Few parents enroll their children in organized sports with the expectation that they will get injured. Yet children often do get hurt, and sometimes those injuries can sideline young athletes for months or an entire season and may sour them on participating in the future. The effects of sports injuries may even linger into adulthood.
Women across four local hospitals are working to debunk the myth that bone medicine is for boys only. Although about half of medical students nationwide are women, only 6 percent go into orthopedic surgery.
The Harvard Combined Orthopedic Program is working to change the perception that orthopedic surgery isn't a boys only specialty, according to the Boston Herald.
THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement patients can continue to enjoy sports -- such as skiing, tennis and dancing -- without worrying that high-impact activities might compromise their new joint, a small, new study finds.
The test rules out bleeding but it doesn’t give quick answers, especially for youth athletes, experts tell Healthline.
Dancers constantly strive to perform with maximum energy—often with minimum weight gain. So it's no surprise if they sometimes run out of fuel. But if undereating occurs along with missed periods and low bone density, the combined effect can spell trouble. Known as the female athlete triad, it can lead to poor performance and bone injuries, like fractures.
There are pieces of my body missing. Well, technically they’re still there, but I can’t see or feel them anymore. Anyone who’s taken months off from the gym or spent time in recovery from an injury, particularly after years of exercising, can relate. Your legs feel weaker, muscles on your shoulders have seemingly vanished, and your abdominals have retreated behind an expanding layer of fat. To use a medical term, it sucks.
A fitness-app craze could be leading people to New Year’s resolution dead-ends, local doctors say, while obesity is still skyrocketing nationwide.
Before Batman, Superman and Captain America, there was another superhero with massive muscles who every little boy aspired to be. But, as one elderly man recently found out, bulging biceps don't always mean super strength
Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward has a dislocation and a fractured tibia in his left leg and will require surgery. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens confirmed the diagnosis during a press conference Wednesday ahead of the Celtics' home opener against the Milwaukee Bucks.