NFL Combine Injuries

Podcast with Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush joining Steve to discuss NFL combine injuries, particularly hamstring injuries that occur during the 40-yard dash.

Although Dr. Bush-Joseph is regarded as a sports medicine and arthroscopic surgical specialist, most of his patients know him by his warm compassionate bedside manner.

A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in 1983, he is currently a Professor at Rush University Medical Center and the Associate Director of the Rush Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Bush-Joseph is a respected educator of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing orthopedic surgeons lecturing at numerous national educational meetings. He serves on the editorial board of several national orthopedic journals, including the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Long involved in the care of high school, collegiate, and recreational athletes, Dr. Bush-Joseph is a team physician for the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball Club and Associate Team Physician for the Chicago Bulls. Through his experience with high-profile professional athletes, Dr. Bush-Joseph wasdr. charles bush-joseph elected to the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Board and president of the Major League Baseball Team Physician Association for 2012. This exclusive group of team physicians advises the Major League Baseball Commissioner on medical policy and emerging trends in training and the medical care of the elite athlete. Academically, Dr. Bush-Joseph is nationally renown with leadership roles in several national orthopedic societies and president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has authored over 140 published manuscripts and book chapters.

While Dr. Bush-Joseph is involved with all of the above activities, he still most enjoys the care of the injured athlete and patient. He maintains a busy clinical practice performing over 400 surgeries annually including over 100 knee ligament (ACL and knee dislocation) surgeries many referred by other Chicagoland orthopedic and sports medicine physicians.

Although Dr. Bush-Joseph has undergone ACL reconstructions on both knees, he remains active in basketball, skiing, and golf. He always finds time to watch his children participate in a variety of high school and collegiate sports including rowing and lacrosse. His wife Vicky is a retired adoption attorney who continues to teach at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and an elected member of the Hinsdale Library Board of Trustees.

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