Meb’S Doc Reports: Like Meb, Sports Hernia’S Are Not Always the Correct Diagnosis.
LIGHTNING RELEASES – June 24, 2014 –In 2008 Meb was diagnoses with a “Sports Hernia” and was scheduled for surgery. Thanks to Dr. Maharam diagnosing it not to be a “sports hernia” but a pelvic stress fracture Meb was healed and went on to win the NYC Marathon!
Lewis G. Maharam, MD, FACSM, aka Running DocTM is one of the world’s most extensively credentialed and well-known sports health experts. Maharam is author of Running Doc’s Guide to Healthy Running and past medical director of the NYC Marathon and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series . He is medical director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. He is also past president of the New York Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Learn more at www.runningdoc.com.
On exam Meb did NOT have a sports hernia!
Meb having seen no less than 50 MDs and chiropractors and had multiple negative CT scans, X-rays and MRIs Dr. Maharam looked at all these films and indeed they were all negative. After watching Meb run,he saw he had biomechanical flaws in his running gate that made him suspicious of another problem.
Dr. Maharam convinced Meb to get one more MRI to add to his pile of films, but this time Dr. Maharam would direct the cuts not to the standard cuts but cuts specific to the area hewas suspicious of.
And low and behold, I found a stress fracture in his pelvis that everyone missed (it was hidden within the cuts of standard MRIs). Then with proper rehab and his coach’s assistance, Meb healed and went on the win NYC.
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Contact: Lewis G. Maharam, M.D., FACSM
Past President, Greater New York Regional Chapter
American College of Sports Medicine
24 West 57th Street; Suite 605
New York, NY 10019
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