Month: July 2019

Why Women are More Prone to ACL Tears than Men

Participation in women’s sports is higher than ever. Since Title IX passed in 1972, ensuring equal participation opportunities in school sports, participation has gone up 900%. Of course, along with more sports, more teams, and more players come more injuries — especially anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. It seems ACL injuries don’t care about antidiscrimination laws, …

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5 Tips for Returning to Sports After Rotator Cuff Surgery

If you’re having trouble with your rotator cuff, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, two million people a year visit a doctor because of a rotator cuff problem. Additionally, 200,000 people require surgery to repair a completely torn rotator cuff, while another 400,000 people have surgery for tendonitis and partial tears. …

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