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 »
Posts Categorized: Dance Injuries
Why do dancers (ballet and modern) have a lower incidence of ACL injury compared to other athletes? A great study conducted at the Harkness Center for Dance injuries in New York City in conjunction with the Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases looked at the biomechanics of landing from a jump between the two… Read more »
The Facts about Hamstring Injuries – Causes and Prevention Hamstring injuries are a very common type of sports injury. If you are suffering from a hamstring injury, it can be very frustrating, since hamstring injuries may take a considerable amount of time to fully heal. Hamstring injuries also tend to be quite painful. Many people suffering… Read more »
Research on orthopedic injuries in musicians and dancers reveals that certain orthopedic injuries are particularly common among these types of artists. Research by orthopedic surgeon Dr. A.B.M. Rietveld published in Clinical Rheumatology (2013) specializes in treating orthopedic injuries in musicians and dancers and identifies some of the most common types of orthopedic injuries. During medical assessment… Read more »
It is estimated that over 1 billion people are Vitamin D deficient or insufficient. This is not just found in patients with medical problems but otherwise healthy elite athletes. Dr. Angeline et al. from the Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York City, New York, published an outstanding article in the American Journal of Sports Medicine… Read more »
Scientists led by Roberts and colleagues (2012) from the Center for Injury Research and Policy in Columbus Ohio examined 16 years of data on dance-related injuries in young people ages 3 to 19 years. More than 113,000 young people were treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. for dance related injuries between 1991 and 2007.