News tagged with ligament tears

3Qs: New ways to treat injuries like Gronk's

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski tore both his articular cartilage and medial cartilage ligaments in a game two weeks ago after a defender's jarring hit to his leg. The current recovery period for ligament tears ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Children with ACL injuries require special treatment

Until a child's bones have fully matured (in girls, typically by age 14; in boys, age 16), an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)—the primary, stabilizing ligament of the knee joint—requires special consideration, ...

Feb 06, 2013
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