Tag Archives: ACL tear

Video: ACL reconstruction surgery

Have you ever wondered what ACL reconstruction surgery actually involves? In this surgical video, I show you the basic steps involved in removing the torn ACL and using a patellar tendon graft to make a new ligament.Continue Reading

Episode 122: How do snowboarding injuries compare to skiing injuries?

As snowboarding increases in popularity, have the injuries from snowboarding increased, and how do they compare to injuries in skiing? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco, Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley, Cleveland Browns DB Joe Haden, San Francisco 49ers FB Bruce Miller, and Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 116: What is the significance of the new ligament recently discovered in the knee?

Has a new ligament in the knee really been discovered? If so, what is the potential significance of this finding? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, and University of Louisville guard Kevin Ware. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 115: How do you treat dental injuries in sports?

How can doctors, athletic trainers, parents, and coaches treat dental injuries quickly when they occur? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera, Wake Forest WR Michael Campanaro, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham, Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose, Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice and the spike in ACL injuries this season in the NFL. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Strategies to decrease basketball injuries

With basketball starting up across the nation, it is a good time to consider some simple strategies that might decrease the number of injuries this season.Continue Reading

Episode 112: Can genetics influence athletic performance?

Can specific genes determine athletic potential and the sports kids should play? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Luke Joeckel and quarterback Blaine Gabbert, and Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

When is an athlete ready for sports after ACL surgery?

What factors should orthopaedic surgeons use to determine if an athlete is ready to return to sports after ACL reconstruction?Continue Reading

Episode 111: Can athletes demand to play against medical advice?

What is the role of a team doctor and athletic trainer who want to hold an injured athlete out of competition despite the athlete demanding to play? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Oklahoma City Thunder G Russell Westbrook, Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker, San Diego Chargers LB Dwight Freeney, Texas Rangers P Yu Darvish, and Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 108: Can the Long-Term Athletic Development model create healthy elite youth athletes?

Can Canada’s Long-Term Athletic Development model for youth sports development create elite athletes with less risk of injury? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen, New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez, Ohio State QB Braxton Miller, and Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 105: Do psychological factors affect return from ACL surgery?

Do fear of reinjury and other psychological factors affect return to sports after ACL surgery? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel, and Creekside High School De’Antre Turman. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

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