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  • Should Marathon Runners Get Surgery For Torn Meniscus?

    Should Marathon Runners Get Surgery For Torn Meniscus?

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- With the NYC marathon just one month away, many people are ramping up their training in order to run through the five boroughs with over 40,000 others. However, injuries are a part of the sport and marathon running is no exception. Distance running puts enormous stress on many parts of the body, including the knees, and one of the most common injuries is a torn ...

  • Child Playing Fall Sports? HSS Surgeon Answers Parents' Injury Questions

    Child Playing Fall Sports? HSS Surgeon Answers Parents' Injury Questions

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- As always, when young athletes get back on the field this fall, sports injuries are a common concern. Below, Hospital for Special Surgery's Dr. Daniel Green answers your questions about youth sports injuries. My 15-year-old son plays football and one of his teammates injured his shoulder. Is it common for adolescents to get shoulder surgery for major injuries?Shoulder ...

  • HSS Surgeon Helps Keep Ankles Fracture-Free This Fall

    HSS Surgeon Helps Keep Ankles Fracture-Free This Fall

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Hospital for Special Surgery's Dr. David Levine answers your questions on ankle fractures.I am an active woman in her 20s recently diagnosed with a stress fracture in my ankle from breaking in new high-heel shoes. I thought stress fractures only occurred in people with bone density issues. Are there other causes?Stress fractures occur when bones are subjected to ...

  • ACL Injuries: Not Just Affecting Professional Athletes Anymore

    ACL Injuries: Not Just Affecting Professional Athletes Anymore

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- It seems that every week, a famous athlete suffers an anterior cruciate ligament -- or ACL -- tear. Most recently, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater tore his knee ligament, sidelining him for the entire season.Professional athletes are not alone; 200,000 ACL reconstructions are performed each year in the U.S. and the numbers are growing.The ACL is ...

  • HSS Surgeon Answers Your Running Injury Questions

    HSS Surgeon Answers Your Running Injury Questions

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- For many distance runners, the miles of training that they put in to help prepare and condition for an upcoming race can pose certain injury risks. Dr. Sabrina Strickland, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, answers questions from runners eager to train and still avoid injury.I have been experiencing pain on my left knee on the side, and I think it ...

  • HSS Doctor Shares Back-To- School Injury Prevention Tips

    HSS Doctor Shares Back-To- School Injury Prevention Tips

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- With summer coming to a close, parents are getting ready for their children to head back into the classroom. Dr. Daniel Green, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, offers some tips for parents to ensure their children remain injury-free and ready to learn.Make sure backpacks have two well-padded straps and weigh a maximum of 15 percent of ...

  • HSS Helps Keep Your Spine Safe During Summer Water Sports

    HSS Helps Keep Your Spine Safe During Summer Water Sports

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Some of the most popular summer sports take place in the water, including swimming, diving and rowing. However, many people may not realize that participation in water sports can pose health risks to an athlete’s spine, especially among those who are seriously committed to these sports.The spine serves as the axis of the body with all of the extremities attached to it ...

  • HSS Surgeon Explains The Science Behind Stingers

    HSS Surgeon Explains The Science Behind Stingers

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stingers, or burning and numbness of the arm and shoulder, are one of the most common injuries associated with contact sports. Also known as burners, they typically resolve within minutes. The question is: Are these discomforts a sign of larger problem? Dr. Erin Manning, a neurologist at Hospital for Special Surgery explains."Stingers are caused by trauma to the ...

  • HSS Doctor Explains How To Prevent Track And Field Injuries

    HSS Doctor Explains How To Prevent Track And Field Injuries

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- If you compete in track and field at any level, it’s important to keep in mind how to train to perform at your best and stay healthy.Track and field is considered a non-contact sport, so most injuries are due to overuse. A majority of the injuries involve the lower extremity, with the most common being quadriceps, hamstrings, and array of knee injuries, shin splints, ...

  • HSS Doctor Talks Marathon Training and Injury Prevention

    HSS Doctor Talks Marathon Training and Injury Prevention

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- HSS Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Jordan Metzl offers insights and advice on marathon training and injury prevention in part two of a two-part series. Part one can be found here.Sometimes I get a slight pain above my knee that goes away as I run. Any idea why?You should try strength training. I suggest the plyometric jump squat. Try four sets of 15 repetitions every ...

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