Browns team physician Dr. James Voos is already a winner, taking home the NFL Physician Society’s top prize for research for his innovation.
“A muscle oxygen sensor that you can wear on the body while you’re recovering from an ACL surgery,” Voos siad of his innovation. “We were able to monitor the body’s ability to use oxygen. We were comparing the normal leg to the leg that just had surgery. That’s allowed us to advance our athletes through an ACL injury in a much safer manner.”
Dr. Voos has been on the Browns sideline since 2014 and, now, his use of technology will help with the three letters as synonymous with football as NFL, the dreaded ACL, allowing doctors to look not just at external signs of healing — like movement and muscle — but internal examination as well.
“Physiologic measurements allow us to dial that in to make sure that we can know specifically when it’s safe for you to return to play and reduce the risk of injury,” said Dr. Voos.
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