Over the past decade, we have seen a significant increase in the rate of sports-related overuse injuries among children ages 12 and under. In fact, the number of ACL surgeries in girls 12 and under has increased by an astounding …
Dr. Scott Smith on KVUE Discusses Spike in Adult Injuries in Teen Football Players
Dr. Scott Smith was interviewed by KVUE anchor and medical reporter, Jim Bergamo last week about adult-type injuries on the uptick in teen football players.
Return of Football Season Brings Attention to High Injury Rates and Need for Prevention
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According to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
– The 2009 football season saw over 1.2 million football-related injuries
– Such injuries resulted in more than $2.8 billion total medical costs …
You Kick Like A Girl
Post provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Significant differences in knee alignment and muscle activation exist between men and women while kicking a soccer ball, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. …
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Post provided by Scott Smith, MD
I saw my first surgical reconstruction of a ruptured ACL in 1981. I began studying ACL’s in 1991. I performed my first ACL reconstruction in 1992. Since starting my practice in Austin in 1996 …