A podcast that features sports injuries, sports updates, orthopedic sports treatments, and cutting-edge surgical discussions. Dr. Grant Garcia and William Sanchez discuss what’s hot in sports and how sports orthopedics plays a big part in keeping our athletes going.
“All Sports, All Orthopedics, All the Time.” By William Sanchez and Dr. Grant Garcia.
A podcast that features sports injuries, sports updates, orthopedic sports treatments, and cutting-edge surgical discussions. We discuss what’s hot in sports and how sports orthopedics plays a big part in keeping our athletes going.
In this podcast episode, William Sanchez and Dr. Grant Garcia interview foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Anthony Yi. The discussion focuses on getting patients back on their feet as soon as possible after foot and ankle injuries.
One of the key topics is ankle fractures, particularly the use of Fibular Nail (Arthrex Fibulock) in the rehabilitation process. When soft tissue injuries often accompany ankle fractures Dr. Yi suggests that ligament repair supplemented with an internal brace can facilitate an earlier and more efficient rehabilitation process by allowing for early motion and rehab. The group discusses the use of Tightrope for syndesmosis repair and its benefits including flexible fixation, improved joint alignment, and reduced risk of subsequent procedures.
If you have heard our podcast before, you know that using the internal brace is one of Will’s favorite topics to discuss. We discuss its use for chronic ankle instability, focusing on athletes who experience recurrent ankle sprains and their struggle with trusting their ankles. Incorporating the internal brace can accelerate the rehab time by approximately four weeks.
From Fibular Nail and ligament repair with an internal brace to Tightrope for syndesmosis repair and managing Achilles ruptures, the discussion provides valuable information for medical professionals and sports enthusiasts. More importantly, can Dr. Yi answer this episode's trivia question? Hint: Harvard versus Penn in a bragging rights Ivy League showdown.
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