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On having metal in your body (surgical implants, weather pains, and more)

December 8, 2014


Introduction I’ve found any discussion on surgical hardware sorely lacking. For years I assumed I was looking in the wrong places. At this point, I don’t think a solid discussion is out there. I’m near positive it doesn’t all exist in a comprehensive manner, which I’m hoping to ameliorate. My feeling is what may be […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #1

July 30, 2014

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This is an idea I got from Bill Simmons. Particularly during the NFL season, Simmons will empty out his email inbox. There isn’t much of a theme to it, it goes off on tangents, can be random, but it’s a way to get a bunch of different thoughts and comments out there. I thought I’d try something […]

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April 2, 2014

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The most important phase of ACL rehab (info)

April 2, 2014


For a long time I’ve debated putting out an ACL resource. Because the rehab is so long, usually at least 6 months, I wrestled with attempting to make something covering that much time. So much can happen in 6+ months, everyone’s timeline is going to be different, goals are individual. Over the last few years, […]

Should you immobilize your leg after tearing your ACL?

January 24, 2014


One of the most common ACL questions I get is how much range of motion you should have at various points after surgery. I get this at the most acute stage. When people are within 14 days post-op and realize, “Holy shit, my leg looks like a bowling ball, I can’t move it, and I’m […]

The biggest mistakes ACL patients make

October 23, 2013


It’s been almost two years since I had reconstructive ACL surgery. Between personal experience, those I’ve worked with, the emails and comments I’ve received, a few patterns have emerged as to what mistakes I see people making. – Lack of mental preparation Far and away the most common thing I get from people, post surgery, […]

A different explanation for Adrian Peterson’s amazing ACL recovery

August 7, 2013


“Amazing.” “Unbelievable.” These are the words most often thrown around when discussing Adrian Peterson’s recovery from reconstructive ACL surgery. His own surgeon, James Andrews, doesn’t have an explanation for how he’s done it. Referring to him as “superhuman.” Andrews is pretty much a god in this world. By his own estimation about 50% NFL athletes who […]

Timing for an ACL surgery- Is it a good idea to have surgery 3 months before your wedding?

June 12, 2013


A question from Will; a question more people should ask themselves! Dear Brian, Hi! I would just like to say first of all that I have really enjoyed all of the information you have put together on your website. You write really well, the articles are informative and entertaining, and the material is clearly well […]