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ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls...
SOURCES: Nicholas Beck, M.D., resident, department of orthopaedic surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Marc Tompkins, M.D., assistant professor, department of orthopaedic surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Stephen Swirsky, D.O., orthopedic surgeon, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami; Feb. 22, 2017, Pediatrics, online
2/22/2017

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 -- As kids play sports like soccer and football with more frequency and force, many are damaging their knees, a new study finds.

A common knee injury -- an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear -- has steadily increased among 6- to 18-year-olds in the United Stat...

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Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport...
SOURCE: Emory University School of Medicine, news release, March 13, 2017
3/17/2017

FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 -- Focusing too much on playing one favorite sport probably isn't a good idea for kids under 12, researchers report.

That's because specializing in a single sport seems to increase a child's risk of injury, researchers say.

"Young athletes should partici...

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Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?...
SOURCE: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, news release, March 14, 2017
3/15/2017

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 -- Female soccer players suffer the highest rate of concussions among all high school athletes in the United States, a new study finds.

"While American football has been both scientifically and colloquially associated with the highest concussion rates, our study ...

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