The news on ACL injuries is not good. The latest research shows the common knee injuries are on the rise among young athletes. That may come as no surprise, given the growth and hyper intensity of organized youth sports. On top of the increase, other research suggests kids need a lot longer to recover from […]
On Friday, March 6, we’re bringing in local and national speakers to talk about today’s hot issues in adolescent sports medicine. We’ll cover everything from sports nutrition and supplementation to hip arthroscopy for labral tears, to the 2 newest approaches to ACL surgery. My talk will focus on the elbow’s UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) and a common myth associated with it.
ACL surgery has come a long way and is now getting players back on the field faster. But are they returning too soon? I think for many players, yes.
Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of the four major ligaments in the knee, are one of the most common injuries in young athletes.
In this year’s TV campaign, we’ve turned the camera on our doctors, so you can see how intensely they care for every child – and family – they treat. One of these doctors is Kerwyn Jones. Dr. Jones is the director of Orthopedic Medical Education at Akron Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and […]