University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware sustained a bad injury while playing in an Elite 8 basketball game on Sunday. He quickly was taken to the hospital for surgery and was up on crutches on Monday!
Emory Sports Medicine physician Spero Karas, MD says Kevin’s prognosis should be good. Karas has treated similar fractures in his tenure at the Emory Sports Medicine Center. He anticipates Kevin could be healed in six – nine months if he doesn’t face any complications and starts rehabilitation immediately.
Watch Dr. Karas’ interview with CNN
Fredricka Whitfield talks to Dr. Spero Karas, about Kevin Ware’s gruesome leg break and his rehabilitation.
Watch another interview with CBS
About Dr. Spero Karas
Dr. Karas is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Emory University and the Head Team Physician for the Atlanta Falcons. He is also the Director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Emory University School of Medicine. His specialties include sports medicine, surgery of the shoulder and knee, and arthroscopic surgery. He came to Emory in 2005, after serving as Chief of the Shoulder Service and team physician at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, with a subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a consulting team physician for Emory University and Georgia Tech athletics. He cares for patients and athletes of all levels: professional, collegiate, scholastic, and recreational.
Dr. Karas was recognized as one of America’s “Top Orthopaedic Doctors” in Men’s Health Magazine April 2007 and “Top Sports Medicine Specialists for Women” in Women’s Health Magazine. Atlanta Magazine has named him “Atlanta’s Most Trusted Sports Medicine Specialist” for the past three years. Dr. Karas is an internationally recognized expert in the field of shoulder, knee, and sports medicine.