stem cell treatment for knee osteoarthritis

Could your knee heal itself?

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With an ageing population that doesn’t – or isn’t allowed to – slow down as they get older, there’s never been more time, expertise and effort being exerted into the problem of knee osteoarthritis. Barely a month goes by these days…
ACL Tears in Female Athletes

Gender difference in ACL tears identified in aim to improve outcome

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With female sports continuing their rise to prominence, it’s no surprise that more and more women are beginning to participate. It’s also no surprise that more participants mean more sports injuries, and the race is on to understand the…
ACL injuries in young athletes

Fatigue is key risk factor in ACL injuries in young athletes

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We’re all aware of the dangers of burnout in young athletes, but new research presented by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine shows has added a new and even more dangerous factor: the increased risk of ACL injuries in young…
ACL tears in women

Why are women more susceptible to ACL tears?

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It’s a conundrum which has bothered sports experts for years, and it’s borne out by statistical weight: women are two to four times more likely than men to tear the anterior cruciate ligament. But why? A recent study conducted by Duke University…
ACL reconstruction long-term success

Looking at the ACL reconstruction long-term success

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Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament surgery is considered the gold standard treatment for ruptures of the ACL. Without this intervention, it is commonly thought that this injury can lead to functional knee problems such as instability, pain,…
ACL injuries in young women

Increased risk of ACL reconstruction in young athletes

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Two new studies conducted in Scandinavia have further confirmed something the sports medicine community is all too aware of: that the boom in sporting activity amongst the young could be storing up a heap of long-term problems. According…
ACL & Young Female Athlete

ACL surgery rising fast in young females

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It’s great to see more people taking part in sporting activity, but according to a recent study of the private insurance data of a whopping 148 million US residents, there’s been a marked increase in operations to repair torn knee ligaments…