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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
How To Stay Hydrated During A Round of Golf
If you're going to drink alcohol on the course, pace yourself and be sure to mix in water or another non-alcoholic drink to mitigate the dehydration caused by booze.   Read More
Experience with "Sports Hernia" Spanning Two Decades
In reviewing his experiences with patients, Dr. Meyers determined that better understanding and recognition of athletic pubalgia injuries have led to more satisfactory care and returned many athletes to successful careers, which has had a major impact on modern sport.   View PDF
Superfood of the Day: Maca Powder
Many cultures call it "the food of the gods" because of the wide variety of health benefits this superfood contains.   Read More
Temporal pattern of odor administration alters hemispheric processing in humans
Read how this study demonstrated that temporal unfolding of an odor hs the capacity alter a human's neurophysiologial activity.   View PDF
Shoulder Pain Prevention for Swimmers
These tips and exercises are effective in improving shoulder function for swimmers as they target the rotate cuff, shoulder blade muscles and abdominal and lower back muscles.   Read More
Is Jack Sock America's Next Great Hope in Men's Tennis?
How Jack Sock cracked the top 15 in the world tennis rankings heading into the 2017 French Open.   Visit Site
A surgical Management of Chronic Lower Abdominal and Groin Pain in High Performance Athletes
This article uses 15 years of experience to better understand how to properly identify athletic pubalgia injuries and help surgeons better predict operational success and failure in athletes.   View PDF
Superfood Recipe: Decadent Cocoa Energy Balls
Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, fully raw or just aiming to pack your diet with nutrient rich superfoods, you're going to enjoy this healthy treat.   Read More
Steroid Injections for Core Muscle Injuries in High Performance Athletes
A review of how corticosteroid injection in 19 highly competitive athletes over the course of their season worked to prevent or delay surgery to a core muscle injury and allow the athlete to keep playing.   View PDF
Beat the Pain: Keep Your Hips in Running Shape
Improving functional strength in your glutes and core can help facilitate a more neutral alignment from hip to ankle.   Read More
Hip impingement diagnosis and treatment
Medical imaging can diagnose hip injuries and help determine the best treatment, be it non-surgical or surgical. This article explains the steps in having and rehabbing hip arthroscopy.   Read More
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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