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 […]