The Docs discuss load management, they talk with a caller about an ACL injury
The Docs talk about ACL tears in hockey players.
“Back to Basics”
Dr. Blumenthal. Dr. Bellard. Dr. Meijer join me.
ACL tear – can’t do any more damage – oh yes you can!
Dr. Souryal talks about his college days. The doctors take a call from Sean in Denton. They talk about Sean ACL injury and partial ACL tear.
What’s up with Calvin Johnson’s ankle? and how about RG3? The ankle is a very forgiving joint, except when it is not. A rolled ankle can heal well and quickly, but some ankle injuries take more time to repair and ligaments may stay stretched, weakened, and prone to re-injury.
Dr. Souryal shares what it is like in the operating room and the importance of the pre-operative visit. He veers from his sports medicine specialty to give some worried parents some direction. Fortunately, injured youngsters often heal quickly and the very young can have an amazing capacity to remodel their bones in a way that adults cannot.
An ACL tear is a common sports injury and the most common age to have ACL surgery is just sixteen. Dr. Souryal explains why these days cadavers play a valuable role in ACL reconstruction for older adults, but may not be an ideal source of grafting tissue for young athletes.
Callers ask questions about recovery from knee replacements, bone bruises, and using knee braces to prevent injuries on the football field.
This week, Doctor Souryal asks listeners to vote on whether he should do a Business of Medicine segment, or return to Sports Medicine 101. He remembers a recent show where he asked listeners to call or text in with their top sports movies, and asks listeners to chime in with their favorite chick flicks.
Doctor Brad Bellard is a guest this week, and the Docs talk about changes in the NFL especially when it comes to safety, concussions, and the effect of technology. They talk about Sam Bradford’s second ACL injury, the increasing number of ACL re-injuries, and the future of the NFL.
Listeners vote for Sports Medicine 101, so the Doc talks about cortisone shots, their history of use, and weighing side effects against benefits.
Listeners call in with questions on research on brain healing after a concussion, and narcotics vs anti-inflammatories for pain management.
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.
Doctor Craig Garrison joins the show to talks about ACL injury prevention techniques.
The episode opens with a combination Souryal story / business of medicine discussion about insurance, deductibles, and being an informed medical consumer.
Doctor Garrison talks about programs that help screen kids for their susceptibility to ACL injuries and train them to prevent injury. The Doctors also talk about why teenagers are so susceptible to ACL injuries, whether there is are genetic risk factors for these injuries, and how these programs can help improve overall performance.
They also answer questions on shoulder injuries, weight training regiments, knee replacements, and what people with bone spurs can do to increase their range of motion.
In honor of Inside Sports Medicine’s 500th show, Doctor T.O. Souryal gives us his Top Five Innovations in Sports Medicine and Top Five Sports Movies. Doctor Melvin Manning joins the show to talk about being an informed patient and the terminology of sports medicine. The doctors also answer questions on everything from ACL tears, to herniated disks, to clicking knees, to the differences between hernias and sports hernias.