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New sideline tests could improve concussion assessments

A star wide receiver crosses the field and makes a leaping catch late in the game against his high school’s biggest rival. Before his feet hit the ground, the opposing free safety, running full speed, crushes him. The force of the defender’s shoulder hitting his chest snaps his head back. Now he’s lying flat on his back, motionless. Athletic trainers rush to his aid and help him to his feet. While noticeably groggy, he manages to slowly walk off the field. Now the team doctor and athletic trainer must quickly decide whether the injured player suffered a concussion. Continue Reading

Episode 89: How much do meniscal tears affect sports performance?

Meniscal tears are one of the most common injuries among athletes and active people. How much do these injuries and the surgeries to treat them affect sports and exercise performance? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Green Bay Packers’ Eddie Lacy, Minnesota Vikings’ Christian Ponder, and Utah soccer referee Ricardo Portillo. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

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