ACL Reconstruction Articles & Stories :

Female Athletes Experience ACL Knee Injures More Frequently

Female Athletes Experience ACL Knee Injures More Frequently

Anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries are much more likely to occur in female athletes compared to males, according to Loyola University Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Dr. Pietro Tonino. Dr. Tonino believes these injuries could be prevented by completing preseason conditioning, in additi... Read More


Young Athletes Avoid Injuries With Warm-up Routines

Young Athletes Avoid Injuries With Warm-up Routines

A simple set of new warm-up exercises provides young athletes considerable protection against season-ending knee injuries, according to a recent sports-medicine study. The findings, presented by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, were published in the American Journ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Stephen A. Baker, M.D. - 7/27/2009

Expert Commentary: Stephen A. Baker, M.D. - 7/27/2009

This story underscores two important imperatives regarding rotator cuff tears and their surgical treatment. The first point is fairly obvious, the second is more subtle but perhaps even more critical for the eventual well-being of the patient. Read More


One-Sixth of Knee Cartilage Treatments Need Redoing

One-Sixth of Knee Cartilage Treatments Need Redoing

More than one in six patients who receive an implant of their own tissue to repair knee cartilage damage must undergo repeat surgery, a recent study found. Doctors conduct the well-established surgical procedure, known as autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), by removing cartilage cells ... Read More


Alternative to Knee Replacement

Alternative to Knee Replacement

For 25 years Robert Reid kept active by practicing karate, playing football, softball, and basketball. But, his love for sports took a toll on his body. Robert developed arthritis in his knees and would need surgery. Read More


ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

If you're at all a sports fan, or an athlete yourself, you've probably heard of the anterior cruciate ligament. It's commonly injured. Now a new study shows what happens to NFL players who are sidelined by their acl's, and it's not good news for players or fans and the owners. Now, a ligament... Read More


Sports Injuries and Children

Sports Injuries and Children

Summer is now here, and itís an opportunity for kids who are involved in one, two, maybe three sports to get a bit of rest. But a lot of kids go year round in their athletics now; itís one reason for the rise in sports injuries in kids. More than three and a half million kids under the age of... Read More



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