Posts Categorized: Knee Injuries and Knee Surgery

Is Exercise a Good Intervention for Some People with Osteoarthritis of the Knee?

A recent medical article published in the International SportMed Journal examined whether exercise was a favorable treatment for knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common joint condition that happens when the cartilage in a person’s knee wears down. This progressive degenerative condition tends to happen gradually over time and is more common in people… 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 »

Torn Meniscus and Meniscal Injury – Comparing Children and Adolescents

More and more children are competing in sports, and with increased participation there is an increase in the number of knee injuries. A knee injury like a torn meniscus can affect a young athletes knee for the rest of their life. Studies have confirmed early onset osteoarthritis in patients with ACL injuries and meniscal tears…. Read more »

ACL Injuries More Common Among Girls

Sports injury prevention programs are an important way to keep kids physically active and injury free. According to University of Connecticut researcher Dr. Lindsay DiStefano, middle school is an ideal time to implement a sports injury prevention program. Research suggests that improving neuromuscular coordination and control is at the heart of reducing ACL injuries by… Read more »

Common Pediatric Sports Injuries – An Overview of the Latest Sports Medicine Research

An excellent article comparing pediatric sports injuries to adolescence sports injuries was published in American Journal of Sports Medicine August 2013. Authors Dr. Andrea Stracciolini and Dr. Lyle Micheli et al. from Boston’s Children’s Hospital looked at two groups of athletes based on age: 5-12 years olds and 13-17 year olds. Over 2,100 children were… Read more »

Does a Sports Injury like an ACL Tear Mean the End of Competitive Play for Pro Athletes?

ACL Tear and Other Sports Injuries Play Key Role in Ending Sports Career for Some Athletes Researchers in Finland published interesting findings in the European Journal of Sports Science (2012) led by Ristolainen and colleagues that sports injuries like an ACL tear may radically alter the direction of an athlete’s career. In a study specifically… Read more »

What is Arthroscopy? Three Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery

                What is Arthroscopy? and Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery – Arthroscopic surgery is a common surgical procedure offered by orthopedic surgeons. For those wondering “What is Arthroscopy?” – arthroscopy is a very common orthopedic procedure performed on a number of different body parts. Most commonly arthroscopy is performed by an… Read more »

What is Patellar Instability? Learn More about your Knee Cap

Patellar instability or patellar subluxation happens when your kneecap does not slide evenly in your femoral groove area. The patella, commonly referred to as the knee cap, is comprised of three bones that join together to create what is called your knee joint. As your knee bends and straightens back out, the patella shifts up… Read more »

Sports Injuries in Children – Learn more about Common Sports Injuries for Kids

Sports Injuries in Children – Learn More With around 7.6 million high school kids in the U.S. participating in some type of sports activity, sports injuries in children are a genuine concern. There are a number of common sport-related injuries impacting this youth population during athletic participation.  While many sports injuries in children are considered… Read more »

ACL Injury Prevention Programs Benefit Youth Athletes – Learn about ACL Injury Prevention from Louisville Orthopedic

ACL Injury Prevention Programs Benefit Athletes As noted by Dr. Carter Mitchell (2013), programs focused on preventing ACL injuries are very important given the prevalence of ACL injury among athletes of all ages including youth athletes. ACL injury prevention programs focus on a number of issues including: increasing strength, endurance, stability and balance. After reviewing data… Read more »