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  • Positive results for meniscal allograft transplantation surgery for young athletes with knee pain

    Source: Medical News Today


    Patients undergoing meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) surgery require an additional operation approximately 32% of the time, but overall see a 95% success rate after an average five-year follow-up, according to new research released at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day.

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  • Improving healing in Achilles tendon injuries by embedding stem cells inside sutures

    Source: Medical News Today


    Achilles tendon injuries are common for professional, collegiate and recreational athletes. These injuries are often treated surgically to reattach or repair the tendon if it has been torn. Patients have to keep their legs immobilized for a while after surgery before beginning their rehabilitation. Athletes may return to their activities sooner, but risk re-rupturing the tendon if it has not healed completely.

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  • 82% of college football players return to field after ACL surgery, shows study

    Source: News Medical


    High-level college football players frequently return to the field after an ACL reconstruction, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day. The study added to earlier research by exploring specific factors that affected return to play, including player standing on rosters and year in school.

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  • Houston Methodist sports medicine experts discuss important facts about mouthguards

    Source: News Medical


    After every play, we all see the athletes adjusting their mouthguards, but what do they actually protect? Houston Methodist sports medicine experts discuss important facts about mouthguards.


    Can wearing a mouthguard prevent a concussion?


    "No, mouthguards cannot prevent a concussion," said Dr. Vijay Jotwani, a sports medicine-focused primary care physician with Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. "Mouthguards do not affect the movement of the brain within the skull and cerebrospinal fluid, so they are ineffective at reducing the forces on the brain that cause concussions."

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  • Kids Who Played Sports Made Healthy Food Choices

    Source: Daily Rx


    Playing a sport is a healthy physical activity for kids, but does it promote healthy food and drink choices as well?


    Over 75 percent of boys and 69 percent of girls in middle elementary grades play sports. It has already been shown that high school kids who play sports eat more fruits and vegetables than those who don't play sports, but food and drink habits in elementary kids who play sports have not been well studied.

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