knee injury Archive

Obesity: Driving Surge in Knee Replacements

Compared with seniors, artificial knee patients under 65 more likely to be severely overweight, data shows. Rising rates of obesity among people younger than 65 may be the main reason for the rapidly increasing number of knee

Study: ACL injuries most common in football, girls’ soccer

Among high school athletes, football players and female soccer players are most likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a study finds. Those injuries often require surgery and months of rehab, and can put young athletes

Weight loss tied to knee arthritis benefits

Intensive weight loss together with regular exercise did more to ease knee arthritis than exercise alone for overweight and obese adults in a new U.S. study. Knee inflammation, pain and functioning all improved more among people who

New Ligament in the Knee Discovered

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown ligament in the human knee. The ligament is believed to play a critical role in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. Many patients with ACL injuries continue to experience problems with pivot-shift motions