Stress Fracture Treatment and Vitamin D Stress fractures are known for causing tiny cracks in a bone and pain to the affected area. This type of injury is often sustained through repetitive movements or overuse common in sports like long-distance running. Many individuals and athletes that run long distances or those that engage in activities that… Read more »
Monthly Archives: May 2016
Doctor, What Happens to My Harvested Hamstring Tendon After ACL Surgery?
The most common graft used for ACL reconstructions is a hamstring tendon graft. Once you’ve torn your ACL, you cannot sew the end of the ACL back together. A ligament needs to be reconstructed. Most ligament reconstructions use the semitendinosus and gracilis tendons. These make up part of your hamstrings: the central part of your patellar tendon also known… Read more »
ACL Reconstruction Surgery and Sports Participation in Athletes
We’re constantly learning new information regarding ACL injuries and sports participation. This common sports injury requires extensive rehabilitation, handwork and commitment. And there is always the fear of tearing the ACL again for athletes that gotten back out on the court or field. While every case is specific for each athlete and injury, new information about ACL reconstruction surgery… Read more »
The Mayo Clinic Studies the Epidemiology of Tennis Elbow
Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is a commonly seen condition in general practice clinics and has been reported to affect 1 to 3 percent of adults in the U.S. each year. A study conducted at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with lead author Dr. Thomas Sanders, Jr. was reported in the Journal of American… Read more »