Orthopedic surgeon Tal David, MD, is the new head team physician for the San Diego Chargers, according to a report by The San Diego Union Tribune.
Alan Nasar, MD, of Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, presented on treating sports injuries.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association released new guidelines for treating athletes with potential spinal cord injuries. The guidelines would allow sports medicine physicians to treat athletes on the field, according to Baylor College of Medicine.

4. Pressure to clear concussed athletes: 4 notes

Written by Mary Rechtoris | Monday, 27 July 2015 00:00
A 2013 survey of NCAA athletic trainers and team physicians revealed the majority of physicians felt pressure to clear concussed athletes before the athletes were medically ready, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
James Andrews, MD, performed elbow surgery on Cleveland Indians pitcher Nick Hagadone, according to a USA Today report.
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis tore his ACL during the 2012 NFL season, and is now ready to play his first game back with the team since being sidelines.
Colorado State University in Fort Collins has received a $10 million gift to build a new equine hospital, which will expand the university's Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Program in an effort with CSU's Orthopaedic Research Center, according to Denver Business Journal.
Modular Thermal Technologies has purchased Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Life Wear Technologies, who make compression bandages such as knee and ankle braces, reports Providence Journal.
Boxing promoter Bob Arum criticized Manny Pacquiao earlier this week after the boxing star missed an appointment with Neal ElAttrache, MD. Mr. Pacquiao said he was carrying out his own rehabilitation, according to Sports360.
Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making headlines over the past week.
Washington Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth has returned to play following a left wrist fracture on May 15, according to the Washington Post.
San Antonio-based Baptist Health System is planning to build a $50 million orthopedic institute at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, according to a San Antonio Express-News report.

13. Wrestler pulled from PPV due to infection: 5 key notes

Written by Brandon Howard | Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:00
World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler Ryback will be unable to compete at this Sunday's Battleground PPV due to a staph infection, according to WWE.com.
NCAA athletes who had a lower extremity surgery before college were at a higher risk of undergoing orthopedic and knee surgery in the same extremity during college, especially those involved in overhead sports, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's meeting in Orlando, as reported by Healio.
UCLR is now performed significantly more in teenagers age 15 to 19 than any other age group, according to a study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., has opened their nearly 20,000-square-foot Sports Medicine Institute, the final step in Marshall's Chris Cline Athletic Complex, according to the Charleston Daily Mail.
Duke University women's basketball player Lynee Belton tore her ACL last December, and after she had surgery, the student has been shadowing Alison P. Toth, MD, sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at Duke Medicine, according to a Duke Chronicle report.
An ESPN reporter tweeted an image of New York Giants player Jason Pierre-Paul's medical charts, revealing an amputated finger as a result of a fireworks incident. In response, Michelle Carlson, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City spoke with the Tampa Bay Times about the repercussions of the injury for Mr. Pierre-Paul's return to play.
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine selected Richard J. Hawkins, MD, as the recipient of its 2015 Robert E. Leach Sports Medicine Leadership award.
Here are 17 orthopedic surgeons making headlines this past week.
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