Tag Archives: ACL

ACL Recovery -The Long Road Back

Dr. Beth Sullivan | June 15th, 2019

Klay Thompson suffered a torn ACL in the third quarter of game 6 of the NBA Finals Thursday night. This is just the latest in a long list of injuries suffered by the Golden State Warriors this season. This injury occurred just 3 days after Kevin Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles Tendon in Game 5.  The common issue in both of these injuries is that both players had recently returned from a different injury before suffering their more devastating injuries. Did the prior injury contribute to the new injury? Did the GSW medical staff doom the team because they cleared both Durant and Thompson to play? I am sure questions like these will make the rounds during this offseason. Continue reading

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Understanding Knee Anatomy – A Guide for the Sports Fan

Beth Sullivan | March 28th, 2019

Knee injuries are a tough injury for athletes and an even tougher injury for the fan to understand. In light of the recent devastating injury to Steven Souza Jr. I thought an explanation of the knee anatomy, might help fans understand the injury he has sustained and the long road to recovery he is facing. In addition, I hope this will be a good place for fans of other sports, besides baseball, to refer to for a better understanding of the injury when another player they follow gets injured.  Continue reading

NFL Injury Rates Keep Rising or Do They?

Beth Sullivan | August 4th, 2018

Each year when training camps open in the NFL hope for the upcoming season runs high with the fan base. Then the injuries begin happening and fans get upset. There are several calls to fire the strength and conditioning staff or multiple comments that the players didn’t do enough during their break between OTA’s and training camp to stay in shape. Everyone has a reason, but there are few answers as to what is causing the “spike” in injuries. So far two torn achilles tendons, 11 ACL tears, and 6 hamstring injuries have been reported and we are only halfway through the second week of training camp.

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