Episode 33: Why are meniscus tears so common in athletes and the entire population?

The Dr. David Geier Show
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In the Zone
Why are meniscus tears so common in athletes and the entire population? What do they mean for future sports, exercise, and daily activities? (starts at 2:59)

That’s Gotta Hurt
Andre Carter – New England Patriots defensive end
Brook Lopez – New Jersey Nets center
Chris Perez – Cleveland Indians pitcher
Michael Pineda – New York Yankees pitcher
The alleged bounty system of the New Orleans Saints
Fabrice Muamba – Bolton Wanderers

Ask Dr. Geier
With a mallet finger injury, can I remove my finger from the splint to clean it?
How long will it take my son with a stress reaction of the pars return to football?
Why is it taking my knee pain so long to resolve?
Can I give up running instead of having surgery for chronic exertional compartment syndrome?
Am I doing more harm not having surgery when I have a meniscus tear?
What exercise can I do after meniscus surgery?

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

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