this question leads to more good questions and very good advice. Later, a soccer player may have a bruised rib or a cracked rib or something else altogether, a gout sufferer wants to get into shape and wonders what the best kind of exercise might be, another father calls in with his perspective on his daughter’s ACL recovery, a college baseball player throws hard and has some elbow pain that needs a solid diagnosis, and there’s a tricky trigger finger injury. Whew.
Daa daa daa, da-da da-da! And the winner is…listen and learn.