Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Surgery

Don't let lower back injuries take you down for the count

Nearly one in three competitive athletes experiences low back pain. According to a literature review in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, lower (lumbar) back pain is a commonly ...

Surgery

Is the pain coming from your hip, spine or both?

Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees. The challenge for patients, and often their doctors, is determining the origin of the pain—the hip, the spine, or both. A ...

Surgery

Don't freestyle 'swimmer's shoulder' injuries

Elite and competitive swimmers log between 60,000 and 80,000 meters weekly—swimming the length of an Olympic-sized pool 1,200 times—which places significant stress on their shoulder joints. "The upper body provides 90 ...

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