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News: TLH: Can Anthony Spencer Bounce Back After Microfracture?

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by CCBoy, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Can Anthony Spencer Bounce Back After Microfracture?
    by Corey Faulkenberry

    http://sportdfw.com/2014/07/25/will...edium=Network&utm_campaign=Around the Network

    10.6 million dollars.

    That’s what the Dallas Cowboys paid Anthony Spencer for last season. A season in which he was put on the injured reserve list in September after recording all of 2 tackles in 34 snaps of regular season action. It was announced in early October that Spencer would be forced to undergo microfracture knee surgery.

    I’ll allow Dr. Jonathan Cluett of Orthopedics.About.com explain what the surgery entailed:

    Microfracture is a surgical option used in the treatment of areas of damaged cartilage. When a patient has a small area of damaged cartilage, microfracture may be performed in an attempt to stimulate new cartilage growth.

    A microfracture creates small holes in the bone. The surface layer of bone is hard and lacks good blood flow. By penetrating this hard layer, a microfracture allows the deeper, more vascular bone to access the surface layer. This deeper bone has more blood supply, and the cells can then get to the surface layer and stimulate cartilage growth.

    Several high profile professional athletes have had the surgery including: Tracy Mcgrady, Jason Kidd, Amar’e Stoudamire, Matt Kemp, Kellen Winslow Jr., Marques Colston, and Reggie Bush.

    While some have recovered from the surgery and played sports at a fairly high level again, there has been no athlete that has recovered to play CONSISTENTLY at his pre-injury performance level. On a case by case basis, some level of success can be attained post-surgery but sustaining that level of play is the tricky part...
  2. manster4ever

    manster4ever Well-Known Member

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    yawn....probably not
  3. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    And water is wet.
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Not sure why the 10.6 million dollars was mentioned in this article. Exactly what does that have to do with Spencer and his surgery?

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