Archive for 'Sports Injuries'

Burners and Stingers

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It is that time of year again when weekends are spent at stadiums taking in football games, or at home watching them on TV.  From a sports and entertainment standpoint, for me this is the best time of the year.  From a professional standpoint, this is a busy time due to the increased number of traumatic sports injuries.  So much so that we host a Saturday morning sports injury clinic at my office during football season to help manage ...

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Concussions: Interview with Dr. Tad Seifert

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Concussions have been a hot topic in sports medicine over the past few years, fueled mainly by the attention they have received in the NFL.  Since football season is now getting into full swing, I have asked a local concussion expert and head of the Norton Sports Health concussion program, Dr. Tad Seifert, to answer some questions about concussions.

“Dr. Seifert, how does an athlete know if they have sustained a concussion?”

There are many classic symptoms typically associated with sports-related concussion, ...

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Fantasy Football Injury Analysis: Ryan Matthews’ Clavicle Fracture

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Here is a pre-season stat line that makes fantasy owners sick:

RB Ryan Matthews: 1 carry, 5 yards, 1 broken clavicle

Matthews was projected to have a huge fantasy season, so how much will this affect his production?  Matthews had surgery to fix the clavicle right away, and the team released a statement saying that he should return in 4-6 weeks.  Let’s examine the medical facts and see if this makes ...

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The Heat Is On

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I have lived in Kentucky all my life, and this is definitely the hottest summer I can remember.  Our geography here can make it miserable in times of extreme heat because of the abundance of clay soil and its poor heat dissipation properties, and the miles and miles of rivers and streams that can add to the humidity.  This ...

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Turf Toe

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Turf toe is a term that’s thrown around a lot in professional sports, especially in the NFL, but what exactly is it? Does it only occur when playing sports on turf? Why does a toe injury keep players out of action so long? What athletes are at risk for turf toe? I’ll try to answer a few of those questions and more today.

Turf toe is a hyperextension injury of the great or big toe. The ...

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