Episode 99: Why are Achilles tendon ruptures such devastating injuries for athletes?

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In the Zone
Why are Achilles tendon ruptures such devastating injuries for athletes, and who is at risk for suffering them?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Kobe Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers guard
Ryan Howard – Philadelphia Phillies first baseman
Johnny Cueto – Cincinnati Reds pitcher
Matt Kemp – Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder
Derek Jeter – New York Yankees shortstop

Ask Dr. Geier
Can I play soccer without an intact ACL?
Will removing a plica from the knee of a 13-year-old athlete give him problems later on?
What types of exercise can I do safely while a stress fracture heals?
When can I return to soccer after a fifth metatarsal fracture?
Can I wait and have surgery for an ACL and meniscus tear months or years from now?

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