It’s a common sports injury. A torn anterior cruciate ligament-or ACL holds the knee in place. Now, some surgeons are testing a minimally invasive repair using polymers that are as durable as Kevlar: the material used in bulletproof vests.
Cold, wet winter weather doesn't have to put the kibosh on your running. Just follow some basic advice to help you maintain your exercise program safely.
Source: Harvard Health Publishing
One of the fastest growing and popular sports among older adults is easy to play and lots of fun. But pickleball, with its funny name, comes with some serious risks.
If you've walked, jogged and hiked this far without any major knee trouble, there's more you can do than thank your lucky stars. A few basic steps can help you protect your knees as you age.
A new “artificial meniscus” is being hailed as a less painful and less complicated way to perform knee surgery.
Source: Verywell Health
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) on the inner side of the knee is most often torn when there is a force that strikes the outside of the knee. The MCL attempts to resist widening of the joint and tears if the force is too great. When this happens, you face a recovery time of weeks to months, depending on the grade of the MCL tear.
Source: Medical News Today
A sprained ankle is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle. Mild sprains may involve overstretching and irritating the ligaments, while severe sprains can cause the ligaments to tear completely.
While 2019 predictions call for warmer-than-average temperatures this winter for much of the United States, the risk of injury from snow and ice remains the same. Cold-weather conditions bring hazards that can be downright dangerous for those trying to clear walkways, paths and other areas. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is urging all those involved in snow removal and winter-weather cleanup to take precautions and focus on safety.
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Winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding are a great way to get kids active, but new research suggests extra safety measures may be in order for younger children.
Source: Medical Xpress
Rehabilitation after knee replacement is an essential part of the recovery process. But what's the best way to prepare patients before the procedure?