McFarland Clinic

Sports Docs' Weekly Blitz: 2014-2016 Archives

Text Size
Smaller Larger

September 15, 2017

Since 2014 the Sports Docs Weekly Blitz from CycloneFanatic.com has featured news, information, and education about orthopedic sports medicine, injuries, and treatment. It is written by the Orthopedic Sports Medicine surgeons of McFarland Sports Medicine, the official physicians of Iowa State University Athletics. It is published weekly during the college...
Read More

November 9, 2016

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a very frequently injured ligament (estimates of over 250,000/year). It is the primary stabilizer of the knee, both with regard to anterior translation and rotational movement. 

Read More

November 2, 2016

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

Read More

October 27, 2016

Last week the medical blog listed some factoids about muscles. And with Halloween just around the corner, it seems appropriate to do the same with bones.

Read More

October 24, 2016

Today we will go back to the basics. By their contraction, skeletal muscles are responsible for human locomotion, erect posture and extremity movement. 

Read More

October 12, 2016

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. 

Read More

October 5, 2016

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs: My Most Common Procedure


While rotator cuff tears are very common in the 50+ 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.  

Read More

September 22, 2016

This week I want to address a relatively rare and sometimes confusing sports injury: the Shoulder Separation. This injury generally results from a direct blow to the top of the shoulder, such as when a quarterback is sacked and the shoulder in driven into the ground.

Read More

September 16, 2016

Last week I focused on knee dislocations, a rare and particularly severe knee injury. This week I’ll cover Pivot Shift injuries, which are much more common.

A pivot-shift is a partial dislocation of the knee. It usually occurs with a non-contact injury and accounts for a large majority of ACL injuries.

Read More

September 7, 2016

With all the news about Teddy Bridgewater and his knee dislocation, what’s all the fuss? Reports are that he tore his ACL. Doesn’t this happen all the time?… Why is there so much sports talk about this injury?

Read More
Previous
of 4
Showing 1-10 of 38
© 2020 McFarland Clinic. All rights reserved.