Dr. Michael DeFranco,
Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports
4PM EST / 2 PM PT
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is a dynamic weekly radio show that
provides the most recent and relevant information on sports injuries to
athletes, coaches, parents, and sports fans.
Dr. DeFranco interviews
medical experts to discuss injuries in detail, how injuries develop in
athletes and how to look for them. Treatment options, preventive measures,
and guidelines for return to play are also discussed.
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Prevention and Treatment of Common Sports Injuries
Eugene Babenko, DPT, CSCS, CF-L1
Founder & Owner of Empire City CrossFit
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Consultant for injury prevention & recovery programs
CrossFit Certified Trainer
Member, New York Physical Therapy Association Board of Directors
Sports Injuries in Rugby Players
Dr. Thomas Mick, M.D.
Board certified internist
Sports Medicine Specialist
International Rugby Player
New York Athletic Club Rugby Team Coach
USA National Rugby Team, Strength & Conditioning coach
International Rugby Board - Rugby Ready
Dr. W. Ben Kibler, M.D.
Shoulder & Sports Medicine Specialist
Director, The Shoulder Center of Kentucky
Lexington Clinic of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Dr. Brian R. Wolf, M.D., M.S.
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
Head Team Physician, University of Iowa Athletics
Skiing and snowboarding injuries
Mark L. Purnell, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine
President, Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation
U.S. Ski Team Physician
Clinical Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Colorado
Injuries In Wrestlers
Robert Hines, M.D.
Founding member Oklahoma Sports Science & Orthopaedics
Renowned authority on wrestling injuries
Olympic wrestling team physician - 2008 Olympics;
Head Team Physician - Senior World Wrestling Championships (2005,
Head Team Physician - USA Wrestling;
Team physician, Pan-American Games;
Team physician, Oklahoma University and University of Central
Sports Injuries in
Dr. Andrew Feldman, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist
Head Team Physician for the New York Rangers NHL Hockey Team
Researcher, Hockey Injuries in Young Athletes
Fordham University Hockey Team
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
(ACL) Injuries in Athletes
Dr. William Clancy, M.D.
Inventor of ACL
Orthopaedic surgeon for 1980 gold medal winning U.S.
Hockey Team (Miracle on Ice); U.S. Olympic Hockey and Nordic Ski Team
Doctor; Former Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head Team Doctor for all
Naval Academy Athletes; Team doctor for University of Alabama, Georgia
Tech University, and Jacksonville State University.
Holly Silvers, MPT
Director of Research and Physical Therapy
U.S. Soccer Federation Medical Team, C.D. Chivas USA, and L.A. Galaxy
Sports Injuries in Basketball Players
Dr. Brian Cole, MD, MBA from Rush University Medical Center
(Chicago, IL). Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist. Professor
of Orthopaedic Surgery. Section Head Articular Cartilage Restoration
Center. Team Physician for the Chicago Bulls NBA Basketball Team. NBA Team
Physician of the Year 2009
Dr. Jo Hannafin, MD, PhD from Hospital For Special Surgery (New
York, NY). Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist.
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Co-Founder Women's Sports Medicine
Center at HSS. Team Physician, NY Liberty WNBA Basketball Team.
Co-Author of the book "Say Goodbye to Knee Pain"
Preseason Physical Examination and Sudden
Cardiac Death in Athletes
Dr. Paul Gubanich, M.D. Internal Medicine
Physician, Sports Medicine Specialist, Team Physician, Cleveland Browns
Football Team Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Research,
Dr. Michael LaCorte, M.D. Chief Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Schneider's Children's Center
Rebecca L. Carl, M.D.
Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist Children's Memorial Hospital
(Chicago, IL), Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Jeff Dugas, M.D., Orthopaedic surgeon, sports
medicine specialist at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center.
Team physician for the Birmingham Barrons (Chicago White Sox AA
affiliate), Troy University, Huntingdon College, Alabama Ballet,
Birmingham Swim league, multiple high schools. Advocacy and research
on sports injury prevention.
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Sports Injuries in Soccer Players
Collegiate level soccer players who had injuries
and returned to play.
Mr. Ness Selmani, Head Soccer Coach, Fordham University Women's
Soccer Team. Recipient of Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year Award and
Fordham Coach of the Year Award. Director of Coaching for
Michaela Murphy. Fordham University
Student-Athlete. Plays varsity soccer. Named to Atlantic 10
Commissioner's Honor Roll. Former player for Stars of Massachusetts;
Two-time Lowell Sun and Mid-Wachusett All-Star
Concussions in Athletes
with Special Guests:
Dr. Henry Hasson, M.D. -
Edward Yoho - Former High
School and College Football and Baseball Player who sustained several
concussions during his career.
Garrett Webster, son of former
Pittsburgh Steeler Center Mike Webster. Mike Webster had a lot of
concussions as NFL player and his son is now involved in research on
Michael DeFranco is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. After
attending St. Ignatius High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree
in Chemistry at Fordham University. He pursued his medical education at
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His surgical training
included an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at The Cleveland Clinic, a
Sports Medicine Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center, and the
Harvard Shoulder Reconstruction Fellowship at Massachusetts General
Hospital. He also studied under European Sports Medicine and Shoulder
Surgery specialists in France and Switzerland.
dedication to teaching young people about the importance of good
musculoskeletal health is reflected in many peer-reviewed publications on
this topic and the creation of the national Protect Your Bones
teaches high school students about musculoskeletal trauma, arthritis, and
osteoporosis. The program was awarded the Academy of Medicine
Presidential Citation Award in 2005.
Dr. DeFranco currently
practices in New York City. He provides seminars to athletes, coaches,
and parents on sports injury prevention.
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DeFranco for a speaking engagement in your community, please send a
Surviving a Season:
Essential Advice for Young Athletes, Coaches, and Parents on Staying
Healthy and Avoiding Sports Injuries
is based on Dr. DeFranco’s experience providing care
to high school, college, and professional athletes. The book describes the
function of bones, muscles, and joints during athletic activity as well as
how to optimize athletic performance. More importantly, Dr. DeFranco
explains how sports injuries develop and the preventive measures used to
book is available at the following sites:
www.barnesandnoble.com. The book is also available through