A recent study that looked at herniated disc injuries in NBA players pointed out an interesting fact: Out of basketball’s 5 positions, center was the No. 1 position for disc injuries and these players were most likely to require surgery. Point guards were the least likely to suffer this injury.
In the recent teasing-gone-wrong incident where Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin punched his equipment manager and broke his hand, I’m reminded of an injury we see fairly often in our office. It’s called a boxer’s fracture and really is a jab at an amateur punch, where the hitter breaks his own hand in the process. […]
This time of year when temperatures hover around zero, it’s a great time for our young athletes to take the season off and rest their muscles. It’s crucial because studies prove when kids play sports 9 or more months a year — or play more than 5 days a week — their rate for an […]
We’re coming up on wrestling’s peak season and something as simple as a rash could be devastating to these hard-working grapplers, derailing their entire tournament season. About 90 percent of the rashes we see are caused by ringworm, herpes and bacterial infections, such as staph impetigo. They are highly contagious and if left untreated, the […]
Putting all the madness aside, Johnny Manziel recently suffered what’s called in the sports medicine world a Monday Morning concussion. With this type of head injury, a player who takes a hard hit during a game — whether it be football, lacrosse or soccer — his symptoms may take 24 to 48 hours to present […]
Last week, I had the opportunity to watch the Boston premiere of Concussion with other sports medicine specialists from coast to coast. The movie depicts the controversial story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, played by Will Smith, who performed brain biopsies on former NFL players and discovered neurological deterioration due to repeated head injuries. He published […]