Sports Injuries, Surgery for

With participation in competitive sports increasing throughout society, the number of sports injuries has increased as well. Most sports injuries are treated nonsurgically, with the use of rest, bracing, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Today, however, more and more sports injuries are being treated with surgery instead. There are many reasons for this. Over time, our knowledge and experience in sports medicine have evolved. Studies have shown that certain injuries, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, recover better if they are treated surgically. ...

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