• The Right Running Stride

    The Right Running Stride

    Your stride and foot plant while running is important to your conditioning, health, and enjoyment of the sport.  Running with the wrong foot plant and stride makes you more injury-prone.  The following video, courtesy of New Jersey Sports Medicine,  shows the same runner after two weeks of adjusting the running stride ...

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  • ACL Injury and Treatment

    ACL Injury and Treatment

    Sports Orthopedics - The ACL - Injury and Treatment The Anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL) is the front crossing ligament in the knee.  This ligament is frequently injured in sports.  Along with the Posterior Cruciate Ligament(PCL), the ACL provides function and stability to the knee.  The ACL prevents the lower leg bone, the ...

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  • Post Surgery ACL Exercises

    Post Surgery ACL Exercises

    Sports Conditioning - Post Surgery ACL Exercises The Anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL) provides function and stability for the knee joint.  Located in the front center of the knee, the ACL, along with the PCL, connects the thigh bone(femur) to the lower leg bone(tibia).  The ligaments provide resistance and range of motion, keeping the ...

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  • Sports Psychology

    Sports Psychology

    Sports Psychology Sports psychology is both a sports medicine discipline and an applied science.  As a sports medicine discipline, it is part of a comprehensive health care and injury prevention program for the athlete.  The psychological health of the athlete is as important as his or her physical health in both preventing, and recovering ...

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  • Fluid Replacement After Working Out

    Fluid Replacement After Working Out

    Courtesy of the U.S. Army, what to look for in a sports drink after a workout.  Calorie count should be less than 96 calories per 8 ounce serving.  That's 9 to 19 grams of carbohydrates per 8 ounces Carbs to protein ratio should be 4 to 1.  Four times as many carbs as proteins. No ...

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  • Heat Related Illness And Deaths 2011

    Heat Related Illness And Deaths 2011

    2011 - A Deadly Record When it comes to heat-related deaths, 2011 has set a record according to USA Today.  During this summer's record heat wave, six high school football players and one coahc have died.  Cause has not been determined in all cases.  But if heat is a factor, this would ...

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  • The Most Common Sports Injuries In Children

    The Most Common Sports Injuries In Children

    The most common injuries to children are a result of overuse and fatigue. Young pitchers need to have a pitch count limit and rest cycle, like professionals. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iijmxFegDQ]

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  • Dr Michael deFranco on STOP Sports Injuries

    Dr Michael deFranco on STOP Sports Injuries

    Dr. DeFranco talks about the rise in youth injuries as a result of overloading and overuse.  The result is major ligament injuries in children as young as 13 years old.    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4t-yJTGVI4]

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  • STOP Sports Injuries Campaign

    STOP Sports Injuries Campaign

     Dr. James Andrews talks about the epidemic in youth injuries, a 5 to 7 fold increase since 2000.  These are not minor injuries; they are major injuries.  And most of them are preventable. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU9fdc8izH8]

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  • Sam Bradford on STOP

    Sam Bradford on STOP

    Interview with Dr. James Andrews and Sam Bradford about STOP Sports Injuries, a campaign against the epidemic of injuries to young athletes.  Overuse injuries account for about 50% of injuries to youth and 60% of these are preventable.   Most injuries are the result of specialization and fatigue.  Young athletes specialize in ...

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  • Knee Strengthening/Rehab Exercises

    Knee Strengthening/Rehab Exercises

    Rehabbing a knee injury requires dedication and the right approach.  These knee strengthening exercises, as recommended by your physical therapist, will help you recover and rebuild your strength. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPyJlF_MAww]

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  • Young Athlete Injury Epidemic

    Young Athlete Injury Epidemic

    Dr. Andrews believes the number one causal factor in the increasing number of injuries is fatigue.  All athletes, especially young athletes, need rest.  The musculoskeletal system needs periodization, an annual plan that includes periods of rest and recovery. The average high school pitcher requiring Tommy John surgery has only one week ...

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  • Sports Medicine

    Sports Medicine

    Sports medicine refers to health services to prevent, diagnose, treat, manage, and rehabilitate injuries related to sport, exercise, or recreational activity.  Treatments for injuries incurred range from physical therapy to reconstructive and restorative surgery.   Professionals including orthopedic surgeons, team physicians, and certified athletic trainers, work together to manage the injury ...

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  • Sports Orthopedics

    Sports Orthopedics

    Sports orthopedics is broadly defined as the study of the muskuloskeletal system in athletes and persons with an active lifetstyle.  What is the muskuloskeletal system?  It is the largest organ in the body.  It provides form, stability, support, and movement.  It also provides protection for the body's vital organs.  It includes bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, ...

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Young Athlete Injury Epidemic

Young Athlete Injury Epidemic

Dr. Andrews believes the number one causal factor in the increasing number of injuries is fatigue.  All athletes, especially young athletes, need rest.  The musculoskeletal system needs periodization, an annual plan that includes periods of rest and recovery. The average high school pitcher requiring Tommy John surgery has only one week off from baseball per year, ...

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Younger and younger athletes are suffering ulna ligament injury, leading to more Tommy John surgeries on teenagers. Baseball competition has never been greater, and it’s now a 365 day a year sport for many.

Tommy John Surgery On The Rise In Young Pitchers

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Dr James Andrews - Michael Jordan Of Orthopedic Surgeons

Excellent video about Dr Andrews shoulder reconstruction surgery on Drew Brees after his potentially career-ending shoulder dislocation. Also includes a testimonial from Keith Evans of the New Orleans Saints.

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