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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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  • What You Need to Know About Female ACL Tears

    Source: HSS

    What is an ACL? The ACL is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or one of two crossing ligaments in the middle of the knee. Basically, the ligaments are soft tissue bands that stabilize the knee. The function of the ACL is to prevent the tibia from moving too far forward on the femur.

    What is an ACL tear? ACL tears are one of the more common knee injuries that people are aware of given that (relatively) high numbers of these injuries happen in professional and recreational sports. Most likely, you or someone you know has had an ACL injury. ACL tears commonly happen with cutting, pivoting, and jumping sports such as soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse, and volleyball.

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  • Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. A new review looks at the ability of two different reconstruction techniques to restore normal knee motion and potentially slow degenerative changes

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