21Aug, 2008

Competitive Youth Sports Injuries Today Can Lead to Permanent Damage Tomorrow, If Proper Precautions Aren’t Taken

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by Dr. Mark Sanders As youth sports intensify, American children get bigger and seasons last longer and longer, youth sports injuries have become more common and more severe. In years past it was not out of the ordinary to see a sprained ankle or perhaps a broken leg associated with a youth sport-related injury. But today Orthopedic surgeons like myself are seeing an increase in adult-type athletic injuries such as a torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL), tendonitis, torn cartilage, and torn rotator cuffs. Football is recognized as one of the […]

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, […]