Increased risk of ACL reconstruction in young athletes

Two new studies conducted in Scandinavia have further confirmed something the sports medicine community is all too aware of: that the boom in sporting activity amongst the young could be storing up a heap of long-term problems. According to one study, conducted by Oslo University Hospital, adolescents who participate in both level I sports such […]

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English rugby clubs to take part in concussion study

Even more eyes than normal will be on this year’s rugby season with researchers from the University of Birmingham analysing play in a bid to develop a pitch-side test to quickly and accurately evaluate whether a player has been concussed. Although not the usual rugby injury that orthopaedic knee specialist Mr Jonathan Webb treats in […]

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Managing patellar instability

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine has just concluded its annual meeting in Toronto and one research project stood out among the rest, suggesting that younger patients who suffer patellar dislocations are at a higher risk of recurring dislocations, especially in the long term. The research project, which was conducted by The Mayo Clinic […]

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Study finds that knee arthritis rates have doubled in just a few generations

A recent study from Harvard University resulted in a mass of media attention: people born after World War Two are twice as likely to develop knee arthritis as those born in generations beforehand. The study, which involved an examination of more than 2,000 ancient skeletons dating as far back as 6,000 years and cross-referencing the […]

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Return to running after a knee injury

It goes without saying that we’re always keeping an ear to the ground for new developments in the field of knee injury rehabilitation, so a new report from the University of Kent has piqued our interest – especially as it could be a breakthrough for athletes who have recovered from a knee injury, but are […]