Episode 65: Is return to sports after ACL surgery likely?

The Dr. David Geier Show
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In the Zone
Athletes of all ages and levels of play can suffer ACL injuries. How likely will these athletes return to competitive sports after ACL reconstruction?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Ben Roethisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
Alex Smith – San Francisco 49ers quarterback
Jeff Driskel – Florida Gators quarterback
Charlie Beljan – Professional golfer
Danny Granger – Indiana Pacers forward
Quincy Black – Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker
D.J. Hayden – University of Houston cornerback

Ask Dr. Geier
How likely would an athlete to return to sports, or recovery at all, after three ACL surgeries on the same knee?
Is reinjury of a hamstring strain likely, and how long should I stay out of sports to let the injury heal?
What surgical options for an osteochondritis dissecans lesion exist, and are they simple surgeries?
What sports can I play after surgery for a meniscus tear?
What should I study in college if I want to go into sports medicine?

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

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