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October 9, 2015

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.

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October 1, 2015

 Dr. Greenwald blogs about a relatively uncommon football injury, the quadriceps tendon rupture.  The quad tendon is just above the knee joint and it connects the four thigh muscles to the patella (knee cap).  These are the largest muscles in the body, and allow one to run and jump.  

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September 25, 2015

McFarland Clinic is pleased to announce Megan Ruopp, ARNP joined the McFarland Clinic Marshalltown Family Medicine office in September 2015.  

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September 24, 2015

With many advances in orthopedic sports medicine, it seems amazing that we have not seen a decrease in the incidence of ACL injuries. It's true that we have not witnessed a downward trend of these injuries in spite of increased awareness and programs designed to strengthen muscles around the knee and improve neuromuscular control. 

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September 17, 2015

McFarland Clinic is pleased to announce Greg Sachs, MD, FACS will join the McFarland Clinic Surgery Department in September 2015. 

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September 17, 2015

While rotator cuff tears are very common in the 50-plus age group, they are relatively uncommon in 20 year-olds. However, each fall I do a hand-full of rotator cuff repairs on football players from Iowa State and the surrounding high schools.

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September 10, 2015

In the early days of the NFL and major college football, biceps injuries were as rare as hen’s teeth. Now biceps ruptures are posted in injury reports almost every week. Why is that?? 

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September 2, 2015

Football season is finally here.

It is one of my favorite times of the year and taking care of Iowa State football is one of the best parts of my job as an Orthopedic Sports Surgeon here in central Iowa. As the season progresses, we will likely have reason to discuss various aspects of Sports Medicine as it relates to college football. Before we get to that, however, I decided to blog today on an awesome international wrestling experience from which I just returned.
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August 27, 2015

During his junior year in college, Nazareth Mitrou-Long knew something was wrong when he couldn't get his muscles warmed up. He later learned that the shape of his hips were causing him pain and he needed a procedure called Hip Arthroscopy. Nazareth tells his story about hip surgery and his journey back to the court

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August 24, 2015

McFarland Clinic is pleased to announce Dan Fulton, MD joined McFarland Clinic Infectious Diseases Department. Dr. Fulton began seeing patients in August. 

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