The SnowBrains Podcast | Episode #3 | “Everything You Need To Know About ACL Injury, Surgery, & Recovery”

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The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #3 with Dr. William Montgomery

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This week, we bring you episode #3 of The SnowBrains Podcast with the orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Montgomery M.D.:  “Everything You Need To Know About ACL Injury, Surgery, & Recovery”

Dr. Montgomery has reconstructed over 1,000 ACL’s in his career and was the team physician for the San Francisco Giants baseball team.

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ACL Injury, Surgery, & Recovery”

Dr. William Montgomery M.D. – Everything You Need To Know About ACL Injury, Surgery, & Recovery | Brought to you by Alta Ski Area
 
“Remember the old X-Screams? Remember those? Salomon X-Screams? Oh, baby! Remember those? I blew those puppies right out! They were destroyed…” – Dr. William Montgomery M.D.
 
Dr. Montgomery is an orthopedic surgeon at Dignity Health Medical Foundation in San Francisco, California. Dr. Montgomery has performed over 1,000 ACL surgeries in his career and was the team physician for the San Francisco Giants Baseball Team for 3 years in the late 90s early 2000s. Dr. Montgomery is the current team physician for the University of San Francisco. Ok, his resume is just insane… I’ll paraphrase and just say that he has over 35 years of surgical experience, he’s been the team physician for lots of important teams, he’s been on many important boards, he’s already in the University of San Francisco Hall of Fame, he’s won lots of awards, he’s in lots of impressive societies, he has over 20 publications, has given no less than 144 presentations lectures and labs on orthopedic surgery. Dr. Montgomery also performed ACL reconstruction surgery on my left knee and microfracture surgery on my left femur in 2015 after I experience a vicious ski crash in Japan that winter.
 
In this episode, we will be discussing ACL injury and reconstruction. The ACL is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament of the human knee. The ACL is crucial in many important processes of knee movement and tearing it is a very common injury in cutting & pivoting sports such as skiing, basketball, soccer, tennis, football, baseball, and more. According to the University of Wisconsin, Madison: “There are four main ligaments that stabilize the knee. The anterior cruciate ligament is responsible for stabilizing rotational movements at the knee that occur during cutting and pivoting activities.”
 
Dr. Montgomery talks us through everything you could want to know about ACL injury, reconstruction, and recovery for athletes as well as everyday people.
 
Dr. Montgomery answers these critical ACL questions:
 
  • How do you know if your ACL has been torn?
  • What was it like being the team physician for the San Francisco Giants baseball team?
  • What are the odds of someone fully tearing the same ACL twice?
  • Who blows their ACLs more: skiers or snowboarders? Why?
  • Why do skiers blow their ACL’s so frequently?
  • Why are women more susceptible to ACL tears than men?
  • After ACL surgery when can one return to skiing and snowboarding?
  • When will one be back to 100% after ACL surgery?
  • How important is it to have a physical therapist during your ACL recovery and for how long?
  • How important is it to use a brace after ACL surgery?
  • What is your #1 piece of advice for people recovering from ACL surgery?
  • What should one be eating to maximize recovery?
  • Who doesn’t need their ACL replaced?
  • How many times can you repair the same ACL?
  • What is the future of ACL surgery and recovery?
  • What’s more important after ACL surgery, full extension or full flexion of the leg?
  • more…
 
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The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #3 – Dr. William Montgomery M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon at Dignity Health Medical Foundation in San Francisco, California.
 
Recorded on September 30th, 2020 in Santa Cruz, CA (Miles) and San Francisco Bay Area, CA (Dr. Montgomery).
 
This episode was edited by Robert Wilkinson.
 
Music by Chad Crouch.
 
Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark.
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One thought on “The SnowBrains Podcast | Episode #3 | “Everything You Need To Know About ACL Injury, Surgery, & Recovery”

  1. Its physics plain and simple derrr…..
    Shorter and softer skis mounted more forward so Jerry’s in the backseat can still turn….this more people also going over the bars when they bury a ski tip in soft snow cause theyre too far forward and the soft shovel in the ski doesnt provide enough resistance to trigger the release of the spring of the binding heelpiece.
    Cmon peeps get a frikken clue
    Skiing used to be the sport of kings and queens then corporate dweebs and bean counters dumbed it way down.

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