Sports Docs Weekly Blitz: Collarbones and clavicles

Want to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon? Please call 515-239-4475 or click on the banner ad below to visit the McFarland Clinic’s brand new sports medicine website. Many years ago…. This was going to be the perfect Saturday morning for ...

Sports Doc Weekly Blitz: Something new on the sideline

Want to book an appointment with Dr. Buck? Call 515-239-3410 today or click on the banner ad below to visit the McFarland Clinic's brand new sports medicine website.  You may have to look closely, but there’s a new replay computer on the sidelines for ISU fo...

Sports Docs Weekly Blitz: The knee cap

What about the kneecap? In an earlier blog, I wrote about true knee dislocations such as the recent Teddy Bridgewater injury. Patella (kneecap) dislocations are not nearly as severe of an injury, yet they still remain a significant problem requiring weeks of ...

Sports Doc Weekly Blitz: The Bone Quiz

Dr. Buck back to the blog…….. Last week the medical blog listed some factoids about muscles.  With Halloween just around the corner, it seems appropriate to do the same with bones. So here’s another quiz: In a growing child, long bones grow in length...

Sports Docs Weekly Blitz: The Muscle Quiz

Dr. Buck here with a quiz about your muscles. Last week, the topic pertained to a pectoralis major muscle rupture and repair. Specifically, it talked about a rupture of the tendon of this chest muscle as it inserts into the upper arm (humerus) bone. Today ...

Sports Docs’ Weekly Blitz: PRP injections

Want to book an appointment with Dr. Buck? Click here. Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears recently had a PRP injection intended to speed the recovery of his injured knee MCL. Other notable athletes –Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal and many others have received PRP.Wh...

Sports Docs’ Weekly Blitz: The Meniscus

Want to book an appointment with Dr. Buck? Click here. With all the high tech approaches to sports medicine injuries, we sometimes don't discuss some of the more common injuries we see. Today, let's talk about knee meniscus injuries.There are two menisci in the kne...