Knee (e.g. ACL)

Surgical Repair of Medial Meniscus Tears: Don't Walk Until Given Okay By Doctor

Tears to the medial meniscus require surgical repair, but the repaired meniscus can easily be torn with only small amounts of pressure, so allowing it to fully heal after surgery before walking is critical for a full recovery.

Return to Play After ACL Surgery: How Parents Can Help

The period between the end of physical therapy and the start of sports-specific conditioning is a critical time frame for young athletes after an an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear or rupture, reconstructive surgery, and months of rehabilitation.

Female ACL Injury Prevention Programs Work Despite Questions

ACL injury prevention programs for female athletes such as the Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance (PEP) program have value, despite lingering doubts about their effectiveness raised in a new study. While there is evidence that injury prevention programs may reduce the risk of some knee injuries, additional research in necessary, said the study author.

Early ACL Surgery in Kids Would Save Millions & Prevent Many Knee Injuries: Study

Nearly $30 million a year would be saved in hospital charges if early rather than delayed ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery was performed on pediatric patients, according to a study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) 2010 Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.  Additionally, more than 7,300 tears to the meniscus and 7,800 cartilage tears in children could be avoided each year in the U.S. by early ACL surgery.

Child's Ability To Heal Quickly From Sports Injuries: A Mixed Blessing?

The ability of kids to heal faster from sports injuries than adults is a mixed blessing with pluses and minuses.  it is important to let an injury fully heal before a child is allowed to return to play; playing hurt increases the risk of future injury and permanent disability.

PEP Warm-Up Exercises Reduce Female ACL Injury Risk

Following a specially-designed warm-up regimen before sports measurably improves muscle strength and flexibility and corrects biomechanical imbalances blamed for the epidemic of anterior cruciate injuries among female athletes.                                                        

Delay in ACL Surgery Increases Risk of Permanent Injury

A new study provides strong evidence that a young athlete delaying reconstructive surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is at increased risk of irreparable knee damage. Early reconstruction of the ACL before any other damage to the knee gives a child the best chance of a good outcome in the future.  Once other structures in the knee are damaged, the final outcome may not be as good, no matter what the surgeon does at the time of reconstruction.

Sports Injuries: Telling Parents The Truth

The culture of youth sports can cloud a parent's judgment to the point that she doesn't want to hear the truth about the seriousness of an injury to their child.

ACL Surgery: Return to Play Not Guaranteed

Reconstructive surgery on a torn or ruptured ACL is increasingly common in sports and some may shorten or end your child's sports career.

Link Between Early Specialization And ACL Injury Increase: No Surprise to Me

Today's annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons brought some news sports parents need to hear.

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