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What Happened to Sports Seasons?

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One thing that I noticed during the summer Olympics was the amount of dedication and time that most of these athletes have put into their sport.  Some of them have been working exclusively on their sport since they were 5 or 6 years old.  There are the extreme examples such as the Chinese gymnast who had only spent 16 days at ...

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Returning to Sport after ACL Injuries

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As an orthopaedic surgeon in Louisville, KY, I try to keep up with any injuries to local sports figures for many reasons.  I am a fan and I have the same concerns as most other fans:  How will these injuries affect the team and, more importantly, how will they affect my chances of being able to celebrate and gloat later in the season?  Since sports medicine is a large part of my practice, people often ask me for my input ...

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Should I Have Surgery for My Rotator Cuff Tear?

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Shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons that people come to see me in my office.  While many of the causes of shoulder pain are simply related to overuse or inflammation, some are more significant and are a result of tearing of the rotator cuff.  The likelihood that your shoulder pain comes from a tear in ...

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New Rules in College Football Aimed at Reducing Injuries

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Now that college football is in full swing, I’m sure you have noticed the new rules in effect this season.  There are two changes in particular that I want to discuss as they are both designed to help reduce the number of injuries in the sport.  The first is the new touchback rule and the second are the new rules regarding helmets ...

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Fred Jackson May Not Be Out Long with LCL Injury

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Nothing is worse than seeing one of your starting RBs go down in Week 1 with an injury.  If he tears his ACL, then from a fantasy perspective it’s easy because you know he’s out for the season and you can drop him, free up a roster spot, and move on.  The tough fantasy decisions come when you get an injury and the timetable for his return is unclear, which has been the case with Fred Jackson since Sunday’s game.  ...

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