Modern ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction techniques have led to a steep decline in the rate of re-rupture of the reconstructed ACL. However, several factors can increase the risk of re-injury. For that reason, it’s important to do everything you can to lessen the risk of incurring damage in the same area. Here are seven things that can be done to reduce the likelihood of it “re-happening” to you:
Shockwave Therapy is FDA approved for a variety of conditions. The potential of shockwave therapy as a safe, non-invasive treatment for tendinitis and other conditions appears to be emerging. Studies show success rate ranges from 60% to 80% in tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendinitis, hip pain, Achilles tendinitis and jumper's knee. The treatment is available at Perimeter Orthopaedics
Can you guess the top 12 sports with injuries that resulted in trips to the E.R.? Now guess the area of the body that was most frequently affected. While most make sense, some may surprise you. For instance, in baseball the most common injuries were to the face? Review the graph and test your knowledge.
Certain occupations predispose workers to carpal tunnel syndrome. If your job requires prolonged and repetitive hand motions, strong gripping and vibration, you may have an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. Although carpal tunnel syndrome is not always associated with repetitive work or activities, it can cause significant functional limitation that can affect both work productivity as well as recreational activities.
Repetitive use injuries to the upper limb (wrist, elbow and shoulder) are common in tennis, and while they are less acute than lower limb injuries, they can re-occur and take longer to heal. For the average tennis player, bursitis and tendinitis in the elbow (tennis elbow) is the most common condition causing pain and swelling and preventing them from playing the game. However, in athletes over 60, shoulder pain related to rotator cuff issues keeps many more from hitting the courts.