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  • Catchers: The Toughest Players on the Field

    Catchers: The Toughest Players on the Field

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A baseball catcher is one of the most demanding positions in baseball, perhaps in all of sport. Naturally, this position comes with a variety of potential injuries. Let’s evaluate by body part:KneesBeing in a squatting position for nine innings puts tremendous stress on knees. In youth leagues, catchers may experience more pain in their kneecaps. At the professional ...

  • HSS Orthopedic Surgeon Advises Sports Diversity

    HSS Orthopedic Surgeon Advises Sports Diversity

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- With more and more sports available to young athletes, there has been an increasing debate among athletes and parents in regards to picking and choosing. Is it better for my child to play one sport or multiple, many parents wonder. HSS pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Green feels diversity of sport can be a good thing."We certainly think there’s an ...

  • Use Your Head: Help Protect Your Brain From Traumatic Injury

    Use Your Head: Help Protect Your Brain From Traumatic Injury

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- For athletes, action-seekers and even the unsuspecting, traumatic brain injuries -- or TBI -- can cause serious complications TBI's are any injuries to the brain and can be the result from multiple causes, ranging from car or motorcycle accidents to falls, sports injuries or any injury that involves hitting the head or moving the neck in a sudden, abnormal ...

  • Knee Pain? Make Sure Your Meniscus Is In Top Shape

    Knee Pain? Make Sure Your Meniscus Is In Top Shape

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Whether you are an athlete or a weekend warrior, being aware of how to prevent injuries is of the utmost importance. Meniscus tears can occur in people of all ages. But what exactly is a meniscus? There are actually two menisci in each knee that distribute the weight of the body and reduce friction in the knee. The menisci sit in the knee joint between the femur and ...

  • Playing Ball? Know Before You Throw

    Playing Ball? Know Before You Throw

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- No matter your age or skill level, having a catch is one of the sure signs that spring is here and summer is right around the corner. However, showing off your fastball after months of inactivity can wreak havoc on little-used ligaments. Dr. Andrew Pearle, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery shares an example of coming out of the gate throwing and ...

  • Ditch the Seat: How to Keep Moving at Work

    Ditch the Seat: How to Keep Moving at Work

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- For decades, sitting at a desk from 9 to 5 was considered standard practice for most professionals and office workers. Today, doctor and other health professionals are cautioning against the dangers of a sedentary workplace existence."Recent research has validated what we as physiatrists have been advising our patients all along: there is good and bad sitting ...

  • Save Your Pitcher's Arm This Spring With Simple Steps From HSS

    Save Your Pitcher's Arm This Spring With Simple Steps From HSS

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- The increasing number of Tommy John surgeries, named after former Major League Baseball pitcher Tommy John whose ulnar collateral ligament -- or UCL -- reconstruction enabled a long and successful career, has led some to call these surgeries an epidemic. While the surgery has demonstrated great success, 10 to 30 percent of athletes who undergo this surgery ...

  • Hitting The Road? Be Kind To Your Knees With Proper Caution And Care

    Hitting The Road? Be Kind To Your Knees With Proper Caution And Care

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- As the weather warms and more people take to the roads, tracks and trails to run, injuries can follow shortly after. One of the most common injuries for runners is runner’s knee, which is caused by poor neuromuscular control and weakness. Runners knee is largely preventable; simple pre- and post-workout diligence can eliminate many issues before they ever surface. ...

  • HSS Surgeon Shares Tips For Troublesome Wrists

    HSS Surgeon Shares Tips For Troublesome Wrists

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Following a wrist fracture, regaining functional use of the hand, wrist and upper extremity are of the utmost importance. In order to fast track the recovery process, there are several tips that can have your wrist flexing in no time.Like any injury, elevating the hand can decrease swelling and should be maintained day and night. Patients should never keep their hand ...

  • Avoid The Aches And Pains Of Motherhood With Joint Tips From HSS

    Avoid The Aches And Pains Of Motherhood With Joint Tips From HSS

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- As a new mom, many mothers experience aches and pains from constantly leaning over, whether placing your child in a car seat, nursing or simply rocking to sleep.The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that postpartum moms may lift their children up to 50 times a day. As your child grows and gain weight, your pain may worsen. The most common pain points in ...

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