A torn anterior cruciate ligament in your knee is a significant sports injury that can end your season, and put you on the road to surgery and extensive rehabilitation. Many people don’t realize that this injury affects women in some sports far more than men.
For most people with osteoarthritis, the cause of their condition is unclear. But certain factors are known to increase your risk for osteoarthritis. One of them is an injury from sports or some other trauma.
Athletes know the unmistakable “pop” when they’ve torn their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The injury can put a quick end to the season — and sometimes requires surgery and extensive rehabilitation.
ACL tears are one of the most common of all knee injuries, with more than 200,000 occurring annually. Recent research points to one factor that should be carefully weighed when you and your doctor discuss treatment options: your age.
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Contributor: Mayur Pandya, DO When sports result in a serious injury, athletes not only need to heal physically, but they often struggle to regain confidence. These feelings can influence how they react to the injury, approach recovery and get back to their sport. Remember that after a sports injury, it’s normal to feel mild apprehension … Read More
Contributor: Kurt Spindler, MD Have you torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? If, unfortunately, you have, and you’re considering surgical reconstruction, you and your doctor need to weigh one factor very carefully when you discuss treatment options: your age. Recent research shows that the patient’s age and the type of graft performed can predict the … Read More
Contributor: Susan Joy, MD, sports and exercise medicine physician Athletes know the unmistakable “pop” when they’ve torn their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It can put a quick end to the season and sometimes require surgery and extensive rehabilitation. To prevent this, athletes need to practice proper form. If you play soccer, basketball and volleyball, you … Read More