Tag Archives: ACL tear

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

Episode 142: What can mothers do to get their children more active?

What can mothers do to get their children more active? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of former Auburn running back Tre Mason, former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger, former Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, former Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland, Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.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

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