Sports Medicine

Additional Surgical Procedure Linked to Better ACL Reconstruction Outcomes

The lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LET) procedure, when performed in conjunction with ACL reconstruction, may reduce young athletes’ risk of graft failure and reinjury, according to a recent clinical trial.

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Surgery Counteracts Effects of Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Young patients with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) — a subtype of transverse myelitis — regained arm function after undergoing nerve transfer surgery, according to the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

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Redirecting the Debate about Concussions among Soccer Players

For soccer players, reducing the likelihood of concussion goes well beyond avoiding ball heading — a research finding that can inform physicians’ recommendations to players and parents.

A Briefer Approach to Chronic Whiplash

For patients with chronic whiplash, one informative physical therapy session and follow-up support may be as effective as 20 more intensive sessions.