53 min

Did I Tear My Meniscus? (with Charles Bush-Joseph, MD‪)‬ Your Doctor Friends

    • Medicine

Oh no. I twisted my knee and felt a pop- did I tear my meniscus? Ugh, do I have to have SURGERY??
It seems like everyone knows somebody who has injured their meniscus. These injuries are quite common, and sports news media outlets cover meniscus tear stories in athletes voraciously. It seems like the athlete has a momentary injury where their knee buckles, they limp off to the sideline, and then we find out they will be out for the rest of the season for meniscus surgery and recovery.
Is this the fate for everyone with a meniscus injury?
Guess what?? We brought one of our FAVORITE PEOPLE and our mentor, Dr. Charles Bush Joseph to help demystify the meniscus!
Chuck has been a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine for 25+ years. He is the former head team physician/surgeon for the Chicago White Sox (a position he held for close to 15 years), and is the past president of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Chuck is a kind, humble, wise (and often hilarious) physician who loves to teach, so let's soak up that knowledge!
Topics in this episode include:
What is the meniscus? Why do I need it?
What kinds of ways can people injure their meniscus?
How can I tell if a meniscus injury is acute or chronic?
Does a meniscus tear need surgery?
Why do I know so many people who have had meniscus tears/surgery?
Can we prevent these injuries?

Learn more about our good friend and mentor Dr. Charles Bush Joseph (aka Chuck, aka CBJ) HERE :)

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Find us at:
Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com 
Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com 
 
Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show!
 
(Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.)
 
Connect with us:
@your_doctor_friends (IG)
@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)
@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
@HealthPodNet (IG)
Mentioned in this episode:
DrFriends30 Code

Oh no. I twisted my knee and felt a pop- did I tear my meniscus? Ugh, do I have to have SURGERY??
It seems like everyone knows somebody who has injured their meniscus. These injuries are quite common, and sports news media outlets cover meniscus tear stories in athletes voraciously. It seems like the athlete has a momentary injury where their knee buckles, they limp off to the sideline, and then we find out they will be out for the rest of the season for meniscus surgery and recovery.
Is this the fate for everyone with a meniscus injury?
Guess what?? We brought one of our FAVORITE PEOPLE and our mentor, Dr. Charles Bush Joseph to help demystify the meniscus!
Chuck has been a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine for 25+ years. He is the former head team physician/surgeon for the Chicago White Sox (a position he held for close to 15 years), and is the past president of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Chuck is a kind, humble, wise (and often hilarious) physician who loves to teach, so let's soak up that knowledge!
Topics in this episode include:
What is the meniscus? Why do I need it?
What kinds of ways can people injure their meniscus?
How can I tell if a meniscus injury is acute or chronic?
Does a meniscus tear need surgery?
Why do I know so many people who have had meniscus tears/surgery?
Can we prevent these injuries?

Learn more about our good friend and mentor Dr. Charles Bush Joseph (aka Chuck, aka CBJ) HERE :)

For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!
Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on The Health Podcast Network
(For real, this network is AMAZING and has fantastic, evidence-based, honest health information, and we are so happy to partner with them!)
 
Find us at:
Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com 
Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com 
 
Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show!
 
(Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.)
 
Connect with us:
@your_doctor_friends (IG)
@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)
@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
@HealthPodNet (IG)
Mentioned in this episode:
DrFriends30 Code

53 min