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12 09, 2018

Does Long-Distance Running Cause Arthritis?

By | 2018-10-09T11:07:19+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Sports Medicine|0 Comments

By Dr. Derek Reinke, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine This is a frequent question I am asked at Cary Orthopedics. Some studies have shown a higher rate of arthritis in runners while others have shown no association or possibly a benefit to running. A recent study in the Journal of Bone and Joint [...]

29 08, 2018

What You Need to Know About Grafts in ACL Surgery

By | 2018-07-18T15:02:14+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Sports Medicine|0 Comments

By Dr. Derek Reinke, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine The purpose of a graft in ACL reconstruction surgery is to replace the torn ligament after injury. It is not possible to repair a ruptured ACL by suturing it back together and achieve a consistently stable knee. There are three common choices for a [...]

24 07, 2018

What Are the Common Signs of an ACL Injury?

By | 2018-07-03T18:31:57+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Sports Medicine|0 Comments

By Dr. Derek Reinke, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine An ACL tear is a dreaded diagnosis for many athletes. It can mean the end of the season, surgery and a prolonged recovery. When an athlete injures his or her knee, what are the typical findings and signs of this injury? Causes of an ACL [...]

6 06, 2018

Sports Injuries: Trends and Prevention

By | 2018-08-01T11:07:04+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Sports Medicine|0 Comments

Studies conducted over the past few years point to an increase in physical activity among both children and adults in America – an encouraging trend for our overall health and wellness. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), some 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the United States. Furthermore, [...]