One of the touring human anatomy exhibitions was visiting San Salvador. A few gymnastics coaches took in the show.
Always memorable and informative, this version (called “Our Body”) was smaller than the other two I’d seen in the past.
No gymnastics poses.
We took special notice of the width of the Achilles tendon. Very narrow on the corpses we saw.
USAG has appointed a new Medical Task Force. I’m sure Achilles injury will be on their agenda.
Dr. Jay Binder
Dr. George Drew
Dr. David Kruse
Dr. Larry Nassar
The areas the task force will review for best practices include:
“At risk” injuries and treatment, such as concussions, major long bone fractures and dislocations, major reconstructive surgeries, etc.
Medical team members’ responsibilities, including communicating with coaches and USA Gymnastics, obtaining appropriate referrals and follow-up care, and ethical obligations for addressing or reporting significant issues.