Pain killing injections are common in the NFL. A variety of medications are used in a variety of locations for many reasons. The three most common types of injections are anti-inflammatory (e.g. Toradol), anesthetic (e.g. Marcaine, etc.) and steroid (i.e…. Read More ›
Month: May 2012
Navigating the NFL Injury Report: Orthobiologic Treatments
Orthobiologics are a hot topic among orthopedic surgeons who treat professional athletes. Generated from natural substances in the body and often formulated into high concentration treatments, substances like platelet-rich plasma, bone marrow injections and other stem cell treatments and bone… Read More ›
Navigating the NFL Injury Report: Concussion
A concussion is defined as any traumatic and temporary impairment of neurologic function. Though sometimes applied confusingly in the past, this definition includes all brain injuries regardless of severity or length of symptoms. Minor symptoms, including a player having his… Read More ›
Hakeem Nicks: Is 12 Weeks A Realistic Timetable For Recovery?
Hakeem Nicks broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot yesterday. Early estimates put his expected recovery at 12 weeks, giving him a chance to return to the field by mid-August. Giants’ head coach Tom Coughlin wasn’t as confident, saying “it’s… Read More ›
Navigating the NFL Injury Report: Foot and Ankle Injuries
Ankle Sprains The classic (low or lateral) ankle sprain occurs when the foot is flexed inward (inversion injury). These common injuries are treated with boot immobilization and aggressive rehabilitation and rarely result in loss of playing time. Grade 3 injuries… Read More ›
Beanie Wells: Microfracture?
When asked about his late January knee surgery yesterday, Beanie Wells told reporters that it was “just a scope,” then suggested it was “a little more complicated” than meniscus surgery. When asked specifically about microfracture surgery, Wells reportedly smiled but… Read More ›
Navigating the NFL Injury Report: Knee Injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Sprain The ACL is the critical knee ligament preventing the shin bone from sliding forward or rotating too far when the knee is under stress. ACL tears can occur after a direct blow to the knee… Read More ›
Navigating the NFL Injury Report: Shoulder Injuries
Acromioclavicular (AC) joint sprain (Shoulder Separation) The AC joint is at the top of the shoulder where part of the shoulder blade (the acromion of the scapula) and the collarbone (clavicle) meet. Like the knee, ankle and elbow, there are… Read More ›