Author Archives: Beth Sullivan

About Beth Sullivan

I am a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan who grew up in Hamburg, NY but now lives outside Athens, GA. I have been married to a Patriots, Red Sox and Packers fan for over 30 years and we are the proud parents of 5 kids and 8 grandkids. I am a board certified osteopathic physician with over 20 years experience. I am also a polymer clay artist and create one of a kind polymer pieces for jewelry, and home decor. You can see some of my recent work on Instagram @georgiapeachpolymer. If you have an idea for a topic you would like to see covered, shoot me a message on Twitter @GAPeachPolymer

Hamstring Injuries -What Makes Them Different?

Beth Sullivan | November 8th, 2018

 

Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons Kicker, Charles Clay – Buffalo Bills Tight End, Leonard Fournette – Jacksonville Jaguars Running Back lead a long list of NFL players who are or have battled hamstring issues during their career. Some players return after a week or two and some end up on IR. What makes hamstrings so difficult to pinpoint a time to return to play?

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Is it a Sprain or a Strain?

Beth Sullivan | November 7th, 2018

Throughout the NFL season, fans hear about an endless string of sprains and strains.  The latest in this cycle is the shoulder sprain sustained by Chris Ivory – RB for Buffalo Bills late in the Week 9 Bills-Bears game. Often these terms are used interchangeably by sports writers and fans, but they are actually 2 totally different yet similar injuries.

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UCL Injuries – Josh Allen Not your Average Injury

Beth Sullivan | October 16th, 2018

When The Buffalo Bills 1st round QB Josh Allen left Sunday’s game, the fans and administration at OBJ were probably surprised to hear what the injury was. UCL – ulnar collateral ligament injuries in NFL players, especially QBs are not nearly as common as they are in baseball players. Between 2010 and 2018 only 12 total were reported and of those 12 only 1 was treated surgically.

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Is there an ACL Injury Epidemic in the NFL?

Beth Sullivan | October 12th, 2018

Jay Ajayi, Jerick McKinnon, Jimmy Garoppolo, Keanu Neal, Derrius Guice, William Hayes, and Jeremy Hill,  headline the list of NFL feature players who have been bitten by the ACL injury bug that has driven football fans crazy. Jay Ajayi became the 39th reported ACL injury since March 2018. Everyone is discussing the epidemic of ACL injuries but in actuality, the numbers haven’t changed by a statistically significant amount since detailed injury statistics for all NFL teams started to be compiled during the 2000-2001 season. Typically every NFL team experiences 1.5 ACL injuries per NFL season each year.

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Injury Updates- Heels, Legs, and Knees Oh My!!!

Beth Sullivan | October 2nd, 2018

What is Haglund’s Deformity? How will Will Dissly play when he returns next season? Will Earl Thomas play another game for the Seahawks after his injury and telling his sideline that they are number 1 on Sunday?

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Tommy John Surgery History and Recovery

Beth Sullivan | September 28th, 2018

Tommy John Surgery is a fear of most baseball players, but especially pitchers. While anyone who has ever played baseball has heard of the surgery few know its history or what is involved in the rehabilitation process after the surgery. With the news earlier in the week that Shohei Ohtani, rookie pitcher and designated hitter for the LA Angels will undergo Tommy John Surgery as soon as the season is over, I thought a look at this procedure was warranted. Continue reading

Shoulder Dislocation – Ouch!!!

Beth Sullivan | September 25th, 2018

A shoulder dislocation is a frequent injury suffered by athletes such as football players because of the collisions and violent contact with other players and the ground. That statement became true when Anthony Miller experienced a left shoulder dislocation in Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

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