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Knee Injury

Longevity vs. Durability: Can You Have Both?

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

We've extended the warranty on the human heart, and people are living longer. We've improved care for skin, and people look better. But it's your frame that gets you where you need to go whenever you need to get there.

Young Women and ACL Injuries: How Proper Training Is Vital to Minimize Risk

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.

I Surrender!

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

I'm trying to come to grips with certain truths about aging. Like maybe it's time to surrender and stop with all the euphemisms. Maybe it's time to stop living in denial and accept what is. And yet.

Squats Are Safe, But You're Probably Doing Them Wrong

Mark Rippetoe | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rippetoe

One of the most persistent myths in the entire panoply of conventional exercise wisdom is that squats below parallel are somehow bad for the knees. Better-informed professionals know better. Here are four reasons why.

Yoga Poses That Can Hurt You

Michaelle Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michaelle Edwards

To be smart and safe in yoga, we need to consider postural alignment and natural joint function, rather than blindly following a list of "must-do" traditional poses and boot camp challenges.

Female Athletes Up to 8 Times More Likely to Have ACL Injuries -- This Video Can Help

Kate Carr | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kate Carr

Female athletes are eight times more likely to have ACL injuries than male athletes. There are plenty of theories for this discrepancy ranging from physical differences to hormone levels. Either way, there are stretches and exercises all athletes can do to help prevent these injuries.

How to Protect Your Knee to Help Avoid Cartilage Loss and Meniscal Tears

Michael Zazzali | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Zazzali

Meniscal tears can occur from pivoting/cutting over a fixed foot during an athletic event such as soccer or rugby or from trauma such as landing on a flexed or bent knee.

The Joys of Knee Surgery

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

I can't really say there's anything stranger or less understandable than having your surgeon approach you minutes after you've woken up in the recovery room to tell you exactly what he just did to your completely immobilized naked body.

What Yoga Taught Me About The Present Moment

James Brown | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

By letting go of harmful desire, I got more of the physical depth that I'd wanted before, yet the shapes of the poses barely mattered now. What did matter was how good it felt to just be with what is and let go of what isn't.

On Knee Surgery, Mammograms, and Turning Into My Father

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Davis Schneiderman

So here I am, waiting for the arthroscopy that will cut away the torn meniscus of my other knee and advance me toward premature arthritis. I should have seen that beyond the end of the long jump sand pit, but I didn't. I am using this week of waiting to reflect upon my changed condition.

Olympic Differences in the Way Men and Women Move

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 10.05.2012 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Such a fundamental movement, the one-leg squat is the foundation of running, jumping, balance, and lifting. Could this simple maneuver differ that much between men and women?

How To Prevent (And Relieve) Knee Wear And Tear

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

It's no wonder that by the time you reach age 60, chances are good you will have developed osteoarthritis of the knee, a sometimes-painful condition caused by wear and tear to the knee joint.

Jay Cutler and the Heart of the Matter

Amy Turek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Amy Turek

There are several issues surrounding Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler right now. But the main one is this: Does a quarterback have a responsibility extending beyond his performance on the field?

Basketball Season Changed by ACL Tears

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

The Wizards' star Josh Howard and Purdue's forward Robbie Hummel tore their ACLs a few weeks ago on the court, ending their season and potentially changing the fate of their teams' title hopes.

Meniscal Tears -- A Common Cause of Knee Pain

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

Meniscal tears in young athletes can either be repaired or trimmed, but determining which is best is a complex decision-making process.

Follow Up -- Innovative MRI Technique Helps Identify Mystery Knee Pain following Knee Replacement

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Recently, a police officer underwent two surgeries including a partial knee replacement . When he walked he had severe pain and would hear a "popping noise." He also had trouble walking, even with a cane.

New Treatment Techniques for Athletes Suffering from Cartilage Injuries

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

As the seven time All Star Tracy McGrady of the Houston Rockets checks out for season-ending microfracture surgery on his knee, new attention has been focused on cartilage injuries in athletes.