Dr. Muschaweck – Owen Injury Has 0.1% Of Ever Re-Occurring

Dr Muschaweck, the world renowned surgeon who has developed techniques for operating on the hernia area which require minimal repair time has talked about Michael Owen’s injury and she thinks that there’s little chance of his injured area breaking down.

The only thing stopping Michael playing is if there’s any pain there.


Michael Owen – no more groin problems ?

As we have mentioned before Muschaweck developed what is known as the ‘Minimal Repair Technique’ for athletes, among others and she insists the risk of the injury re-occurring is minuscule.

She talked yesterday about Michael’s injury which she seems to have done such a great job on:

“The main difference to other operation techniques for the groin area is that only the defect of the posterior wall of the groin canal is opened and no sound tissue is destroyed.”

“A special type of suturing is necessary, which keeps the elasticity of the abdominal wall. Therefore the training and full activity can start very early without any risk.”

“The only thing stopping a quick return can be some pain which will keep the player off the field for some further days. The risk of the injury re-occurring is 0.1 per cent.”

So there you have it, certainly the surgeon is positive about the fitness of Owen. Let’s hope she’s right and Michael comes back to Newcastle on October 22nd from the two England games fit and well, and ready for our vital clash with Tottenham on 22nd October.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • Hammy

    Oct 10, 2007 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Hang on….I’ll just get me dictionary oot……..

    Dr Mucklewreck is defo on my team in the annual Toon scrabble tournament.

    Is that a .01% chance re-occurring ever, or just this week? if it is the former can she also operate on his hamstrings please.

  • Hammy

    Oct 10, 2007 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Where is everybody? heres me stuck at home “looking after the kids”
    that reminds me…better see what they are up to…I’ll just have a look on ebay first…back soon to check blog.

  • Doctapaul

    Oct 10, 2007 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s not the rights and wrongs of who says what. Bottom line is there is a 10% chance of getting injured in any match – so what?

    What concerns me most are the defiant language patterns by Owen with Sam. Is there an undelying rift between the two?

  • Hammy

    Oct 10, 2007 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4

    You a real Doctor or a pretend one?
    just curious..

  • malaysian geordie

    Oct 10, 2007 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #5

    its not the groin that i scared he might injure. i m worried of major injuries such as ACL or other knee related injuries

  • Bill F

    Oct 10, 2007 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #6

    As an eminent Doctor of life I can confidently say that statistics are a load of bo**cks used by politicians and the like and should be taken with a pinch of salt 57% of the time. If she says he isn’t going to get a recurring injury then if I was Michael I would be shi**ng my jock strap.

  • Whumpie

    Oct 10, 2007 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Owen’s really annoyed me here. Big Sam said he shouldn’t have played in the World Cup opener, and apparently that bugged EMO (if the Sun is to be believed). Next match in, and EMO does his knee and is out for a year. BSA wasn’t worried then about a recurrence of his injury, and he isn’t now. EMO needs to learn a bit of humility and realise that while his op may not cause problems, the rest of his body will be more injury-prone as a result of it.

    Of course the surgeon will claim it’s ok – that’s how she gets more clients and charges that much. Muppet. She knows naff-all about anything but stitching up stomachs – let alone the mechanics of breaking footballers.

    BSA was right before, and he’s right now – Mac should have him available for England, but only as a sub if needed, to be brought on if we need the goal and nobody else looks like getting it. Otherwise it could easily be another year and another £10m that we toon people have to pay for.

  • Glenn

    Oct 10, 2007 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Only a 0.1% chance of it re-occuring?
    This is Newcastle United we’re talking about, its going to re-occur then.

  • ChrisL

    Oct 10, 2007 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Whumpie, if the newspapers have nothing to fill their pages about, then they know that a story about Owen will statistically increase sales by about 30%

    It’s all cr*p, don’t worry about it. He’s not at Newcastle for the long term (& there is nothing wrong with that), we just need to get out of him what we can while he’s here. Fat Fred knew he had a poor injury history & bought him anyway… nothing has changed.

    Ed, please ban any new “Owen, England v Newcastle” threads. They have been done to death & you’ll probably start losing readers soon.

    Next topic please.

  • joe

    Oct 10, 2007 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #10

    I know you guys are probably sick of all these owen england bs. But trust me its not only going on in where you live. I live in malaysia and for the past week or so some shit reporter has written something about him being fit to play for england in the papers everyday!! And guess what? No mention about newcastle at all..

  • Doctapaul

    Oct 10, 2007 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #11

    just back from work so sorry for delay in replying.

    Hammy, my late pal Ernie (who was a GP) used to call me a Paper Hanger and Decorator (PhD) in Statistics would you believe.

    So having researched leading edge percentages for 7 years, Dr Bill F, I agree with you. It’s all a load of bo!!ocks 5% of the time we think it’s a likelihood. And it’s likeley that it’s not a load of bollocks 5% of the time when we think it is.

    Does anyone have a problem with this?

    ps there are lot a unkind words flying around. Can we choose to be nice or better still funny or intellectually provoking – or all we all dimfvcks.

  • Hammy

    Oct 10, 2007 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #12

    Thanks for clearing that one up Doc.


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