Morning Swim Show: Lessons Learned From Ian Thorpe’s Shoulder Infection

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 11. IN light of the tragic news of Ian Thorpe’s infection after shoulder surgery, today’s edition of The Morning Swim Show offers some perspective on the ways to prevent complications from major surgery.

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Host Jeff Commings speaks with Dr. Scott Rodeo, USA Swimming Olympic team physician and surgeon with the Hospitals for Special Surgery, about treating shoulder injuries and lowering the risk of infection. Rodeo also talks about ways to avoid the risk of surgery and what athletes can do to keep pain low and avoid banned drugs after surgery..Be sure to visit SwimmingWorld.TV for more video interviews.

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Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the Senior Writer for and Swimming World Magazine. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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