The Role of ‘ALL’ in Knee Instability; Rib Injuries; Are You in Shape for Golf?

Episode 17.07 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One (03:00): Dr. Matt Sardelli from OrthoMichigan discusses the role of the Anterolateral ligament reconstruction 0 largeanterolateral ligament (ALL) in rotational instability of the knee and ACL tears. As far back as 1879, a French surgeon named Paul Segond first speculated that, in addition to the four obvious structural knee ligaments known then — the anterior cruciate, medial collateral, posterior cruciate and lateral collateral, which loop around and through the joint — other ligaments must exist in the knee or it would not be stable. He wrote that during dissections he had noticed a “pearly, resistant fibrous band” originating at the outside, front portion of the thighbone and continuing to the shinbone, which, in his estimation, must stabilize the outer part of the knee, preventing it from collapsing inward.

Related: Doctors Identify a New Knee Ligament

Dr. Sardelli specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree in physiology from Michigan State University, where he also became a certified athletic trainer, and received his medical degree from Wayne State University. Dr. Sardelli completed post-education with a residency at Detroit Medical Center and later the University of Utah, as well as a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at TRIA Orthopedic Center in Minnesota.

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Segment Two (11:20): Steve and Dr. Cole discuss rib injuries. The term rib injury usually means rib fracture – that is, a break in one or more of the ribs. Sometimes the ribs are notImage result for rib injury broken but there is bruising of ribs or nearby muscles. Rib injuries occur when there is a force to the chest such as from a fall, road accident or assault.

Usually, the diagnosis is made from the details you give to the doctor (history) plus a doctor’s examination. Ribs which are broken (fractured) are painful, particularly with movement, deep breaths or coughing. The injured area is tender when pressed. The break (fracture) or bruise usually heals in about four weeks.

Good pain relief during this time helps you to breathe and cough properly. Simply putting up with the pain is not a good idea, as it can lead to shallow breathing, lack of coughing and chest infections.


Segment Three (20:27): James Standhardt Director of Instruction at GOLFTEC talks with Steve and Dr. Cole about the importance of a golf specific training program, physical James Standhardtfitness and the ability to make swing changes, how getting in “golf shape” differ from preparing for other sports.

James Standhard graduated from the Professional Golf Management program from Ferris State University and acquired his PGA membership in 2006.James has taught for more than 13 years and has given over 18,000 lessons with GOLFTEC. Five time “Outstanding Achievement in Instruction” winner.