Listen to the Fantasy Doctor discuss week 2 in the NFL and how these injuries are shaping players, the teams they are on, and your fantasy roster.
Dr. Parekh comments on Johnson's achilles injury
Derrick Johnson’s injury is brutal for the Chiefs but appalling for him
BY SAM MELLINGER | THE KANSAS CITY STAR September 7, 2014
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Other than a head or neck injury, a torn Achilles’ tendon might be the worst injury that can happen on a football field. The Achilles is the longest and strongest tendon in the human body, requiring up to 11 months of rehab. Full recoveries are nearly impossible. At least with an ACL tear, athletes typically return to full strength.
Research from Duke University indicates that more than one-third of NFL players who suffer ruptured Achilles’ never play again. All of the players who returned saw “significant decreases” in games played and production. That study was published four years ago, but the grim outlook remains.
“That’s absolutely still the case,” says Selene Parekh, an associate professor for orthopedic surgery and a co-author of the study. “Once you tear (the Achilles’), you’re just not the same.”
"The Fantasy Doctor" discusses NFL injuries (Part 2)
September 5th, 2014
Dr. Parekh, "The Fantasy Doctor", hosts radio show, The Fantasy Doctor, on lifestyletalkradio.com and talks about injuries in the NFL and how these will effect the first week of play.
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"The Fantasy Doctor" discusses NFL injuries
August 15th, 2014
Dr. Parekh, "The Fantasy Doctor", hosts radio show, The Fantasy Doctor, on lifestyletalkradio.com discussing NFL injuries and the impact on players and your sports fantasy football teams.
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Dr. Parekh, "The Fantasy Doctor", hosts radio show
August 8th, 2014
Dr. Parekh, "The Fantasy Doctor", hosts radio show, The Fantasy Doctor, on lifestyletalkradio.com discussing injuries in athletes and Fantasy Football picks.
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Dr. Parekh featured on Bloomberg TV for testing Google Glass in surgery
Virtual Surgery: The Operating Room Goes High-Tech
by Alan Jeffries
June 18 (Bloomberg) –- Dr. Selene Parekh is part of a small group of surgeons who have begun testing Google Glass in operating rooms. He explains how doctors wearing Glass can instantly bring medical records, x-rays and MRIs into view; broadcast live video of rare operations; and even use virtual-reality-type applications to let a remote expert assist with a difficult surgery. Video by: Alan Jeffries. (Source: Bloomberg)
Dr. Parekh Talks to Fitbie Magazine About Dealing with Foot Odor
That's Awkward: Smelly Post-Workout Feet
by Emily Abbate
Q: "I feel like my feet smell more than anyone else's after I work out. Why is that? Is there anything I can do to get rid of the stench?" -- Anonymous
A: "Smelly feet can happen for a number of reasons and really depends on the bacteria living on your skin of your foot," says Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Selene G. Parekh, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke Orthopaedics. "If the scent has changed dramatically over the course of a few weeks or months there may be a fungal infection such as athlete's foot, [which] can easily be treated with over-the-counter medications."
Dr. Parekh featured in Guardian Liberty Voice on using Google Glass during Surgery
Google Glass Used During Surgery
by Andres Loubriel
In Durham, North Carolina, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Selene Parekh in Duke Medical Center performed surgery on a patient while using a pair of Google Glass (the wearable computer with a built-in camera and monitor) during the process. Parekh instructed his glasses to begin recording via voice command, and began to work on a motorcycle crash victim. He cut through bone, fixed a fractured metatarsal, and put a metal plate on the patient’s foot, while capturing every step in the process with the Google device.
Dr. Parekh has been using the futuristic technology since last year. He was one of the first people to be selected to test the device for $1500. He now uses the gadget to record and archive all of his surgeries at Duke, and plans to utilize it to stream live feeds of his operations to classrooms and hospitals in India to educate orthopedic surgeons there.
Google Glass Enters the Operating Room
by Anahad O'Connor
DURHAM, N.C. — Before scrubbing in on a recent Tuesday morning, Dr. Selene Parekh, an orthopedic surgeon here at Duke Medical Center, slipped on a pair of sleek, black glasses — Google Glass, the wearable computer with a built-in camera and monitor.
He gave the Internet-connected glasses a voice command to start recording and turned to the middle-aged motorcycle crash victim on the operating table. He chiseled through bone, repaired a broken metatarsal and drilled a metal plate into the patient’s foot.
Dr. Parekh has been using Glass since last year, when Google began selling test versions of its device to thousands of handpicked “explorers” for $1,500. He now uses it to record and archive all of his surgeries at Duke, and soon he will use it to stream live feeds of his operations to hospitals in India as a way to train and educate orthopedic surgeons there.
“In India, foot and ankle surgery is about 40 years behind where we are in the U.S.,” he said. “So to be able to use Glass to broadcast this and have orthopedic surgeons around the world watch and learn from expert surgeons in the U.S. would be tremendous."