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Interview: Sports medicine specialist breaks down Tiger Woods' recovery

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Interview: Sports medicine specialist breaks down Tiger Woods' recovery
Interview: Sports medicine specialist breaks down Tiger Woods' recovery

Dr. Brandee Waite, a UC Davis sports medicine and physical rehabilitation specialist, joined Sonseeahray to discuss what's in store for Woods' recovery after his crash.

GAME TIGER WOODS IS IN NOW ISRECOVERY TUESDAY'S SUV FLEWOFF A ROADWAY AND RANCHOPALACE A CRASH THAT'S REALLYINJURED.

THE LEGENDARY GOLFERSRIGHT LEG, HE ALSO HAS ALEGENDARY HISTORY OF COMINGBACK FROM DEBILITATING BODILYCONDITIONS AND REGAINING THESTRENGTH AND SKILL NECESSARYTO COMPETE AT THE TOP LEVEL OFHOW THAT CAN HAPPEN IS YOU SEEDAVIS SPORTS MEDICINE ANDPHYSICAL REHABILITATIONSPECIALIST DOCTOR BRANDIWAKE-UP MORNING TO YOU DOCTORAND WELCOME TO FOX 40 NEWS AT11.

GOOD MORNING.

THANKS SOMUCH FOR HAVING ME DEFINITELYNOW WE KNOW YOU HAVEN'T BEENINVOLVED IN TIGERS TREATMENTBUT LOTS OF PEOPLEUNFORTUNATELY ARE INVOLVED INTERRIBLE ACCIDENTS LIKE THEONE HE SURVIVED WHEN YOU FIRSTHEARD ABOUT THIS CRASH INTIGER BEING HURT WHERE DIDYOUR DOCTOR MIAN GO TO.WELL MY DOCTOR MIND FIRSTHE'S HAD HE SURVIVED AFTERSEEING THOSE PICTURES SO IT'STRULY A MIRACLE.

THAT ONLYREALLY IT SEEMS LIKE HIS LEGWAS INJURED AND THEN LIKE FOOTANKLE AND THEN HEARING ABOUTWHAT THE INJURIES WERE NOT ONIT'S GOING TO BE A LONG A LONGHARDER FOR HIM.IN TERMS OF WHAT HISDOCTORS HAVE SAID THEY FORLEASE THAT HE HAS SEVERALCOMMON MUTED FRACTURES ON HISRIGHT LEG PLEASE EXPLAIN WHATTHAT IS A COMMON NEEDEDFRACTURE AND WHY THAT MAY BEMORE DIFFICULT TO RECOVER FROMTHE REGULAR FRACTURE IFTHERE'S A SUCH A THING AS AREGULAR FRACTURE.YEAH, GOOD GOOD GOOD FORYOU FOR SAYING IMPRESSED HOWMANY DETRACTORS WHEN THE BONEBREAKS IN MULTIPLE PLACES SONOT JUST SNAPS AND HALF ORSNAPS IN ONE PLACE.

THERE AREMULTIPLE FRAGMENTS OF THE BOATWHICH TO ME MAKES IT A LOTHARDER TO PUT BACK TOGETHER.SO THAT MEANS THAT THE ROCKTHAT THEY PLACED ON IRANALMOST JUST ABOUT TO TRADE PUTA BUNCH OF PIECES BACKTOGETHER THROUGH HIS TIBIAWHICH IS THE MAIN SHIN BONETHAT YOU HAVE AND THEN USINGOTHER TYPES OF HARDWARE LIKETOGETHER THE SMALLER BOAT INTHE LEG COME IF YOU LEFT.ALL RIGHT NOW DOCTOR WAYYOU SERVED AS THE TEAMPHYSICIAN FOR THE U.S.NATIONAL TRACK AND FIELD TEAMAND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS,THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY ANDRIGHT NOW FOR THE SACKREPUBLIC ALSO TEAMS THAT YOUSEE DE SAC CITY COLLEGE INAMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE TO ALOT OF EXPERIENCE WITHATHLETES COMPLETE COMPETING ATAN ELITE LEVEL YOU KIND OFDON'T GET MORE ELITE THANTIGER WOODS.

SO WHAT KIND OFREHABILITATION REGIMEN ISGOING TO BE UP AGAINST JUSTFOR WALKING LET ALONE GOLFING.HE WILL BE IN THERAPYPHYSICAL THERAPY PROBABLYEVERY DAY AS SOON AS THESOFTEST DO YOU STRUCTURE ISTHE BLOOD VESSELS AND THEMUSCLES WILL ALLOW AND HISDOCTOR IN PERSON MOVEMENT.THEY'LL BE DOING I'M SURE JUSTHOURS OF REHABILITATION ANDNOT ONLY FOR THE INJURIES ANDIN HIS LEG, BUT ALSO ABOVE THEINJURY AND THE NEED TO BACK,WE KNOW HE'S HAD BACKSURGERIES IN THE PAST AND SOSTAY MOBILE FROM AN INJURYLIKE THIS OTHER THINGS SPRINGUP SO THAT NOBODY REALLY HAVETO TRY AND KEEP THE REST OFHIM HEALTHY AND MOVING BUT UPA LOT OF STRENGTHENINGEXERCISES RANGE OF MOTIONEXERCISES AND TRAINING YOURBRAIN TO SEND THE MUSCLESTHROUGH THE SENATE MUSCLESTHOSE MESSAGES THROUGH THENERVES, YOU KNOW THAT THAT'SREALLY SOMETHING YOU WANT TOTALK ABOUT MUCH BUT THE NERVESARE LIKE THE ELECTRICAL WIRINGTHAT BRINGS MESSAGES TO TURNTHE MUSCLES ON AND TELL THEMAND THAT THAT COULD HAVE BEENINJURED IN THAT TYPE OF INJURYHE HAD.WE ALWAYS HEAR IF YOU'RE INGOOD SHAPE BEFORE AN INJURY ORRECOVER FASTER TIGER AS YOUMENTIONED HAD HAD BACK SURGERYIN DECEMBER BUT WAS ON THEMEND AND RE HAPPEN FROM THAT.NOW THIS HOW MUCH WILL HIS TOPPHYSICAL CONDITIONING ALBEITIN THE FACE OF IMPAIRMENTSMATTER AND WHAT WILL BE THESETOUGH DAYS AHEAD THAT YOU'REDESCRIBING.YES, YOU KNOW PROFESSIONALATHLETES AND PEOPLE WHO'REVERY HEALTHY DO TEND TO HEALMORE QUICKLY AND THEY'VE GOTRESERVE BECAUSE THEY'RE NOTFIGHTING, YOU KNOW NOT NOTFIGHTING ALL THE INJURIES AREBAD HABITS, BUT YOU KNOW WE'RETIGERS BACK INJURIES ANDRECENT BACK SURGERY, HE MAYSTILL BE RECOVERING FROM THATTHOUGH IT SEEMED LIKE HE WASPRETTY MUCH ON THE MEND.

BUTWHILE YOU'RE DOING EXERCISESFOR YOUR LEG YOU ALSO WANT TOMAKE SURE YOU DON'T DO ANEXERCISE THAT DAMAGE IS YOURBACK BUT YOU KNOW I NEVER SAYNEVER IN MEDICINE AND A LOT OFTIMES PEOPLE WILL COUNT OUTYOU KNOW WHEN THEY HAD A MAJORINJURY BUT WE SEE TIME ANDTIME AGAIN HOW THEY CAN COMEBACK ALMOST SUPERHUMAN FASHIONSO I HAVE UNDERSTOOD WATCHINGTIGERS OVER THE YEARS IN THEMEDIA LIKE EVERYONE ELSE THATHE'S THEY REALLY INCREDIBLEWITH HIS RECOVERY SO WILL BEWISHING HIM THE BEST, BUT ALONG ROAD GETTING THAT THATLIKE BACK TO EVEN JUST NORMALWALKING, LET ALONE BEING ABLETO PLAY AND AT LEVEL BUT IFANY GOLFER CAN DO IT IT'SPROBABLY HIM.DEFINITELY IN ANY SPORT ATTHE ELITE LEVEL THE MENTALGAME, A BIG DEAL AND HE DOESHAVE IT IN HIS MUSCLE MEMORYTHAT HE'S ALREADY COME BACKFROM THINGS THAT PEOPLE SAIDHE PROBABLY WOULDN'T SO THAT'SGOING TO BE A BOOST FOR HIM TOTHANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOURTIME THIS MORNING.

ABSOLUTELY

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