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.
A new study examines what may cause chronic back pain in runners and the exercises to help prevent it. The study suggests that runners with weak deep core muscles are at higher risk of developing low back pain. And, unfortunately, most people's deep core muscles aren't nearly as strong as they should be.
Athletes who suffer life-threatening heat stroke should be cooled on site before they are taken to the hospital, according to a new article. The principle of 'cool first, transport second' differs from the usual practice of calling 911 and getting to the hospital as soon as possible.
The type of exercise that children get in school does make a difference, according to a major Danish study. Schoolchildren 8 to 10 years old develop stronger bones, increased muscular strength and improved balance when ball games or circuit training are on the timetable.
Watching Olympic athletes zoom down the slopes or tear up the rink can inspire you to get involved in winter sports. But when you do strap on skis or lace up skates, it's important to remember that you have not trained like an Olympian, and that an ounce of prevention can help avoid the pain of injuries later.
Wrist injuries have forced many high-performance tennis players to miss recent major tournaments. Both the Rio Olympic medallist Kei Nishikori and two-time grand slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova are missing the 2018 Australian Open while recovering from wrist surgery.
A group of researchers developed a synthetic tissue using synovium-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for treating damaged cartilage, which had previously been incurable and had no effective therapies.