Collateral ligament protection

Injury risk factors among telemark skiers

Most telemark skiers worry the most about injuring their knees while earning their turns. The study certainly supports this concern, as the most common injury is to the knee (about 30-35% of all injuries reported). Storm Chasing … READ MORE

Steps in the knee rehab cycle

Rehabilitation of the knee is not always a straight line process. Things may improve, and then seem to go backwards. Things may go well, and then a stumble and fall may set the whole process back. By Dr Sheila Strover, Knee … READ MORE

When knees need support

Don’t let a knee injury or arthritis keep you sidelined. A brace may help you get back in the game. Portland Senior Recreation offers trips, hikes, tours and activities for age 60+ When Rex Benham’s doctor told him he needed a … READ MORE

ACL knee bracing update

Members of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, AOSSM, revealed only 13 percent of respondents never braced their ACL reconstructed patients. The orthopaedic community has recognized – with increasing clarity, … READ MORE

Doctors identify a new knee ligament

Knee surgeons from the University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium announced that they had found a new knee ligament, one that had not previously been specifically identified, despite untold numbers of past knee dissections and scans. By … READ MORE

The Great Hamstring Saver

Illustration by Ben Wiseman. The New York Times Talent and tactics aside, the 2014 World Cup could be won or lost by hamstrings, those long, stringy muscles and tendons that run along the backs of the thigh from the hip to the knee. … READ MORE

Spine conditioning program

This spine conditioning program should be continued for 4 to 6 weeks, unless otherwise specified by your doctor or physical therapist. After your recovery, these exercises can be continued as a maintenance program for lifelong … READ MORE
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