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SLACK incorporated Publishes Introducing the Core: Demystifying the Body of an Athlete by Dr. William C. Meyers
Dr. Meyers explains how the core functions through stories from his work in locker rooms, the operating room, and the playing fields of elite athletes, giving readers a thorough understanding of the core's widespread influence on athleticism and the human anatomy.   Visit Site
High Incidence of Athletic Pubalgia in Professional Athletes with Symptomatic Femoroacetabular Impingement
This study of 38 pro athletes identified the incidence of symptoms consistent with athletic pubalgia in athletes requiring surgery for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in the hip. This study draws attention to the overlap of these two diagnoses and highlights the importance of caution in diagnosing athletic pubalgia in a patient with FAI.   View PDF
Inside the OR: Repairing a core muscle injury
Dr. Meyers explains how, in the early 1980s while studying at Duke, he stumbled upon an experiment that led to a new understanding of core muscle injuries.   Visit Site
Depression in Athletes: Prevalence and Risk Factors
Yes, athletes suffer from depression, just like many non-athletes do. Given the culture of athletics, team personnel should be increasingly aware of the rate of the depression among athletes and the relevant risk factors that could contribute to such a feeling.   View PDF
6 weeks of rehab for Justin Verlander
Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander's 2014 surgery was performed by Dr. Meyers, who also had operated on Detroit teammate Miguel Cabrera for a groin injury.   Visit Site
The importance of pH balance
When pH levels are unbalanced, it is mostly a case of being too acidic. This causes the body to borrow crucial minerals from organs, bones, and tissue to try and neutralize the acid and remove it from the body. The first step in achieving pH balance is diet.   Read More
'Get me Bill Meyers'
Elite and weekend athletes flock to the Vincera Institute and Dr. William Meyers, the founding father of core muscle injuries, for repair of what had inaccurately been called sports hernias.   Visit Site
Miguel Cabrera Has Core Muscle Injurt repaired, back for spring training
Miguel Cabrera, a former baseball Triple Crown winner who had played through pain for much of the 2013 season and postseason for Detroit becomes the next star athlete to have a core muscle injury repaired by Dr. Meyers.   Visit Site
Beathard undergoes surgery
Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard had sports hernia surgery done by Dr. Meyers after the 2015 college football season.   Visit Site
One on One with Jack Sock at the U.S. Open
Jack Sock, a top American tennis player, references an abdominal injury suffered earlier in his career and how that changed his fitness approach somewhat.   Visit Site
Urine Iodine, Estrogen, and Breast Disease
This study of more than 400 women with different types of breast disease suggests there may be a threshold for total body iodine required for prevention of breast disease.   View PDF
Current Analysis of Women Athletes with Pelvic Pain
As the number of females competing in athletics increased, this study of 114 patients showed that most pelvic pain in women athletes was identifiable and treatable. Most had benign musculoskeletal causes, and surgery played an important role in treatment of those causes. Still, a large number of other causes required longer specialized care, and health care professionals need to be alert to the new concepts of pelvic injury and the various roles for surgery and the broad list of other considerations.   View PDF
Single Port Access laparoscopic ventral hernia repair: initial report of 30 cases
The first 30 cases of single-port-access laparoscopic ventral hernia repair showed it is a viable procedure.   View PDF
Outdoor sports and hip injuries
How hip injuries such as labral tears, hip pointers and pulled or torn hamstrings occur most frequently in athletes at all levels.   Read More
Using a structured, computer administered questionnaire for evaluating Health-Related Quality of life in Patients with Chronic Lower Extremity Wounds
This research provides a basis for future development of devices that can routinely be used to assess quality of life data from patients with chronic wounds in the lower extremities that could potentially help improve quality of care, continuously monitor the effectiveness of treatment   View PDF
Athletic Pubalgia and "Sports Hernia": Optimal MR Imaging Technique and Findings
An in-depth presentation on the value of MR imaging for the clinical work-up of athletic pubalgia and how it increases with the radiologist?s familiarity with and recognition of injury patterns in the anatomic structures surrounding the pubic symphysis.   View PDF
Dr. William Meyers gets right to the core of athletes' injuries

Dr. William Meyers gets right to the core of athletes' injuries

Chances are, if a professional athlete has had surgery to repair a core injury, Meyers was the guy who performed it. Most recently, Meyers was in the news for his treatment of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who underwent surgery last week to repair an abdominal injury, and over the years, he's taken care of some of the world's biggest stars, from Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster to Justin Verlander and Robinson Cano, with athletes from just about every level of every sport in between.

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Dr. William Meyers gets right to the core of athletes' injuries

"We Really Focus On Kids": Philadelphia's Vincera Institute Helping Children Succeed Through Sports With Celebrity Golf Outing

A celebrity golf outing and a Philadelphia-based institute and foundation behind the event are helping kids succeed through sports. The golfers teed up Monday, even in the bad weather. Professional golfer Sean O'Hair is still recovering from surgery on the oblique muscle in his abdomen that he tore at Pebble Beach. "I was pretty scared, first major injury as an athlete, didn't know if I was going to be able to play golf again," But he's back on the links with a new appreciation for his core.

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Meet the Crotch Doc

Meet the Crotch Doc

If you want a statistical measure of Meyers' surgical genius, you could start with the success Roy Oswalt and Cliff Lee had in the years after their surgeries. Lee made four all-star games and won a Cy Young Award. Oswalt won 163 games, became one of the most durable pitchers in baseball, and, post-surgery, earned more than $96 million. "Dr. Meyers saved my career," Oswalt says plainly.

Over the years, Meyers has saved the careers of baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and tennis stars and helped thousands of weekend athletes — including me. Somewhat by accident, he invented a surgery to repair an injury that, in previous generations, forced athletes to retire; an injury that didn't even have a name, because it didn't show up on standard MRIs.

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