When Can I Play Again After Meniscus Surgery? + MORE

When Can I Play Again After Meniscus Surgery? + MORE
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Start ACL Injury Prevention Programs When The Players Are Young

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The FIFA 11 injury prevention warmup program has been proven effective in reducing lower extremity injury rates in soccer players Pre-adolescent and adolescent fema.... More »
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Coping With The Mental Side of Sports Injuries in Kids

Helping Sports Kids Build Confidence When Injured When kids experience sports injuries severe enough to keep them from playing or participating, they tend to have fairly dramatic reactions, said Dr. Jorge Gomez, Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician at Texas Children’s Hospital in a podcast intervie.... More »

Answering Hard Questions from Preschoolers + MORE

  When Arnold Schwartzenegger stepped out from his traditional action roles to do the movie Kindergarten Cop, I was more than a little skeptical. I was surprised by how much I liked it. The story was compelling and, at times, heartwarming. However, the most enjoyable part was watching Schwartz.... More »
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Help Sports Kids Who Worry About Disappointing Teammates

Helping Young Athletes Define Their Self-Concept A sports parent asks: “How do I help my child be more focused on his role on the team and not so worried about disappointing his teammates and others?” It’s common for sports kids to worry about disappointing others. Kids often seek soc.... More »
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Can Sports Improve Young Athletes’ Self-Esteem? + MORE

Do Sports Help Self-Esteem? A sports parent writes: “My 12-year-old has always had low-self confidence and low self-esteem. My hope was that a competitive sport (baseball for us) could help him develop these but so far results (four years into the mission) are negative to neutral at best. How do .... More »
In every sport there is a clear difference between amateurs and professionals.  Aside from talent and ability, then main difference is often how hard an athlete works. But with running, there is a difference between running harder and running smarter. The professional holds longevity sacred, and thus, does everything possible to be able to maintain the ability to train consistently without injury or burnout…

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NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen tweeted a link Monday to a blog post headlined “stock and flow” by bestselling author Robin Sloane.
It's a once-a-year thing for me, linking to @robinsloan's internet classic: Stock and Flow http://t.co/DoSD7wKwWn Eames chair of blog posts.
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) June 16, 2014

The post is 4 years old…

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Remember when you and your wife were dating?  It was really difficult to keep your hands off each other.  You wanted her and she wanted you.  That felt so good.  It was awesome.  There’s no better feeling than being desired.  After marriage, and particularly after having kids, things have a way of changing…

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When Can I Play Again After Meniscus Surgery?

– blog.sidelinesportsdoc.com

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Recovery is highly variable, but generally speaking most young athletes can return to sprinting, cutting, and jumping sports at about 6 weeks after partial meniscus removal surgery
Generally speaking, most young athletes will return to sprinting, cutting, and jumping sports at about 4 months after meniscus repair with stitches
Beware about claims to return fully to sports at 2 weeks after surgery- this is very rare
Success rates are very high with properly followed rehab

This weekend I watched Costa Rica defeat Uruguay in a World Cup game, with this huge upset made possible in part because star Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was unable to play due to recovery from recent knee meniscus surgery…

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Fitness Tip: Tire Flips

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Want to build leg strength the non-conventional way? Give tire flips a try.
The Tire Flip exercise is a unique movement that can help improve your lower body explosiveness. This fun exercise will confuse your lower leg muscle group throughout the foreign, non-traditional range of motion…

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“Honestly, I sometimes truly wish that ‘tools’ such as the iPhone (or any smartphone), laptops, iPads, tablets, etc. hadn’t been invented. Sure, they’re great, incredibly useful, and fun time-killers. But the way teenagers abuse them, and turn them into mini social control rooms is frankly awful…

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Hit Count Symposium

– theconcussionblog.com

If you have a son or daughter in Little League Baseball you probably have heard of a pitch count.  Basically it is a set number of pitches a pitcher can throw in a certain time period.  The reasoning seems simple and sound, in my opinion; to protect the overuse of the arm/elbow.  Sure, there are […]

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