World Champion Disc Golfer Suffers Common Ailment Corrected with Simple Surgery

A bone spur in the wrist stood between Jerry Robbins and his pursuit of a third disc golf championship title until a simple surgery put him back in the game.

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Jerry Robbins is a 75-year old two-time disc golf champion. But a painful, degenerative condition in his wrist called a bone spur made it harder and harder to play at his world champion level. He came to the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at The University of Kansas Hospital and saw Dr. Bruce Toby. Dr. Toby performed the surgery to remove the bone spur from Robbins, and after a few months of therapy, cleared him to compete again. Dr. Toby believes that athletics is important not only when you’re in your teens or 20’s, but when you’re in your 50’s, 60’s or even in your 70’s. It keeps people youthful and active and keeps them in the game. Jerry hopes to play disc golf till he’s 100, and thinks playing the sport will help him get there.