Tag Archive for: Winter Olympics

One on One with Rob Quirk: Top Docs at US Olympic Training Center

As we draw closer to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February, the realization of years of training is finally coming into focus for our elite U.S. athletes.

However, making sure that these men and women, including our paralympians, are performing at their absolute peak takes a team effort. The two men who are leading that team, Doctor William Moreau and Doctor David Weinstein, sat down with me recently for a special Olympic edition of  “One on One”.

The unique aspect of what they do, frankly, is timing. These men and women train their entire life for a 15 day run, so it is critical for team physicians, trainers, massage therapists, surgeons, you name it, to make sure they are at their competitive best when it counts.

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Olympian Gus Kenworthy posted videos of a massive blood-filled bump on his hip — after also breaking his thumb

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy has had a rough couple of days at the Winter Olympics: He broke his thumb and fell hard during practice sessions, causing a large blood-filled lump to form on his hip. On his Instagram story Friday, Kenworthy shared video of the bump before doctors drained it.

“I am in athlete medical. Yesterday I broke my thumb a little bit and today I fell on my hip,” Kenworthy said in a video posted to his story. “I have a massive hematoma and I’m about to get it drained and you guys are coming along to watch.”

hematoma is a type of bruise that often results from injury or impact to the skin, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Simple bruises are flat, but hematomas are swollen, raised, and painful because they contain a mass of clotted or coagulated blood.

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