Sports docs’ weekly blitz: Achilles Tendon injuries

References to Achilles injuries date back to Greek mythology.The expression “Achilles heel” implies a deadly weakness in spite of overall strength, which can actually or potentially lead to downfall. In college D-I football, an isolated Achilles injury in a powe...

Sports docs’ weekly blitz: What is the PCL anyway?

With all this talk about ACL injuries, you will occasionally hear about PCL injuries.What the heck is that all about?Deep in the inner sanctum of the knee is a space known as the notch. Within this pass are two ligaments, the ACL and the PCL (Posterior cruciate ligamen...

Sports docs’ weekly blitz: The importance of pre-hab

Hey Fanatics! Dr. Buck here.What a pleasure it is to write this week’s sports medicine blog after a sweet ISU victory over the Iowa Hawks. Let me tell you there was some serious celebrating in the pink locker room at Kinnick stadium. It’s great to be a Cycl...

The sports docs’ weekly blitz

Doc Pete Buck here. This entry marks the first foray of the three team orthopedic surgeons in Cyclone Fanatic. Dr. Tom Greenwald, Dr. Bryan Warme and I will be blogging about the status of sports medicine, injuries and rehabilitation. We work as the team orthoped...