Category: Sports Injuries

Love is playing every game like it’s your last: Bruk Desta’s journey to recovery and his unconditional love for the game

March 15th, 2020

“It was pretty shocking,” Bruk Desta describes his first ACL and meniscus tear during a December 2017 high school basketball game. “I’d been through small injuries like rolling my ankle or pulling a muscle, but as soon as I tore it, I felt a pop in my knee,” Desta said. “I went down and I

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Sports-related Overuse Injuries In Your Child

October 10th, 2017

As sports participation increases so too does the incidence of overuse injuries.  The immature skeleton is particularly at risk for injury due to the presence of growth cartilage (epiphyseal plate, joint surface and apophysis).  For example, apophyseal injuries occurs when growth cartilage is unable to meet the activity demands under conditions of inadequate rest and

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