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Sports Injuries

Alpine skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding, ice hockey … the ongoing Winter Olympics in Sochi serve as a cold reminder that injuries plague athletes around the world. Test your knowledge of common sports injuries here.

It's exciting to learn that injections of stem cells can improve recovery after arthroscopic meniscectomy. Or is it? A Harvard orthopedic surgeon who has studied the procedure raises a fundamental question about the concept.

What's the best way to dislodge a fishhook? What if there is bony involvement?

The 27-year-old patient sustained a FOOSH (fall on outstretched hand) injury while roller skating. What classic imaging sign appears on the radiograph of his injured left elbow?

The increased incidence of sports-related concussion reported nationwide has attracted much media and public attention. Most data about sports-related concussion involve professional, college, and high school level athletes

A 16-year-old football player complains of increasing pain in the ring finger of his right hand. It began 2 days earlier, when he tried to tackle a running back by grabbing the player's jersey; he felt immediate pain and was unable to continue holding on to the jersey.

As many as 300,000 sportsrelated
concussions are
diagnosed each year in
the United States.1 This
figure underestimates
the true incidence, however, because
many concussive injuries are not
recognized by the injured persons,
trainers, or physicians. A recent
study found that 4 of 5 professional
football players with concussion
were unaware that they had suffered
this injury.2

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