Tag Archives: ACL tear

Episode 166: How can dental health affect sports performance?

How can dental health affect sports performance? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Los Angeles Dodgers Dan Haren, and Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 165: Is playing on artificial turf more dangerous than playing on grass?

Is playing on artificial turf more dangerous than playing on grass? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo, Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, and Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Three risk factors for a second ACL injury

Imagine you are a high school basketball player or an adult who plays recreational soccer. You land from a jump awkwardly and feel your knee buckle. It swells up immediately and you struggle to bear any weight on that leg. After a trip to see an orthopaedic surgeon, you learn that you tore your ACL. Now you face surgery, 6-12 months of physical therapy, and a long absence from sports. Now imagine the possibility that after all of that work after surgery, you could tear the graft or tear the ACL in your other knee.Continue Reading

Injuries likely to impact the World Cup

The World Cup begins later this week, and millions of soccer fans from nations from all over the world will watch the action on the fields in Brazil. A number of important players will either miss the World Cup completely or could miss some significant early games. These are some of the key injuries heading into the tournament and brief descriptions of their treatments and rehabilitation.Continue Reading

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