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Sports Medicine Diagnosis and Recovery with Dr. Aubry

Dr. Jonathan Aubry has dedicated his life to working with athletes helping them to recover and avoid injuries. He has experience with multiple D1 athletes in Football, Soccer, Basketball, and more and has experience outside of working with students, working sidelines, training rooms, and ringside boxing. He sat down with WJBC Radio to talk about the healing process and how Carle Mclean County Orthopedics helps get athletes back out onto the field as quickly as possible.

With fall sports coming back in full swing, it's important to have somewhere to go if the worse happens. Our specialists are here to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. Dr. Aubry talks us through the process.

"Myself and my partners often are able to give an indication to the athlete whether or not if it's something not-so intense or whether it's something that needs additional workup. – I'm going to let them know whether or not something is torn right away, and we usually work them up with an MRI to confirm."

When asked about how quickly the process takes, Dr. Aubry talked about the on-site facilities that allow athletes to get a diagnosis as quickly as possible.

"We usually start with an X-Ray in the office that day – and we have an MRI scanner in our office, so we're pretty efficient [about] getting our athletes in and getting some answers to them quick."

Carle Mclean County Orthopedics offers state-of-the-art imaging equipment to help physicians get answers as soon as possible and works with rehab specialists to get athletes back in shape as swiftly as they can. With their on-site MRI and X-ray machines, athletes can go into the office without a referral and get taken care of.

So, what's the turn-around time for something as bad as an ACL like? How does Carle Mclean County Orthopedics help athletes deal with the pain and rehab to get back to the field?

"It depends on whether if it's just the ACL, just a torn ligament, or are there other things going on internally in the knee that need to be protected for periods of time. Typically, it's 6-8 months of rehab for an ACL reconstruction, but if we're thinking of something a little less intense such as a meniscal tear or something like that, it's sooner."

The rehab process at Carle Mclean County Orthopedics is fairly straightforward. Their therapists have decades of experience working with athletes and can provide you with personalized rehab plans that are effective for your personal needs. They don't just treat college and high school athletes, though; anyone who is active can find a home at Carle Mclean County Orthopedics.

"I use the term athlete very loosely. It's really anyone that's trying to be active, even if it's [treating] them before going back to work. – We treat all kinds of ages, from young ones to grandma and grandpa."

Dr. Aubry received his Doctor of Medicine with honors from the University of Illinois in 2017 and has since completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Florida in 2021. Directly after his fellowship, he moved to Bloomington to work with Carle Mclean County Orthopedics and provide quality care to athletes of all ages.

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