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  • ACL Injuries: Not Just Affecting Professional Athletes Anymore

    ACL Injuries: Not Just Affecting Professional Athletes Anymore

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- It seems that every week, a famous athlete suffers an anterior cruciate ligament -- or ACL -- tear. Most recently, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater tore his knee ligament, sidelining him for the entire season.Professional athletes are not alone; 200,000 ACL reconstructions are performed each year in the U.S. and the numbers are growing.The ACL is ...

  • HSS Surgeon Answers Your Running Injury Questions

    HSS Surgeon Answers Your Running Injury Questions

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- For many distance runners, the miles of training that they put in to help prepare and condition for an upcoming race can pose certain injury risks. Dr. Sabrina Strickland, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, answers questions from runners eager to train and still avoid injury.I have been experiencing pain on my left knee on the side, and I think it ...

  • Don’t Forget The Doctor During Back-To-School Planning

    Don’t Forget The Doctor During Back-To-School Planning

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- As a parent, you’ve probably received a school supplies shopping list for all the traditional items your child needs before returning for the coming school year. However, it’s just as important to make sure your child is prepared for the new school term from an orthopedic standpoint and to follow several tips to help prevent school-related injury.Find the Right Backpack ...

  • HSS Doctor Suggests Pre-Participation Screening For Young Athletes

    HSS Doctor Suggests Pre-Participation Screening For Young Athletes

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- If you've ever competed in organized sports -- at the recreational, high school, collegiate or professional level -- you have likely undergone a pre-participation examination (PPE). Though often a requirement for competition, athletes and parents may not always understand what a PPE is or why it is performed.The purpose of the PPE is to ensure that athletes are safe to ...

  • HSS Doctor Shares Back-To- School Injury Prevention Tips

    HSS Doctor Shares Back-To- School Injury Prevention Tips

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- With summer coming to a close, parents are getting ready for their children to head back into the classroom. Dr. Daniel Green, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, offers some tips for parents to ensure their children remain injury-free and ready to learn.Make sure backpacks have two well-padded straps and weigh a maximum of 15 percent of ...

  • HSS Helps Keep Your Spine Safe During Summer Water Sports

    HSS Helps Keep Your Spine Safe During Summer Water Sports

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Some of the most popular summer sports take place in the water, including swimming, diving and rowing. However, many people may not realize that participation in water sports can pose health risks to an athlete’s spine, especially among those who are seriously committed to these sports.The spine serves as the axis of the body with all of the extremities attached to it ...

  • HSS Doctor Helps Athletes Stay 'Hip' During Summer Sports

    HSS Doctor Helps Athletes Stay 'Hip' During Summer Sports

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- In the summer, more athletes participate in outdoor sports such as basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football, biking, and hiking. It’s important to remember that activities involving more running, heavy impact, falling or overuse can be accompanied by a higher risk of various hip injuries.Athletes participating in sports with sudden twisting or pivoting motions such ...

  • HSS Doctor Shares Tips To Avoid Overuse Injuries And Burnout

    HSS Doctor Shares Tips To Avoid Overuse Injuries And Burnout

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Many athletes train for countless hours to prepare for an upcoming competition, whether it’s a triathlon, marathon or other rigorous event. Is it possible for them to condition too much?Unfortunately, overtraining can be too much of a good thing. When athletes train too much, they can develop overuse injuries or even burnout. When an individual is active, they are ...

  • HSS Surgeon Explains The Science Behind Stingers

    HSS Surgeon Explains The Science Behind Stingers

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stingers, or burning and numbness of the arm and shoulder, are one of the most common injuries associated with contact sports. Also known as burners, they typically resolve within minutes. The question is: Are these discomforts a sign of larger problem? Dr. Erin Manning, a neurologist at Hospital for Special Surgery explains."Stingers are caused by trauma to the ...

  • HSS Doctor Explains How To Prevent Track And Field Injuries

    HSS Doctor Explains How To Prevent Track And Field Injuries

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- If you compete in track and field at any level, it’s important to keep in mind how to train to perform at your best and stay healthy.Track and field is considered a non-contact sport, so most injuries are due to overuse. A majority of the injuries involve the lower extremity, with the most common being quadriceps, hamstrings, and array of knee injuries, shin splints, ...

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