Dr. Mel Manning is on with Dr. Souryal for the entire show, while Dr. Brad Bellard joins in later. The discussion starts with speculation about Chris Bosh’s health issues and what that means for his career, for the team medical staff, risk/reward equations, and so on. This is a perfect lead-in to our first call-in question of the day: how do blood thinners affect the physiology of blood, exactly? Well, Dr. Souryal can tell you!
A very athletic discus coach calls in about his knee pain after a pop while twisting. It could be a cartilage problem that needs further (qualified and quality) evaluation, then there’s a Jay Z story. The next caller was diagnosed with Hemochromatosis after a blood clot and gives a different perspective on the use of blood thinners.
The second hour starts with Sports Medicine 101 which covers top draft pick Jaylon Smith’s injury from a sports medicine/orthopedic angle. A high school coach asks about current thoughts on rehab protocol after ACL tears, and a little talk about stem cells wraps up this episode. In case you are wondering….Melbourne beats Sudan and Tokyo in the unofficial Texts from Afar competition!