For athletes and weekend warriors alike, returning from a tendon injury too soon often ensures a trip right back to physical therapy. However, a new technology could one day help tell whether your tendons are ready for action.
While women are two to four times more likely than men to tear the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee, the cause of this injury is no different between the sexes, according to new research.
A new study looked at primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions among high-level athletes, and found that a return to play checklist decreased the incidence of injury to the knee following ACL reconstruction.
More than 35 million kids play an organized sport in the United States. But, did you know almost a third of kids that play a team sport get injured seriously enough to miss practice or games? April is national youth sports safety month. Here are some tips on how parents can keep their kids safe out on the field.
As with other knee injuries, how you rehab from a torn ACL is critical to the overall success of the surgery to fix it. Hundreds of thousands of ACL repair surgeries are done every year in the United States and women are more likely than men to suffer this painful accident. We explain a very different approach to fixing this serious injury.
Cartilage is the cushiony material that protects our joints, and it takes a pounding! It wears down as we age and can be damaged during sports or sudden impact. Over the past few years, researchers have developed biologic materials to help repair or patch the tissue damage.
A new study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) looked at soccer athletes who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction to better understand the average return to play time and their risk of injury following a revision ACL reconstruction.
If you’ve played soccer competitively then you’ll know how the sport can put strains on your legs, especially your knees. The most common soccer injuries are sprains, and strains of ligaments and muscles; specifically tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the meniscus.