Posts Tagged 'youth sports injuries'

ACL Surgery in Growing Children

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A few weeks ago I wrote about some recent studies reporting a rise in ACL injuries in kids and discussed some of the causes of this trend.  Since then I have had a few questions about treatment of these adolescent ACL injuries, so today I am going to explain how the thinking on this has evolved over the years and ...

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How to Prevent Basketball Injuries

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It’s that time of year again when the sound of leather bouncing on hardwood fills gymnasiums throughout the region. Basketball is called a “non-contact” sport, but anyone who plays or follows the game knows this isn’t a true a description.  Basketball is a very physical sport, perhaps more so now than ever before, and staying healthy for an entire ...

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Why are Children’s Sports Injuries on the Rise?

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Several recent studies, including this one from Philadelphia, have shown a significant rise in children’s sporting injuries over the past 10-15 years.  A large percentage of these are knee injuries such as ACL or meniscus tears, which can have ramifications on knee health as an adult if not treated adequately during childhood.  Throwing injuries of the shoulder and elbow, such ...

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