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Dr. Andrews and his impact (1 Viewer)

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I suppose only diehard fans would know whom I'm talking about. You might recall he had a heart attack recently. He didn't perform Carson's surgery because of that and the guy that did was quite a braggart. Who knows how good a job he did or didn't. Anyhow, I was googling any injuries that came to mind and this guy seems to do every NFL star's surgery.

If you've got a sec, can you try a few rounds at google to find one he didn't do on a star.(He must be expensive if he's only doing stars of the NFL but...)

I wonder why he is so good and if he retires, will that impact the game at all. OR are there plenty of surgeons, we don't know by name, that can "fill the bill"? In the last 20 years, knee reconstruction has come a long way. If I'm not mistaken so has turf toe and achilles and some others. Will it matter if the surgeon retires?

 
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I suppose only diehard fans would know whom I'm talking about. You might recall he had a heart attack recently. He didn't perform Carson's surgery because of that and the guy that did was quite a braggart. Who knows how good a job he did or didn't. Anyhow, I was googling any injuries that came to mind and this guy seems to do every NFL star's surgery.

If you've got a sec, can you try a few rounds at google to find one he didn't do on a star.(He must be expensive if he's only doing stars of the NFL but...)

I wonder why he is so good and if he retires, will that impact the game at all. OR are there plenty of surgeons, we don't know by name, that can "fill the bill"? In the last 20 years, knee reconstruction has come a long way. If I'm not mistaken so has turf toe and achilles and some others. Will it matter if the surgeon retires?
Since HE didn't do Palmer's surgey, I guess we'll know something about one other guy at least next season.Overall, I'd venture that there are multiple outstanding surgeons waitng to fill in.

 
Dr. Richard Steadman, who invented the "microfracture knee operation", is considered one of America's leading experts on ACL. Like Dr. Andrews, players seek him out beyond their team doctors.Knee HeroArticle sub-titled, "Anquan Boldin's Injuries Preventable" (LINK)

(Former NFL player commented) that many players don't use team doctors for serious injuries, but will instead consult with experts like Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama, or Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colorado.
Swann-ties (LINK)
Eric Swann (DT, AZ) went to San Francisco on Wednesday to be examined by Dr. Richard Steadman, the noted knee specialist who performed the surgery on Dec. 7. Tests conducted by Steadman showed the strength and flexibility of the knee had increased from 50 percent to 80 percent of normal.Swann played in seven games last season, then had surgery performed by the Cardinals' orthopedist Russell Chick. The team expected him back in a few weeks, but he was dissatisfied with the results and went to Steadman, the Colorado-based doctor who performed major surgery on Olympic gold medalist skier Picabo Street and many other noted athletes."It was a smart decision on my behalf," he said. "It's a personal decision and it's not against anybody else. Eric Swann has to take care of Eric Swann."Steadman performed an unusual "microfacture" surgery designed to help regenerate cartilage growth. Swann said he had been in extreme pain and his career would have been over if he'd tried to play the remainder of last season.
Dr. Steadman has own Sports Medicine Foundation; his website: http://www.shsmf.org/Sporting News refers to Dr. Steadman as the "Uber-doc" who worked on Kenechi Udeze's knee.
 

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