Injury Prevention

  • Arthritis 101 - The Basics

    Arthritis 101 - The Basics

    Osteoarthritis, or OA, often occurs as we become older due to years of wear and tear on one or more joints. Things like long-term participation in sports, joint injuries, or repetitive activities of daily living can all contribute to developing OA.

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  • Low Back Pain in Young Athletes

    Low Back Pain in Young Athletes

    Spondylolysis is a fracture of the spine and is a common cause of lower back pain in young athletes. Spondylolysis occurs most frequently in the lower back at what are referred to as the lumbar levels of the spine.

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  • ACL Reconstruction - Getting Back in the Game

    ACL Reconstruction - Getting Back in the Game

    Stitching an ACL back together will not work, so it must be reconstructed. A section of tendon is used to replace the torn ACL. That piece of tendon is called a “graft.” Usually, one of two types of grafts are used to reconstruct the ACL: an autograft, which comes from the patient, and an allograft, which comes from a cadaver.

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  • Preventing ACL Injuries - The Basics

    Preventing ACL Injuries - The Basics

    ACL tears can be devastating injuries. Adding insult to injury, the ACL does not heal on its own and thus requires surgical treatment in most cases. Take actions to prevent ACL Injuries!

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  • 5 Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries

    5 Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries

    All sports have a risk of injury. However, here are some important injury prevention tips that can help promote a safe, optimal, sports experience for you and your athletes. 1. Get a Pre-Season Physical A pre-season physical is a

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  • Common Hip Injuries in Kids

    Common Hip Injuries in Kids

    Common Hip Injuries in Kids By Kevin Shea, MD Pediatric athletes are subject to several different acute hip injuries. These injuries include problems around the growth plate and around the femur and pelvis. In some cases, acute symptoms can develop

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  • Metro Ski League racers prepare to kick off the 2014 season!

    Metro Ski League racers prepare to kick off the 2014 season!

    Metro League ski racers prepare to kick off the 2014 season in fresh powder sporting new racing bibs provided by Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists. Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists provides injury prevention programs, team physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists to

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