The Doctors talk with a caller about torn meniscus and pain and another caller about a dislocated shoulder
Tag: torn meniscus
Three brains are better than one! Dr. Scott Blumenthal and Dr. Brad Bellard join Dr. T.O. Souryal to talk of sports, medicine, and field call after call. A 42 year old still has pain after his knee replacement and needs a new doc, a motorcycle racer has had neck pain for seven years and wonders how many injections are too many, while another caller asks about the success rate for an OATS (Osteoarticular Transfer System Surgery) procedure and his return to full range of motion. An ultra-marathoner had a torn meniscus, goes back to his normal routine post-surgery, and wonders if his doctor’s advice is too “friendly”.
The second hour includes a long Business of Medicine segment that covers the uneasy relationship between insurance companies and good medicine and how that relationship impacts doctors, patients, and rising costs for all. A caller who had a motorcycle accident has pervasive numbness and needs a clear diagnosis, an avid handball/racquetball player has some nerve damage after surgery and wants to know what he can expect, and Dr. Bellard ends the show with a quick rash story.
I want cake.
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.