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November 13, 2014

Basketball Player Georges Niang describes the moment his basketball season ended. Initially he thought it was a sprain, but later learned he had broken his foot. McFarland Clinic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Dr. Thomas Greenwald explains this common injury as well as treatment options.

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November 12, 2014

As basketball season gets started, I wanted to briefly discuss one of the most common basketball injuries that often needs surgery - that being the ACL. The ACL, as most sports enthusiasts probably already understand, is a ligament inside the knee that helps stabilize the knee joint, especially during cutting and pivoting motions.

Read More about Sports docs' weekly blitz: ACL Reconstruction & graft selection

November 5, 2014

This week we are going to learn about Jones fractures, a term used to describe a break of the fifth metatarsal, which is the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe.

Read More about Sports docs' weekly blitz: The Jones fracture

October 30, 2014

Dr. Greenwald goes in-depth on shoulder dislocations in today's blog.

Read More about Sports docs' weekly blitz: Shoulder dislocations

October 23, 2014

Dr. Greenwald fills us in on meniscal tears today at

Read More about Sports docs' weekly blitz: The meniscus

October 16, 2014

Ankle sprains are some of the most common injuries in sports. When they occur low down by the bony protuberances (“malleoli”) on either the outside or the inside of the ankle, they are generally treated symptomatically until the athlete is able to return to competition. When they sprain occurs higher up between the two leg bones (tibia and fibula), the sprain takes much longer to heal and often requires surgery.

Read More about Sports docs' weekly blitz: The dreaded high-ankle sprain

October 9, 2014

References to Achilles injuries date back to Greek mythology. Dr. Peter Buck discusses the injury.

Read More about Sports docs' weekly blitz: Achilles Tendon injuries

October 2, 2014

Last week, Dr. Buck discussed the PCL. This week, I want to address another relatively rare and sometimes confusing sports injury: shoulder separation.

Read More about Sports docs' weekly blitz: Shoulder separations & the impact of arthroscopy

September 25, 2014

With all this talk about ACL injuries, you will occasionally hear about PCL injuries. Dr. Peter Buck explains what a PCL is and why it's important.

Read More about Sports docs' weekly blitz: What is the PCL anyway?

September 23, 2014

Leadership from Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center (MMSC) and McFarland Clinic are pleased to announce a new partnership to expand cancer services in Marshalltown. While McFarland Clinic has offered medical oncology and surgical services locally for many years, this partnership would expand on the current cancer services to add radiation therapy treatment options.

Read More about MMSC and McFarland Clinic Partner on Radiation Therapy
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