What Is a Hyperextended Knee?
Knee hyperextension occurs when the knee joint bends backward beyond its normal range of motion. Depending on the severity, this injury can cause damage to the ligaments or tendons that support this area of your leg. It can also lead to pain and several other symptoms.
You Can Prevent Sports Overuse Injuries
“Move it or lose it” the saying goes, but too much exercise or playing sports can lead to overuse injuries.
Preserve knee joint, lower extremity alignment using novel meniscus implant
This blog reviews the function and importance of menisci in protecting articular cartilage.
AAOS updates practice guideline for treatment of ACL injury
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has announced an update to its clinical practice guideline for the management and treatment of ACL injuries, according to a press release.
Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School Year
As a new school year begins, many students return to their favorite sports or try something new.
Females more likely to develop adhesive capsulitis
Data showed that women develop adhesive capsulitis at a faster rate than men and that there are risk factors unique to women. Female athletes are also more likely to experience traumatic shoulder instability than male athletes.
Hematoma aspiration, PRP injection may improve outcomes in athletes with hamstring strain
Compared with conservative treatment, hematoma aspiration combined with platelet-rich plasma injection may shorten return to play and reduce recurrence rate among athletes with grade 2 hamstring strains, according to published results.
A Non-Opioid Way to Pain Relief After Knee, Shoulder Surgeries
Two new studies on pain relief suggest there is a safer alternative to addictive opioid painkillers after knee and shoulder surgery.
Early blood flow restriction therapy may improve pain, strength after ACL reconstruction
Results showed use of blood flow restriction therapy in the early postoperative period after ACL reconstruction may improve short-term pain scores and quadriceps strength within the first 3 months after surgery.
MPFL reconstruction yields ‘excellent midterm results’ in skeletally immature patients
Regardless of patellar height and trochlear dysplasia, isolated medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction yielded “excellent” midterm outcomes with low redislocation rates in skeletally immature patients, according to published results.