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BLOG: Youth football injuries can be prevented, minimized with some precaution

Football is one of the most popular sports played by young athletes in the United States. It also leads all other sports in the number of yearly injuries. In 2007, more than 920,000 athletes under 18 years of age were treated in the emergency room, doctor’s office and/or clinics for football-related injuries, according to the […]

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Why is osteoarthritis more common among athletes?

Osteoarthritis and reduced range of motion in the hip and groin are more common among athletes and other people who engage in strenuous physical activity. The cause may be microscopic injuries due to high load on the hips and subsequent joint changes. A PhD thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy studied elite soccer and hockey players. Source: […]

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Recurrent shoulder dislocation prevented with combination Bankart repair and Bristow procedure

Although investigators of this study found a combination of Bankart repair and Bristow procedure prevented recurrent shoulder dislocation in rugby players, some patients complained of insufficiency in quality of their play when performing specific movements. At a mean follow-up of 30.5 months, researchers found no recurrent dislocations among patients. Following surgery, the mean Rowe score […]

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Study highlights increased number of ACL tears among youth

The number of ACL tears among adolescents and school-aged children has increased during the past 20 years, according to results recently presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, with peak rates of tears seen in high school students. Investigators of the study reviewed insurance company billing data from 1994 to 2003. […]

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Common shoulder dislocation can heal just as well without surgery: Study

Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation is one of the most common shoulder injuries orthopedic surgeons treat. Severe dislocations are often treated with surgery, but patients who opt for non-surgical treatment typically experience fewer complications and return to work sooner, according to new research published today in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. The AC joint is located at the […]

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