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Why Do Female Athletes Suffer More ACL Injuries than Males?

High school female athletes in the United States suffer 20,000-80,000 ACL injuries per year.1  The issue isn’t only that female athletes are prone to these potentially season-ending injuries: the National Institutes of Health reports that female athletes are two to eight times more likely to suffer an ACL injury than their male counterparts. NEBH orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert Paul Weitzel, MD, discusses why females are more susceptible to ACL tears and offers advice on preventing these serious knee injuries.

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Traveling With Joint Pain

At the start of the year, it’s exciting to look ahead and make travel plans for the upcoming months. Maybe your New Year’s resolution was to go out and explore the world—or maybe you’re just hoping to escape the cold by traveling to a tropical destination. Whatever your plans, traveling can be challenging when you suffer from joint pain. Here are some tips from NEBH orthopedic surgeon Chris Sambaziotis, MD to make sure your pain doesn’t cause you or your loved one to miss out on your adventures.

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Improve Your Pre-Workout Routine

Warming up is crucial in preventing injuries while exercising. When you warm up your muscles, you allow them to perform at their greatest range of motion; when you slowly raise your heart rate, you minimize the stress that exercise puts on your heart. Bryan Truscott, LATC, CSCS, an athletic trainer at NEBH, explains the anatomy of a good warm up and suggests some activities you might do before you exercise.

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We asked our experts: Tips for the New Year

It’s that time of year again when many people resolve to exercise more, lose weight, watch less television, or quit smoking. We asked several of our experts: If your patients could make one New Year’s resolution to improve their health, what would you suggest and why?

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When Can You Expect Your Favorite Player Back in the Game?

It’s been an exciting season to cheer on the New England Patriots, but the Patriots have also suffered many injuries throughout the season. With the time until the playoffs dwindling, fans are hopeful that the top players will be back on the field in time for the big games. Thomas Wuerz, MD, a sports medicine expert at NEBH looks into some of the injuries we’ve seen this season, including their recovery times, so you can gauge when the players will be back in action.

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