Tag Archives: basketball

May
23
2012

The ACL Injury Epidemic

by Dr. Andrew Pearle
Treating ACL injuries

It seems that every week, a famous athlete suffers an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.  Professional athletes are not alone; we do 200,000 ACL reconstructions a year in the U.S. … More…

Mar
9
2012
Basketball player

March Madness is underway, and whatever your playing level, no one wants to get sidelined by an injury. Ankle sprains and injuries to the knee, particularly the ACL (anterior cruciate … More…

Nov
18
2011
Basketball player jumping

“Basketball players need to run faster and jump higher to gain a competitive advantage,” says Dr. Answorth Allen, Orthopedic Surgeon. “That means increasing power and improving flexibility through various methods.” If … More…

Sep
14
2011
Conceptual 3D human man anatomy or health design, joint or artic

Q1: Do I really need to have surgery for my torn ACL?   Patients who participate in cutting and pivoting sports such as basketball, soccer and football have a very high … More…

Jun
23
2011
Arthritis at ankle joint (Gout Rheumatoid arthritis)

Q1. I am an active woman in her 20s and recently was diagnosed with a stress fracture in my ankle from breaking in new high heel shoes. I thought stress … More…