Common Sports Injuries: Achilles Ruptures

In this week’s Common Sports Injuries, ATLX consulted Dr. Kenneth Jung of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic to learn more about causes, treatment and prevention.

Kenneth S. Jung, M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Jung earned his medical doctorate at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where the John A. Hartford Foundation recognized him as a Medical Scholar. He went on to his orthopedic residency at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York where he was also chief resident. His fellowship in foot and ankle surgery was at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Jung earned his bachelors degree in Physiological Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he served as a student athletic trainer for the UCLA football and baseball teams.

Dr. Jung is an active member of the medical professional community and is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, California Orthopedic Association and is a Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He was an Eagle Scout.

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For more information on the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, visit their website. 

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