SOURCE: Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

December 01, 2011 18:54 ET

Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialists, New Panel on ESPN's 97.5 Sports Injury Report Providing Expert Insight Into Latest NFL Injuries

Bruce Moseley M.D., Scott Rand M.D., Travis Hanson M.D., Plinio Caldera M.D., Korsh Jafarnia M.D., Greg Seelhoefer M.D. and HoSun Hwang M.D. Are the Elite Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists Featured on One of ESPN's Newest NFL Sports Reports

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - The elite group of orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians of Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are specialists serving as team physicians to both professional and amateur sports teams throughout Houston and now comprise the panel of experts on ESPN's 97.5 Sports Injury Report.

The group, with sub specialties in sports medicine, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, shoulder, spine, total joint, and primary care with concussion management for athletes, assess the week's NFL injuries, possible treatments and estimated time before players return to sports.

Discussing muscular and non contact ACL injuries Dr. Bruce Moseley, sports medicine specialist, and Dr. Scott Rand, primary care sports medicine specialist, talked recently about the possible recovery time for injured NFL players Andre Johnson, James Casey, Jamaal Charles, Michael Vick and Arian Foster.

Moseley and Rand explained the large capacity muscles have for healing, the vulnerability of hamstring muscles opposing the powerful quadriceps and the increasing occurrence of season ending non contact ACL injuries.

Together with Travis Hanson M.D., Plinio Caldera M.D., Korsh Jafarnia M.D., HoSun Hwang M.D., and Greg Seelhoefer M.D., the group provides in the weekly radio program an insightful play-by-play on the physical effects of an injury and what is needed for recovery.

The Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Willowbrook physicians have decades of combined orthopedic, sports medicine and primary care experience, which includes serving as team physicians for Rice University, U.S. Soccer, the Houston Rockets, the Houston Comets, the U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic Basketball "Dream Teams" and dozens of area high school teams and organized sports clubs.

"We're pleased to participate in the ESPN Sports Injury Report and help area athletes and fans alike better understand how an injury occurred, what it means to performance and what it takes to return to sports -- which is every athlete's goal," said Moseley.

According to Methodist Willowbrook Hospital CEO and Senior Vice President of The Methodist Hospital System Beryl Ramsey, the ESPN 97.5 Injury Report not only provides the community accessibility to a high level of expertise but also underscores the hospital's educational initiative.

Located on Centerfield Drive on the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital campus, the state-of-the-art orthopedic, sports medicine and rehabilitation facility provides comprehensive care for all area athletes and active individuals, offering physical and occupational rehabilitation therapies, and ImPACT baseline concussion testing and management using computerized neuropsychological testing. The center also features a human performance lab and expansive running and throwing lanes for athletic evaluations and return to sports assessments.

To take a facility tour, learn more about these physicians, or check the dates for upcoming seminars, sports clinics and ImPACT Concussion testing go to, or call (855) WB ORTHO (926-7846).