Episode 117: Does a degenerative meniscus tear require surgery?

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In the Zone
Does a degenerative meniscus tear require surgery? (starts at 5:15)

That’s Gotta Hurt
Jake Locker – Tennessee Titans quarterback (starts at 23:55)
Jay Cutler – Chicago Bears quarterback (starts at 27:56)
Charles Tillman – Chicago Bears cornerback (starts at 29:57)
Terrell Thomas – New York Giants cornerback (starts at 31:48)
JaVale McGee – Denver Nuggets center (starts at 35:25)
Jermichael Finley – Green Bay Packers tight end (starts at 37:27)

Ask Dr. Geier
Is a bulging screw problematic after ACL reconstruction surgery? (starts at 40:59)
Do you recommend surgery to fix stress fractures of the tibia in a high school runner? (starts at 43:26)
What is a sternoclavicular joint dislocation and can it be painless? (starts at 45:46)
What is the cause of calf tightening and pain while running? (starts at 47:32)

Fan Favorites and Trash Talkers
Comments from listeners on the show and our previous discussions (starts at 52:50)


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