Treating the Athlete

Smaller Incision, Better Recovery

Repairing Achilles tears may become easier — and result in improved outcomes — with a new, less-invasive technique… more »

Different Result

When a football player at Texas A&M University suffered heat stroke last spring, the sports medicine staff quickly modeled the correct reaction, in contrast to the recent reported actions at the University of Maryland… more »

Males, Females, and Injuries

Sex-based differences can play a big role in injury risk factors, as well as treatment. Experts say knowing about them is crucial for providing optimum care… more »

Factor in Feelings

A recently published study suggests that emotional response to injury can play a significant role in patients’ outcomes following ACL reconstruction… more »

A Smarter Return

When it comes to treating an athlete with a concussion, most athletic trainers are focused on return-to-play protocols. Those ahead of the curve are implementing a return-to-learn process, too… more »

Similar Cause of Tear

Countering the assumption that female athletes tear their ACLs more because their knees move differently, this study says ACL injuries occur the same way in both females and males… more »

At Risk for ACL Re-tear

Study examining adolescent athletes says those in eighth and ninth grade are at the greatest risk for re-tearing a surgically repaired ACL… more »

Get Back for the Games

When Maria Hutsick was an athletic trainer for the U.S. National Women’s Ice Hockey Team, she was tasked with helping a player recover from a torn ACL in time for the 2002 Olympics. The experience marked one of the most memorable rehabs of her career… more »

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