04/09/2016 #566: Tons of Tendons

Inside Sports Medicine
Inside Sports Medicine
04/09/2016 #566: Tons of Tendons
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Today’s show starts with a rant from Doctor Souryal about why you should always get a second opinion before surgery. Later on, shoulder specialist Dr. Richard Levy comes on to answer listener’s questions and talk about current events. The doctors discuss Tony Romo’s shoulder injury, and explain the surgery he had to correct it, and prospects for recovery in the future. Can adding bulk help players prevent similar injuries? Listeners help Dr. Souryal with the physics.

It’s all about tendons in today’s Sports Medicine 101. From tendonitis to tendinosis, from rotator cuffs to Blake Griffin, the Doctors have the answers to your tendon questions.

A 44 year old with “the shoulder of an 80 year old” calls to ask about his next steps. Another caller waiting on a shoulder replacement asks about likely medical advances in the next few years. Another caller can’t get his ACL repaired for another six months. What are his options for pain relief, and why are doctors sometimes reluctant to prescribe certain painkillers? Another caller’s granddaughter plays high school and club volleyball – when she isn’t busy with the gymnastics team. Could overtraining have caused a stress fracture?

Tune in for all that, and much more.