Winter Olympics wipeouts: Top orthopaedic doctors discuss which injuries will dominate the 2022 games and how injuries are treated and prevented
With the Winter Olympics beginning this week, Americans will soon be thrilled with the prowess of the best skiers, snowboarders and ice skaters in the world. However, orthopaedic physicians and surgeons view the games through a different lens: What types of injuries will dominate the games, how are injuries treated and what can Olympic athletes — and those of us at home — do to prevent injuries?
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Quadricep muscle contracts differently after acl reconstruction, may contribute to lingering weakness
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Early blood flow restriction therapy may improve pain, strength after acl reconstruction
Results showed use of blood flow restriction therapy in the early postoperative period after ACL reconstruction may improve short-term pain scores and quadriceps strength within the first 3 months after surgery.
How you hold your bat, determines your risk of injury
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