31Jul, 2008

Sports Injuries: How to Avoid Orthopedic Surgery

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Anyone who has ever been involved in athletics knows that minor sports injuries are just par for the course. Muscle strains, sore limbs and pulled ligaments are not anything to be overly concerned about; a few days of rest and you can usually avoid any lasting damage. But sometimes damage such as rotator cuff tears or ACL injuries can require more than just some relaxation time, and serious athletes may sometimes end up visiting a clinic for some type of orthopedic surgery. How can active, energetic individuals enjoy their activities […]
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31Jul, 2008

ACL Rehabilitation Program: Getting Back to Your Life After an ACL Injury

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What does an ACL rehab program involve? After an ACL injury, your orthopedic surgeon will create an ACL rehabilitation program that gets you back to your normal life as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Not all ACL knee injuries are the same, of course, which means that your physicians will take your current physical condition, extent of the injury, and future athletic goals into account as they design your program. The goal of a rehabilitation program is to improve the functionality of the muscles in the injured leg until […]
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31Jul, 2008

Cadaver Tissue Fails Nearly 25% of the Time in Young Athletic ACL Reconstruction Patients

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With an estimated 80,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears each year in the United States, including the recent injury to golfer Tiger Woods, choosing the best replacement ligament for an ACL surgery is vital. A new study just released at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine found that using a cadaver ligament may not be the best choice. The ACL is one of the major stabilizing ligaments of the knee. Located in the center of the knee joint, it runs from the thigh bone […]
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2Jul, 2008

Injury to the Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament

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One of the most common sports injuries, especially in two-wheel sports, occurs in the scapholunate interosseous ligament. The scapholunate interosseous ligament is the link between carpal scaphoid and lunate bone. It ensures stability of the scapholunate joint and helps keep the entire wrist stabilized. Injuries to this very crucial ligament commonly occur in falls on outstretched hands. A scapholunate interosseous ligament injury may present both patients and surgeons with diagnostic and treatment challenges. This injury remarkably disorders normal carpal motion and spreads the scaphoid bone away from the lunate bone, […]
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