Audrey Castor

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Popliteal Artery Injury Associated With Total Knee Arthroplasty: Trends, Costs and Risk Factors

Popliteal artery injury is a relatively rare but potentially devastating complication of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We analyzed the Nationwide …

X-ray photography that shows the world in a whole new light

It looks almost like torture. The bones in the foot sit in an excruciating 90-degree bend and the nails in the stiletto make it look like some medieval tool of pain. This is a woman in high heels, photographed not with normal visible light, but with high-energy x-ray radiation of the sort doctors …

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Volleyball Players: Avoid Low Back Pain With This Stretching Technique

Sore low backs are common among volleyball players midway through the season. Despite their athleticism and dedicated training, many players suffer …

Can Neck Strength Reduce Concussions in Women's Soccer?

Thinkstock<p>Women's soccer ranks second only to football in the number of reported concussions.[1] In the past, concussion prevention took a back seat …

How to Train With Shin Splints

Shin splints are one of the most common injuries among runners. They are characterized by pain and inflammation along the inside of the tibia bone, …

Shoulder Dislocations

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. A shoulder dislocation occurs when the ball falls off the socket. Shoulder dislocations occur from a fall, …

Physical Therapy and ACL Injuries : What You Don't Know Might Hurt You - Howard J. Luks, MD

There are many parts that must come together in a cohesive manner to assure the best chance of success following an ACL injury. Those parts …

Physiotherapy

ACL and MCL Tears - Howard J. Luks, MD

Anyone who witnessed Na Vorro Bowman’s injury live on TV was quivering for a while. Cameron Meredith also suffered the same fate more recently. This …

Physiotherapy

For Young Athletes, Knee Surgery Opens Door To Pain

I've spoken to horribly disabled old football players who told me they'd do it all again, whatever life's sacrifice, just to have played the game. How many players have taken performance-enhancing drugs without any concern about the possible side effects? So many athletes will do almost anything to …

Sprained Ankle? Calling ER First Saves Time, Money

Got a bum leg or ankle?<p>If you do, maybe you should call ahead to the emergency room instead of immediately driving over. A study by doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston suggests that hospitals could save time and money if patients with ankle sprains and other lower extremity …

Pediatricians Say Training Can Help Teens Avoid Knee Injuries

If you're a teenage athlete, or the parent of one, you probably live in fear of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, one of the knee's key stabilizing ligaments.<p>A torn ACL often requires surgical repair. But so-called neuromuscular training programs can cut the risk of a serious ACL injury and should …