Millions of people will gather around the television tonight to watch America’s Favorite Sport, as the NFL’s New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons go head-to-head in Super Bowl LI. And while the players gear up for the biggest game of their career – some with chronic aches and pains brought on by years on the turf – we’re left to wonder, what about life after the game? As an orthopedic surgeon at Southern Joint Replacement Institute (SJRI) on the campus of TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, many of the patients we see are former or current athletes. Football is… Read more.
All eyes are on Rio for the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics. While everyone awaits the opening ceremony, the spectacle of competing Olympians, and a sea of cheering fans, young performance athletes in New Hampshire are perfecting their craft and staving off injury – perhaps for a collegiate, amateur or professional future – with the help of HCA’s Parkland Medical Center. Elizabeth Sciola, an orthopedic physical therapist in the hospital’s rehabilitative services department, started the Back on Pointe program 10 years ago to serve dancers, gymnasts, ice skaters and cheerleaders. So far, they have served approximately 150 performance athletes ranging from… Read more.
Whether you’ve been following the NBA or NHL playoffs or took in the English Premier League soccer championships, it’s been an exciting time in sports the past several weeks. The thrill of watching your favorite sports team and player succeed, the camaraderie shared with friends and strangers, and the roller coaster ride of emotions after pulling off a last-second victory is only hampered by the one thing (besides losing) fans dread most – an injury. Just over one week ago, Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry, arguably the best player in the NBA, suffered a grade 1 MCL sprain… Read more.