Jeremy Lin Hoping for Quick Recovery from Torn Meniscus

Jeremy Lin recovering from knee surgery (CBS.com)

Jeremy Lin has brought a lot of excitement and something to root for to New York Knicks fans and people around the country in general, but after the March 24th game, he complained about a sore left knee and an MRI revealed a small meniscus tear. On April 2nd,  Lin had surgery to repair the damage, and was already tweeting a picture of himself ... Read More...

Proper Attention to Concussions in Children’s Sports

Concussions are a serious threat to young athletes (womansday.com)

Years ago, if a child was playing a sport and was involved in a collision or impact with another player or object, they might come out of the game for a little bit. The coach would give them a look over and maybe ask them how many fingers he was holding up, then chalk it up to the child getting “dinged.” These days, we have a lot more ... Read More...

Dr. Terrell Joseph Compares Injuries From Skiing and Snowboarding

Dr. Terrell Joseph (vsortho.com)

The winter skiing and snowboarding season, albeit a mild one for many people in the country,  is almost over. The American Journal of Sports Medicine published its latest study comparing injuries of both sports.  Dr. Terrell Joseph, an orthopaedic surgeon with Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, summarized some of the findings: “According to the study, ... Read More...

Dr. Johnny Benjamin Discusses Safety Concerns in MMA Fighting and the UFC

Frankie Edgar (ufc.com)

Ever since Frankie Edgar lost to Benson Henderson in UFC 144, and some would even argue before that, there has been talk about Edgar needing to drop weight to enter a lower weight class. The reason for this is not just the typical comments that he is “too small” for his weight class, but also safety concerns.  Edgar is maxing out at bulking up ... Read More...

Hockey and Concussions: Changing the Game

Derek Boogaard (nytimes.com)

Hockey has always been a physical game, with the potential for injury being acknowledged by the players. However, in the last few years, concussions and head injuries have been covered more and more by the media. In 2011, Minnesota Wild NHL player Derek Boogaard died with the autopsy revealing significant brain damage, thought to be caused by ... Read More...

Young Celebrities With Heart Conditions: Shaun White and Miley Cyrus

February is National Heart Health Month, and in an effort to raise awareness, we stress how this issue affects everyone, even the young. Take Shaun White, for example. Shaun was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a defect that affects the flow of blood in the heart. To treat his condition, he underwent two open heart surgeries before he was a year old ... Read More...

Doctors Marvel: Muhammad Ali Still Fighting as He Approaches 70th Birthday

Muhammad Ali with longtime trainer Angelo Dundee (AP / usatoday.net)

Muhammad Ali is one of the greatest fighters to ever be involved in the sport of boxing. His accomplishments are nothing short of amazing. He also does things that ordinary people do,  like celebrate his birthday. On January 17th, Ali will celebrate turning seventy years old. Despite having Parkinson’s disease for more than three decades, the ... Read More...

Freestyle Skier Sarah Burke Under Watchful Eyes After Surgery

Competing in the X-Games has its positives and negatives. Along with the chance to showcase talent among the world’s top athletes, comes the chance for injury. Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke sustained a serious head injury on January 10th 2012 in Park City, Utah while practicing in the half pipe. She tore a vertebral artery, leading to ... Read More...