5 Tips for Optimal Achilles Repair Rehabilitation

Achilles rupture is one of the most common tendon injuries despite being the thickest tendon, affecting more men than women, during middle age.  The common site for rupture is 2 to 6 cm from its insertion on the calcaneus, where the cross sectional area is the smallest.4 Unfortunately, most patients with an Achilles tendon rupture... Continue Reading →

What is Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS)?

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) is a cause of lower leg pain in young athletes, runners, and military recruits.  It is extremely under recognized, with a 22-month delay in diagnosis1, even though it is responsible for 27% of anterior pain in the lower leg.2 CECS affects men and women equally.  CECS occurs when there is... Continue Reading →

The Growing Athlete: recognition and management of apophysitis

An estimated 30 to 35 million children aged 5 to 18 years participate in organized sports annually.1 Sports are the leading cause of injury among school-aged children and there has been an overall increase in both acute and overuse injuries in young athletes over the past three decades.2,5 The increase in injuries may be explained... Continue Reading →

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