Sports Injuries in Youth Rising in U.S.

With all of the emphasis on fitness, few Americans realize that sports injuries have risen dramatically in school-age children. While bumps, bruises and even broken bones have been with us forever, today athletes between the ages of 12 and 15 suffer 47% of all concussions. Most of these are preventable and predictable, according to an…

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Sidelined by Torn Meniscus

What do Juan Agudelo, Chipper Jones, Chris Paul, Salvador Perez, Alex Rodriguez, Kerry Wood, Chipper Jones, Eric Smith, Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose all have in common? If you guessed « torn meniscus, »you win the jackpot. You’d also be correct in thinking this is a very common injury. The risk is highest for men over 40,…

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Pressure Mounts to Separate Kids & Football

What can you do when your son (or daughter) announces he’s made the football team and all you’ve been hearing is risk, risk, risky business? First, know and understand the risks. The evidence is growing and growing more serious about the longterm effects of football and head injuries. Players who’ve taken a hit to the…

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Knees Feeling the Effects of a Long Summer? Consider Knee Cartilage Reconstruction

Whether you are a major league catcher or a green thumbed gardener, you will likely be feeling the effects of an active summer season in your knees. Over time, excessive bending and stretching can wear down the cartilage in your knees, leaving them susceptible to inflammation and arthritic pain. Certain hobbies and habits are more…

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What Can You Expect After Total Knee Replacement?

Your post-surgical capabilities depend on your pre-surgical fitness level, your rehab, and which sports or activities you intend to resume. Total knee replacement (TKR) is one of the most popular procedures in orthopedic and sports medicine, enabling millions of people to resume an active life. For many patients, it can seem like a miracle. One…

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Vehicle Accident Victims Need a Long-term Outlook

While there are a number of injuries that can result from a vehicle accident, a few principles should guide the patient. First, don’t dismiss those nagging aches and pains. Vehicle accidents, while their numbers have been falling over the past few decades, are still a common cause of neck and back injuries as well as a…

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Knee Pain Can Be Avoided With Proper Exercise

It may be one of the most common problems encountered by active people, afflicting golfers, bicyclists, runners, skiers, tennis players, gardeners, swimmers, and everyone in between. Knees. When those tough little joints start to hurt, everything stops. Suddenly, you can’t push down on a bicycle pedal, can’t even move for fear of tearing something. The…

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Total Knee Replacement Achieves New Success

Knee Replacement was once a rather exotic luxury— like traveling to China to see the Great Wall. Today, it’s estimated that two millions Americans are walking around with an artificial knee. One relatively minor flaw in this great success story is that revision surgery has increased for patients in the younger cohort (45 to 64 years…

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