Dr. Omer Mei-Dan speaks about the upcoming Extreme Sports Medicine Congress
Dr. Eric McCarty tops that 2014 list of the best knee surgeons in North America.
Dr. Jonathan Bravman, a sports medicine doctor with University of Colorado Hospital, says "over-use injuries" are very common in cheerleading. They include your basic sprains and strains and even more severe injuries, like stress fractures.
Colorado men's basketball players Spencer Dinwiddie and Tre'Shaun Fletcher both underwent successful knee surgeries on Monday in Lone Tree.
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn will not compete at the Sochi Olympics and will have surgery soon to repair damage to her right knee stemming from a crash while training at Copper Mountain in November.
As the head team physician and orthopedic surgeon at the University of Colorado, McCarty has helped numerous athletes overcome injuries to produce highlight moments.
"There is no second chance, there is no margin of error whatsoever." That's why, says Dr. Omer Mei-Dan, are grieving but aren't surprised by the recent deaths of two high-profile extreme sports enthusiasts.