Episode 81: Are herbal and other dietary supplements safe and effective for athletes?

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In the Zone
Are herbal and other dietary supplements safe and effective for athletes? (starts at 4:36)

That’s Gotta Hurt
Rafael Furcal – St. Louis Cardinals shortstop (starts at 23:06)
Lindsey Vonn – Olympic skier (starts at 26:39)
Marc Staal – New York Rangers defenseman (starts at 31:23)
Jadeveon Clowney – University of South Carolina defensive end (starts at 36:24)

Ask Dr. Geier
Can patellar problems develop after repair of a patella tendon rupture? (starts at 41:40)
Should I worry about a Popeye deformity after a proximal biceps tendon rupture? (starts at 44:32)
Can a plica reappear after surgery to remove one, or are other causes of knee pain more likely? (starts at 47:33)
When can I safely return to sports and exercise after surgery to repair a jersey finger? (starts at 50:14)

Fan Favorites and Trash Talkers
Comments from listeners on the show and our previous discussions (starts at 53:30)


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