When a high profile athlete suffers an injury, the world takes notice. Especially when it is Northen Irish professional golfer Rory McIlroy, who opted to sit out of the 144th British Open due to an ankle injury. McIlroy wearing a boot and crutches posted the photo on his Instagram explaining, “Total rupture of left ATFL … Continue reading Rory McIlroy misses The Open due to ankle injury – ATFL explained
The spine plays a major role in our human structure, keeping us upright and connecting parts of our skeleton. If there are problems with your spine, it can be very painful and may need medical attention. If you suffer from scoliosis this means you have a curve of your spine. Scoliosis is not the same … Continue reading Ahead of the curve: Offering relief from scoliosis pain
Pain in the shoulder or elbow isn’t just for pitchers and quarterbacks. If you’re a golfer or tennis player gearing up for the spring and summer, you may already know that. But even if you aren’t, persistent or recurring pain in the shoulder or elbow joints is something that affects many Americans due to overuse … Continue reading Don’t shrug off shoulder and elbow pain
Now that the Dallas Cowboys have clinched the NFC East title, fans are hopeful that their star running back DeMarco Murray is primed for a deep playoff run. So how might his surgically-repaired left hand hold up in the coming weeks? Dr. Alan Jones, the medical director of orthopaedic trauma services at Baylor University Medical Center at … Continue reading How might DeMarco Murray’s broken hand hold up?
The following blog post was written by Robert Berry, DO, the Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. Dr. Berry is a board certified orthopedic surgeon interested in Sports Medicine. Over his career, he has worked with several sports teams, including the San Diego Chargers. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has had two … Continue reading Cowboys QB Tony Romo back injury outlook
If you missed last night’s panel discussion on The Broken Hip series, we’ve got you covered. You can watch a full video of the event above and take a look at some of the Tweets below. KERA’s Health reporter, Lauren Silverman, hosted the panel. It featured Dr. Alan Jones, the medical director of orthopaedic trauma … Continue reading KERA’s Broken Hip panel discussion recap [with video]
When it comes to playing sports, your knee can take a lot of abuse. While you’re jumping, lunging and running you may be unaware of the stress you’re putting on your knees. Females and males are built differently, and women experience more knee injuries than their male counterparts. Especially for females, tearing the ACL (Anterior … Continue reading Athletes and ACL injuries — Are you at risk?
To help prepare you for KERA’s “Broken Hip” panel discussion here next week, we’re revisiting an interview that first appeared on the Think radio show, hosted by Krys Boyd, earlier this year. Dr. Alan Jones, medical director of orthopedic trauma at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, was one of the guests who spoke about … Continue reading Broken Hip series from KERA tackles key questions
Next week, KERA will take its fascinating “Broken Hip” series to the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas for a live panel discussion. The program, which is open to the public (RSVPs are required), will be moderated by KERA’s Health reporter, Lauren Silverman. She’ll provide an overview of The Broken … Continue reading KERA’s ‘Broken Hip’ live event: Submit your questions now
Crutches have been around long before Tiny Tim and The Christmas Carol. It turns out that people have used some type of support for injuries dating back thousands of years. No matter how long crutches have been around, when you get an injury that needs crutches, everything may feel completely new to you. You may … Continue reading Are crutches weighing you down?