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.

Athletes chant “hip, hip hooray” for the latest in hip surgery

Hip Arthroscopy

There’s a hot new trend in hip surgery called hip arthroscopy that’s helping athletes avoid hip replacements later in life. And the good news is it’s a relatively simple surgery, so the complications and recovery time are minimal.

Tony Romo’s quick return to play no surprise for medical professionals

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After Tony Romo’s recent back injury, many fans were shocked by his return after only two weeks — not to mention his 3 touchdown passes in a 31-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in his first game back.

Study proves sports offer young women a winning future

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In a recently released study, I was thrilled to see there are significant advantages for young women who play sports. Not only does exercise improve a young woman’s health, but it also prepares her for victory in the future.

Keeping up with the Jones fracture

Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack was carted off field with serious lower leg injury during the Oct. 12 game against the Steelers.

In recent weeks, we’ve seen some severe sports injuries. Cleveland Browns’ Alex Mack broke his leg and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant just suffered what’s known as a Jones fracture, just to name a few. A Jones fracture occurs an inch or two down the fifth metatarsal, or the bone on the outside of the […]

Field turf may be a safer bet over grass, according to research

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Research is proving field turf may be a safer bet versus grass. Although it could soon be a moot point as more and more high school and professional athletes are playing on field turf, it’s good to know the facts. Research shows that softer turf is creating a safer playing field for athletes and decreasing […]

Concussions didn’t cause deaths of high school football players


It was a tragic week in high school football nationally: 3 deaths in 4 days. The causes were due to brain bleeds, not concussions. Concussions don’t cause bleeding or swelling in the brain. While it’s a scary situation, it’s important to understand the facts.