Dr. Meier Discusses Tony Stewart’s Injury in USA Today Article
On August 6, 2013, an article published on USA Today’s national online site discussed the leg injury NASCAR driver Tony Stewart suffered in a crash recently, which has become a popular topic in sports media. This particular article discussed how Stewart will need surgery for his Grade II fracture of both the tibia and the fibula, and how his absence might affect NASCAR this season.
Dr. Steven Meier, world-renowned orthopedic surgeon at Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, offered his professional opinion and predictions regarding Tony Stewart’s injury.
Dr. Meier’s Expert Opinion on Tony Stewart’s Injury
Dr. Meier, who was quoted in the article as a Beverly Hills orthopedic surgeon and medical expert in sports injuries, said that “the Grade II designation implies that the soft tissue envelope was breached and the fractured bones were exposed and protruding through the skin.”
However, while tibia fractures tend to take about three to four months to heal, which may put the star NASCAR driver out for the rest of the racing season, Dr. Meier said that if the bones are rigidly fixed with an intramedullary surgical rod (as he predicts will happen), then Stewart’s return to his Number 14 Chevrolet could be sooner than expected, unless there are complicating factors.
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