Cavs fans are watching media reports closely as news comes out about Golden State Warriors All-Star Steph Curry’s ankle problems. What many don’t realize is it began shortly after he joined the NBA in 2010. He had his first reconstructive surgery in 2011 and only played 26 games that season. After his second surgery in […]
Every week, Dr. Joe Congeni, the director of Sports Medicine at Akron Children's Hospital, discusses timely topics for a sports medicine segment on WAKR 1590 AM’s Ray Horner Morning Show.
It’s an exciting time in Cleveland sports right now: It’s play-off time for the Cavaliers and everybody’s tuning in to see if this is our year. Unfortunately, we just heard Iman Shumpert took the last week of the regular season off to get his knee drained. Most likely, this stems from an injury he suffered […]
It’s been a disappointing few weeks in professional sports due to a couple of athletes’ abuse of performance-enhancing drugs (PED). Abraham Almonte, who was scheduled to be the Tribe’s opening day center fielder, was recently suspended for 80 games for using the banned substance Boldenone. A few weeks later Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid female athlete, […]
At 6′ tall, 230 pounds, Gary Ransom isn’t the average-sized patient at Akron Children’s. And, as his physical therapists will tell you, he isn’t the average athlete either. After suffering a season-ending knee injury last year, this Walsh University senior is ready to the return to football this fall with newfound strength and improved technique […]
Many people are talking about the bombshell that was dropped during yesterday’s congressional hearing. NFL executive Jeff Miller admitted to a link between CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) and NFL football. To me and I think many in the medical world, it’s not a huge deal. We’ve been studying CTE in football players for the past […]
I’ve heard rumblings that people are confused about Mo William’s recent knee injury and why it’s taken him out of the game for so long. The papers have thrown around the term, chondromalacia, which is an old term for a very common problem. Chondromalacia is just an advanced version of runner’s knee — the most […]