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It is taken for granted now that athletes can be repaired. That their shoulders and elbows and hips and knees and ankles, torn asunder in the many ways that sports can destroy the human body (in a football collision, throwing a baseball, screaming down a ski slope), can be restored to something resembling their original condition. That an athlete -- carted-off, air-casted, bedridden and full of pain and self-doubt, contemplating life after athletics -- can be returned to the field as if transported through time to the moment before he was hurt. It was not always thus, however. In fact, it is a relatively new condition, one that has altered not just the physical and emotional, but also the economic paradigm of modern sports.
While in town to see Stanley Johnson, John Calipari apparently offered his Mater Dei teammate Michael Cage, Jr. a scholarship. Cage is a 2016 power forward and the son of former NBA center Michael Cage, who played for Calipari when he coached the New Jersey Nets. The elder Cage tweeted the news yesterday.
Dr. Shepard was interviewed by PBS for an article to help people who do not enjoy exercise become more active.
10 Fitness Tips for People Who Don’t Want to Work Out
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Less than 5% of all tennis elbow diagnoses are related to actually playing tennis. We recent spoke with Dr. Michael Shepard, a board certified orthopedic surgeon at HOI with specialty in sports medicine and overhead athletes who filled us in on this common injury.
Reed Williams leads the UCLA Bruins with seven goals on the season, which is also good for a tie for third in the conference. The junior forward from Newport Beach, Calif. has also posted a single-season best 18 points (7 g, 4 a) in 2012 and had multiple goal games against Maryland on Aug. 31 and San Diego State on Oct. 12. This is the second time that Williams has made the All-Pac-12 team after he was named honorable mention as a freshman in 2010.
Jennie Krauser returned from ACL surgery this year to lead the NC State Wolfpack Soccer team in scoring. Jennie has had both her right and left ACL reconstructed with Dr Shepard in the past 5 years.
Employers flying their employees to Hoag Orthopaedic Institute for a high quality surgery experience. (LA Times article)
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Jenny Krauser coming off of ACL surgery has returned to her scoring ways and leads the NC STATE women's soccer team in goals scored. Jennie has had ACL surgery on both knees. Recently, she scored twice for the Wolfpack against appalaichan state - her second goal has become a you tube sensation!
Sure, mountain biking is fun, but it's not without a little pain every now and then. About.com caught up with Dr. Michael Shepard, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty in sports medicine from Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, CA, and Dr. Tim Brown, sports chiropractic physician, medical director for the Association of Surfing Professionals and founder of IntelliSkin. The experts in sports medicine addressed the most common cycling aches, pains and injuries.
Achy? Injured? Sore? Mountain Biking places high loads on joints that we normally don't think of as load bearing (i.e., elbows, shoulders, wrists). This can be analogous to walking on your hands, says Dr. Michael Shepard, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty in sports medicine from Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, CA. That's because mountain bikers load their body weight across the upper extremity joints when traveling downhill.
What you're about to read is an email a very intense football coach recently sent to his players. Can you guess the level he coaches?
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