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.

Ultrasound emerging as important diagnostic tool in sports medicine


Though ultrasound technology is nothing new in health care, it’s become an emerging and exciting tool in sports medicine in recent years. It’s being used in several ways to help us diagnose patients and avoid the use of time-consuming, costly equipment like MRI scanners.

CME conference to cover hottest issues in adolescent sports medicine

Flickr/Oscar Rethwill

On Friday, March 6, we’re bringing in local and national speakers to talk about today’s hot issues in adolescent sports medicine. We’ll cover everything from sports nutrition and supplementation to hip arthroscopy for labral tears, to the 2 newest approaches to ACL surgery. My talk will focus on the elbow’s UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) and a common myth associated with it.

Injuries abound in basketball, baseball

Kevin Durant has missed 28 games this season due to a foot fracture and its lingering effects, and was recently ruled out for another week following a procedure to have a screw in the foot replaced.

Sports medicine is taking the spotlight in basketball and baseball these days. The leagues are plagued by multiple injuries — from minor to major, life-threatening scares.

Meniscus tears are more common in older athletes

Victor Martinez

Though it’s tough to believe amongst these frigid temps, spring training has finally arrived. Our old friend Victor Martinez (of the Detroit Tigers) is expected to join his team in Florida in 4 to 6 weeks after having surgery on a torn meniscus. It’s a common injury in older athletes because the cartilage tends to […]

College students take a deep dive into concussion research, treatment

College students visit sports medicine center to learn about concussions

My Neurological Disorders and Diseases class at Thiel College, located in Greenville, PA, recently visited Akron Children’s Sports Medicine Center to learn about concussions. The information I learned made me rethink back to my days as an athlete and of the possible concussions that went misdiagnosed.

Injuries plagued players in Super Bowl XLIX

Julian Edelman played college football at Kent State. He was drafted in the 7th round by the Patriots in 2009.

This year’s Super Bowl XLIX was an exciting, albeit violent game. New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman played an amazing game, but took a significant blow that’s raising debate on whether or not he suffered a concussion.