RSBS Digest: The World of Medicine

After Victor Martinez tore his ACL leading to all sorts of knock-on effects, I got to thinking about medicine and its place in sports and society.

There’s no denying that modern medicine has had an overall positive effect on sports, allowing players to come back from injuries that would have ended careers even a few decades ago.  Cortisone shots get players back on the field after seemingly devastating ankle sprains and allow pitchers to continue throwing the baseball when they’re as old as Jamie Moyer.  Tommy John surgery not only brings pitchers back, sometimes they even come back stronger than they were before.

Doctors can now attach toes to hands when thumbs go missing and unless you look closely or know what you’re looking for, you’d never even notice.  Organ transplants happen everyday and surgeons even performed a face transplant on a woman who was mauled by a chimp.   I can personally attest to the transformative medicinal power of lasers after undergoing Lasik and waking to find that I could see without glasses for the first time in my life.

No, medicine is truly amazing. Except for one thing:

It’s 2012 and still, here we are.

-A

4 Comments

That is one of the advantages of being 17: I have at least a couple more years for doctors/scientists to discover an alternative “method” shall we say.
-Mateo
http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

Well, there are even legitimate medical reasons for using leeches again so…maybe…nah, even the modern use of leeches is still not enough to make that particular procedure seem any less archaic.
– Kristen

Excellent observation!!!

Ron

A sprained ankle is a very common injury. Approximately 25,000 people experience it each day. A sprained ankle can happen to athletes and non-athletes, children and adults. It can happen when you take part in sports and physical fitness activities. It can also happen when you simply step on an uneven surface, or step down at an angle. *

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