Posts Categorized: Football Injuries

Top 9 Things to Know About ACL Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament, often referred to as ACL injuries, are the most common knee injuries athletes suffer. While an extremely active individual could possibly suffer this type of injury, an ACL tear is most common in athletes. This is because of the stop and start movements associated with sports such as football, basketball, hockey and more…. Read more »

Quick Facts About Football Injuries

Attn. Football Fans…This excellent review article about Football Injuries was published in October 2016 by the American Journal of Orthopedics, and authored by Paul Rothenberg, M.D. and colleagues. Follow along for 18 interesting facts about football injuries! 18 Facts To Know About Football & Football Injuries: Football is the most popular sport in the U.S. The number… Read more »

Sports Concussions for Children and Teens

Management of Sports Concussions in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population There is an excellent review in the January/February issue of Orthopedics by Dr. Aaron Provance et al. which covers the management of sports-related concussions in the pediatric and adolescent population. Below is a summary of the key points in managing sports related concussions. Concussions make up nearly 10% of… Read more »

Celebrate Super Bowl 50 and Check Out These Findings on Return to Play after ACL Injuries in Football

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, there is a lot of excitement and preparation for coaches, players and even their fans. This year, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will compete for the Vince Lombardi trophy at Super Bowl 50 on February 7th. Super Bowl Sunday has become an unofficial holiday in America… Read more »

Clavicle Fracture, Concussion, and ACL Injury

Contact High School Fall Season Sports Injuries: Clavicle Fracture, Concussions and the ACL Injury The training for the fall sports season officially starts July 15th. High School Fall Season contact sports (football and soccer) bring about many injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to more serious injuries requiring surgical intervention. Among the more common fall… Read more »

Factors Influencing Return to Play Following ACL Surgery in Division 1 Football Players

Researchers led by Dr. Jimmy Daruwalla and colleagues published in the April 2014 in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine looked at factors that influenced return to play for Division 1 college football players after undergoing ACL surgery. “Return to Play” was defined as a player being able to engage fully in football practice and/… Read more »

Louisville Orthopedic Emphasizes Dangers of Concussions in Sports

Concussions in Sports are a Serious Problem The long term effects of concussions in sports are being recognized and concussion treatment and prevention is being intensively studied. The NFL settled a lawsuit with retired NFL players for 765 million dollars over concussion related brain injuries and the NCAA is currently in mediation regarding the same… Read more »

Concussions in Football – Does Type of Helmet or Mouth-Guard Make a Difference?

New data looking at football helmet type and brand disproves the fact that certain helmet companies are claiming that their brand is more likely to prevent concussions than others. Three common helmet brands: Ridell, Schutt, and Xenith were studied by authors Dr. Timothy McGuine et al. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Health Sports Medicine Center…. Read more »

Knee Function and Quality of Life after Bilateral ACL Injuries

The ACL injury is very common in certain sports such as soccer, football, and basketball. The data has revealed that 14 percent of patients with a unilateral ACL injury will go on to develop an ACL injury to the other leg. There is an incidence of 32 to 70 ACL injuries per 100,000 people per… Read more »

Football Injuries – NFL Injury Update 2013

An elite athlete who is a pro football player has a career in the NFL on average for 3.6 years. Pro football players tend to sustain football injuries at much younger ages than the general population. Two interesting studies were published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2013 looking specifically NFL football injuries…. Read more »