6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine

6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine

6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine presents the people and stories behind sports medicine at UCSF and our community of learners. Hosted by the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine faculty: Dr. Nirav Pandya, MD, Dr. Brian Feeley, MD, and Dr. Drew Lansdown, MD.

Episodes

April 18, 2024 17 mins
While many people are familiar with meniscus injuries and ACL tears, when they hear they've injured their labrum - the question marks pop up a'plenty. What exactly is going on with this injury and what can three orthopedic surgeons tell us about it? That and the process of recovery after this injury are the focus of this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks Podcast... Connect with The 6-8 Weeks Podcast: There's a LOT of detail inc...
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When you gather a group of towering men, have them run in close proximity during what is a decidedly competitive professional basketball season - there's going to be wear and tear - and that means INJURIES. It's time to get the most-recent hot take from three orthopedic surgeons about injuries impacting professional NBA players in the Western Conference, as this year's NBA Playoffs approach inside this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks P...
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Running, economics and crafting a valuable homefront are all incredibly detailed efforts. Many of us try to make great strides within these effortss, but few do it with the skill, detail and reverence that Author, Doctor and Professor Emily Oster does. It's time to see what she can share with three orthopedic surgeons inside this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks Podcast. Connect with The 6-8 Weeks Podcast: There's a LOT of det...
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Parents always want their kids to grow up to be a doctor, don't they? In the case of Pablo Torre, it's truth, but the future had a different plan for Pablo. Learn all about his journey into Sports Journalism, Sports Media and how a grand new project allows great content to remain relevant inside this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks Podcast. Connect with The 6-8 Weeks Podcast: There's a LOT of detail included in this program. ...
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The dreaded Cold Ice Plunge only lasts for a few minutes, but - what happens to the human body, and mind - when it comes to elongated stays inside of icy-cold water? Veteran Sports Journalist Chris Ballard visits 3 orthopedic surgeons to share details about ice swimming, the state of sports journalism and more inside this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks Podcast. Connect with The 6-8 Weeks Podcast: There's a LOT of detail incl...
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OCD Lesions are unique injuries to both cartilage and bone and not only occur in adults, but also often occur in the bodies of today's youth. It's time to find out more from a series of answers, details and lightbulb-conjuring lessons from 3 orthopedic surgeons inside this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks Podcast. Connect with The 6-8 Weeks Podcast: There's a LOT of detail included in this program. Do you want to share YOUR pe...
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Human tissue is amazing. To think that a section of it can be harvested - whether it be your own or from another source, to change the future movement that will propel your body, career choices and life, makes the mind reel. It's time to learn what three orthopedic surgerons think about the various types of ACL grafts that can be made (patellar, hamstring and quadricep) to impact patients of all kinds inside this episode of The 6 t...
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Few things offer better insight and validation than testimony from the next generation you're helping to learn, grow and craft the future of your profession. All that and more is included in this in-depth interview with two Fellows, about their Fellowship experience inside this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks Podcast. Connect with The 6-8 Weeks Podcast: There's a LOT of detail included in this program. Do you want to share YO...
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The only thing more vital to knowing who wins a Super Bowl, is knowing how the current year's injuries, trends in sports and what three orthopedic surgeons think of this year's match-up. Thankfully, those things and more are included inside this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks Podcast. Connect with The 6-8 Weeks Podcast: There's a LOT of detail included in this program. Do you want to share YOUR perspective about it? Connect ...
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January 23, 2024 23 mins
Orthopedic surgery is a fast-paced practice, but there's far-more to this episode's guest than keeping up the pace when taking care of patients. Nick Colyvas is not just a meniscus repair specialist, he also uses his keep skills, perspectives and drive for success in F-1 racing. It's time to talk all about meniscus tears, repairs, F-1 Racing and more  inside this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks Podcast. Connect with The 6-8 W...
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January 10, 2024 23 mins
Cycling has evolved a LOT since 1817, and so have the people that ride these mechanical marvels. Today, Dr. David Ferguson, who with his wife's help, company and loving spirit for cycling, has set a Guiness World Record while accomplishing a truly amazing achievement. Whether you're looking for the way to gauge the perfect ride height, or just starting in cycling it's time to learn Everything You Want to Know About Biking inside th...
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Skiing and Snowboarding are annual Meccas for many around the globe, but one thing is often forgotten when it comes to hitting the powder: How can one best prepare for it while at the same time, help prevent injury on the slopes? It's time to learn what Orthopedic Surgeons and a Physical Therapist think about all of it inside this episode of The 6-8 Weeks Podcast. Connect with The 6-8 Weeks Podcast: There's a LOT of detail...
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November 26, 2023 24 mins
The tales of surrounding the process of interviewing for residency are legend - but what is the reality? It's time to listen to what three orthopedic surgeons remember not only from how they've conducted interviews, but how they too were in the same shoes the interviewees are in. It's time to prepare yourself and be READY for your Residency Interview with the tips, tricks and details inside this episode of The 6-8 Weeks Podcast. ...
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November 7, 2023 20 mins
Surgeries are a far-more-common thing than they used to be but many of the same fundamental questions from the patients remain the same. Among them, and often leading the way is, "What is it you're going to put in me?" Today, it's time to hear what orthopedic surgeons have to say when they share just exactly WHAT goes into people during the surgeries, they complete inside this episode of The 6-8 Weeks Podcast. Connect with...
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October 31, 2023
How can we extend the length of the careers of NBA players and keep the fans satisfied when it comes to the National Basketball Association (NBA)? If you've never heard of the concept of "Load Management", the new rules for the 2024 season are filled with those words and more. It's time to find out what three orthopedic surgeons think about all of it and it's impact on the game inside this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks Podcast. ...
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October 19, 2023 23 mins
We all have preconceived notions when it comes to "injected steroids". Now - thanks to our three orthopedic surgeons, it's time to learn all about HOW AND WHY, in many cases, injecting steroids makes definitive sense. Whether it be to treat a soon-to-be-vacationing construction worker or a troubled athlete, all of the answers to resolve your questiosn are here inside this episode of The 6-8 Weeks Podcast. Connect with The ...
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Becoming a star in any level of professional sports is HARD. What happens when you are not only gifted enough to become a professional basketball player, but also - are becoming a DOCTOR at the same time? Sai Tummala, stops into talk to three orthopedic surgeons to talk about high-level basketball, the process of becoming a doctor and more inside this episode of The 6-8 Weeks Podcast. Connect with The 6-8 Weeks Podcast: Th...
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Learning isn't easy. Teaching is even MORE difficult. What is it that fosters a successful program for those interested in becoming orthopedic surgeons? How does one find an effort that provides, learning, teaching and peer mentorship as a centerpiece? Jai Iyengar, MD, stops in to share insight about his new Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program inside this episode of The 6-8 Weeks Podcast. Connect with The 6-8 Weeks Podcas...
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September 14, 2023 16 mins
Learning about Orthopedic Programs across the nation is stressful enough, but how do you discover the best match for you as a resident -- while at the same time finding potential matches for your skill sets, personality and potential future as a doctor? The question of finding a fit will continue on forever, but you'll be better informed in your hunt as you learn some great rules of thumb, processing details and more about being an...
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September 8, 2023 24 mins
As the world continues to evolve, the medical field continues to expand and offers many great avenues for the next generation to enter, learn and thrive - but is it REALLY that easy? It's time to hear what orthopedic surgeons think of the existing process of Choosing Where to Apply for Residency. Find out what's vital to remember as you initiate the next steps in your medical future inside this episode of The 6-8 Weeks Podcast. ...
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