Episode 115: How do you treat dental injuries in sports?

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In the Zone
How can doctors, athletic trainers, parents, and coaches treat dental injuries quickly when they occur?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers third baseman
Michael Campanaro – Wake Forest wide receiver
Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints tight end
Derrick Rose – Chicago Bulls point guard
Sidney Rice – Seattle Seahawks wide receiver and the spike in ACL injuries this season in the NFL

Ask Dr. Geier
Is pain and weakness in the back of the thigh normal after using the hamstring tendons for the graft in ACL surgery?
Is there a brace that allows an athlete to play basketball while recovery from an MCL sprain?
What is the nature of the test for chronic exertional compartment syndrome?
Is clicking in the knee normal in the first few weeks after arthroscopic knee surgery?
Is return to sports without surgery likely for a young athlete after a first-time patellar dislocation?

Fan Favorites and Trash Talkers
Comments from listeners on the show and our previous discussions

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2 Responses to Episode 115: How do you treat dental injuries in sports?

  1. I understand MRI’s are now used to test for chronic exertional compartment syndrome. True? Also, I’m at 8 months post acl reconstruction and my hamstrings were used for the graft. My hammies are very weak and it’s going to take a few more months to get up to 90 degrees on a standing leg curl. I would have picked allograft if I had the choice.

    • A musculoskeletal radiologist I know advocates MRI to test for CECS. I would think that to see the muscle changes, the patient would have to get in the scanner almost immediately after the treadmill, and the image sequences would have to be taken very quickly to pick up the changes before the swelling resolved. Any radiologists reading or listening are more than welcome to comment, as I might be wrong. Thanks for your thoughts!

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