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  • Are fast-pitch softball pitchers overdoing it?

    Source: Medicine

    Youth baseball leagues often have fairly strict limits on how many innings pitchers can pitch, or how many pitches a player can throw. But for girls playing fast-pitch softball, such guidelines are rare. One reason is that softball pitchers throw underhand, a motion thought to stress the arm less than the overhand throws seen in baseball.

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  • Study shows men and women tear ACL the same way in non-contact injury

    Source: ScienceDaily

    While women are two to four times more likely than men to tear the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee, the cause of this injury is no different between the sexes, according to new research from Duke Health.

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  • Return to play for soccer athletes and risk for future injury

    Source: PR Newswire

    A new study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) looked at soccer athletes who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction to better understand the average return to play time and their risk of injury following a revision ACL reconstruction.

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  • Health Tip: Signs You Need Rotator Cuff Surgery

    Source: HealthDay

    The rotator cuff is a collection of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder. It's common for athletes -- for example, baseball pitchers -- to injure this area.

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions symptoms that indicate surgery is needed:

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  • Meniscus Tears 101

    Source: HSS

    What is a meniscus? There are actually two menisci in each knee that distribute the weight of the body and reduce friction in the knee. The menisci sit in the knee joint between the femur and the tibia along with cartilage, a smooth, gliding layer that allows pain-free motion at the joint. The menisci are crescent-shaped fibrocartilage structures that protect the cartilage from damage and allow the joint to continue to move freely.

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