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Famous Orthopedic Injuries

Find information about athletes, actors, politicians, and other famous people who have sustained orthopedic injuries. You may have read about these people in the news, now you can learn more about their injury.

Peyton Manning - Neck Surgery
Peyton Manning, professional football player for the Indianapolis Colts, underwent neck surgery just prior to the start of the 2011 football season. Learn about neck fusion surgery, and the recovery involved.

Lance Armstrong - Clavicle Fracture
Lance Armstrong is a professional cyclist. On 3/23/2009 Armstrong injured his shoulder is a cycling crash in Spain. Armstrong sustained a clavicle fracture. He opted for a treatment to surgically repair the clavicle fracture.

Tom Brady - ACL Tear
Tom Brady is a professional football player. While playing for the New England Patroits, Brady was injured in the first game of the season in 2008. He reportedly sustained an ACL tear and will subsequently require surgical treatment for this injury.

Truths and Myths About Tiger Woods' ACL Tear
Tiger Woods sustained an ACL tear last year, and has not opted to undergo ACL reconstruction. Now the media has been filled with speculation and rumors about Tiger and ACL tears. Many of these statements are misinformed or just plain wrong.

Joe Paterno - Tibial Plateau Fracture
Joe Paterno, head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions Football team, injured his tibial plateau after being struck by a player near the sideline of a game. Paterno also injured two ligaments in his knee. Paterno underwent surgery for his tibial plateau fracture.

Floyd Landis - Hip Osteonecrosis
Floyd Landis is one of the top cyclists in the world. He recently disclosed that he suffers from severe hip arthritis caused by a condition called osteonecrosis. His osteonecrosis was the result of a previous hip injury. Ultimately, Landis will require a hip replacement surgery for treatment.

Hideki Matsui - Broken Wrist
Hideki Matsui is an outfielder for the New York Yankees. Matsui was injured while catching a fly ball when he sustained a broken wrist. Treatment of a broken wrist depends on the type of fracture-in Matsui's case, pins were placed to hold the broken wrist in proper position.

Joe Theismann - Open Fracture
Joe Theismann, former quarterback of the Washington Redskins, was injured during a Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants. Theismann sustained an open fracture of his tibia and fibula, requiring immediate surgery and ending his career.

Frankie Hejduk - ACL Tear
Frankie Hejduk is a MLS soccer player and member of the US Soccer team who injured his anterior cruciate ligament. Hejduk sustained an ACL tear and will require ACL reconstructive surgery for treatment.

Ronald Reagan - Hip Fracture
Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, suffered a hip fracture in 2001. The injury would require surgery to repair the broken bones.

Donovan McNabb - Sports Hernia
Donovan McNabb is a professional football player for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was injured in 2005 sustaining a groin injury called a sports hernia. The injury eventually required surgery, forcing him from competition for some of the 2005 season.

Drew Brees - Shoulder Dislocation
Drew Brees is a professional football player. While playing for the San Diego Chargers, Brees was injured in the last game of the season in 2005. He sustained a shoulder dislocation and subsequently required surgical treatment for this injury.

Gwyneth Paltrow - Osteopenia
The actress Gwyneth Paltrow has confirmed her recent diagnosis of osteopenia, a condition of bone thinning often a precursor to osteoporosis. Paltrow was diagnosed with osteopenia following treatment for a knee fracture. Because of the diagnosis, Paltrow is taking supplements and changing her diet to ensure proper bone health.

Ryan Howard - Achilles Tendon Rupture
Philadelphia Philles star player Ryan Howard injured his ankle on the last play of the 2011 season. Howard ruptured the Achilles tendon just a few weeks after having a cortisone shot in this area.

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