Ligament instability

Knee surgery rates soaring among teen girls

A growing number of U.S. athletes are getting operations to repair torn knee ligaments, and a new study suggests injury rates are highest and rising fastest among teen girls. Former Dallas Texans player Christina Gordon (wearing … READ MORE

Ski safely this winter

Reducing Skiing Injuries. On a winter day at the Snowbird ski resort in Utah a dozen years ago, I paused on my skis to watch my 6-year-old taking a lesson. I didn’t notice the snowboarder hurdling out of control on the hill … READ MORE

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

Home remedies for knee pain

Knee pain is a common condition that can be caused by both short-term and long-term problems. Many short-term knee problems do not need any help from doctors and people can often help with their own recovery. Home remedies can also … READ MORE

Common causes of severe knee pain

Many people think knee pain only affects older people, but it can affect people of all ages. Whether it’s due to arthritis or an injury, it is important to know what has caused the knee pain. 4 Exercises for Lasting Knee Pain … READ MORE

Cure that aching knee today

Injury is part of our lives. Our natural affinity for physical activity – such as sports – put us in danger of having an injury. One of the worst injuries which can happen to an individual is knee injury. Knee protection … 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

Why are women more prone to knee injuries?

“Birth control pills help maintain lower and more consistent levels of estrogen, which may prevent periodic ACL weakness,” said lead author and MD PhD student Aaron Gray. “With this in mind, we examined whether oral … 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

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
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