Sports Docs Weekly Blitz: Learning about Orthobiologics

Dear Cyclone Fanatics, Today we are going to learn about an up and coming area of orthopedics called Orthobiologics, which is the use of the body's own biologic capabilities to help facilitate healing and fend off the aging process. This includes a wide range of...

Sports Docs Weekly Blitz: Save the meniscus!

Cyclone Fanatics - Today we're going to learn about meniscus tears and how they are treated by orthopedic surgeons. The 'take home message' here is: SAVE the MENISCUS (if possible). First off, let me give you a typical scenario: A high school athlete twists a knee ...

Sports Docs Weekly Blitz: ACL Reconstruction

Dear Cyclone Fanatics, As my partners, Dr. Peter Buck and Dr. Bryan Warme and I have mentioned in previous posts, the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a very frequently injured ligament (estimates of over 250,000/year). It is the primary stabilizer of the...

Sports Docs Weekly Blitz: Pectoralis ruptures

Dear Cyclone Fanatics - Today I’m going to teach you a bit about a fairly infrequent injury to the shoulder: the pectoralis major tendon rupture. Unfortunately, this injury requires operative repair, followed by months of healing and rehabilitation. The pectoralis is a ...

Sports Docs’ Weekly Blitz: Ankle fractures

Want to book an appointment with Dr. Greenwald? CLICK HERE. Hello again Cyclone Fanatics!It's Dr. Thomas Greenwald here bringing you some information about the most commonly injured joint in the world - the ankle. Quite often this joint can be injured during s...

Sports Docs’ Weekly Blitz: Quadriceps Tendon Ruptures

Want to book an appointment with Dr. Greenwald? CLICK HERE. Hello Cyclone Fanatics --- It's Dr. Greenwald back again ready to blog about a relatively uncommon football injury, the quadriceps tendon rupture. The quad tendon is just above the knee joint and it conn...

Sports Docs’ Weekly Blitz: There is no offseason

Dear Cyclone Fanatics,Dr. Thomas Greenwald here welcoming you back to the world of ISU Sports Medicine. My partners in Sports Medicine at McFarland Clinic and fellow orthopedic consultants with the Iowa State Athletic Department, Dr. Peter Buck and Dr. Bryan War...

Sports docs’ weekly blitz: Meet our team

Dear Cyclone Fanatics - This week we are going to learn about the "TEAM" that helps keep your ISU athletes healthy: the athletic trainers and team physicians. Teamwork is critical for the success of the players and coaches and it's also very important...