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2010-09-13 07:50:00

More than 4 million pediatric and adolescent basketball-related injuries treated in emergency departments 1997-2007 A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined basketball-related injuries treated in emergency departments among children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 19 from 1997 to 2007. According to the study, more than 4 million basketball-related injuries were treated in emergency departments during...

2010-09-02 04:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in history, a new, clinically tested athletic shoe produced by Ektio Inc. (www.ektio.com) has been designed to become the antidote to the #1 orthopedic injury in the U.S.; combating the most common, painful, and expensive injury on basketball courts today - sprained ankles. In an effort to combat the $3000-$5000 spent on ankle sprain healthcare per incident, $4.2 billion annual economic loss and $1 million a year in U.S. emergency...

2010-09-01 07:00:00

Athletes who return to their sport before they are completely healed may suffer long-term consequences ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sports-related injuries are part of the game, and as athletes are becoming stronger, faster, and better conditioned, higher-energy injuries are becoming common. Foot and ankle injuries are especially concerning because they are increasing in number and severity and are often misunderstood. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety...

2010-08-24 13:37:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot pain began affecting Donna's tennis game, and she was determined not to let it keep her from the sport she loved. The 47-year-old avid tennis player from Arizona tried to play through the pain and rest her feet between matches. But when the pain became too much, and even started affecting her everyday activities, she made an appointment with a foot and ankle surgeon. His diagnosis: Donna was suffering from plantar fasciitis and a neuroma....

2010-03-12 07:00:00

New study questions the safety of football turf; warrants further research NEW ORLEANS, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a study presented today at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), rates for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries and eversion ankle sprains (where the foot twists outward) are significantly higher in the National Football League (NFL) games played on FieldTurf, an artificial playing surface, as compared to...

2010-02-24 10:00:00

Foot and ankle surgeons discuss arthritis surgical advances LAS VEGAS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's good news for active older adults who are plagued with arthritic ankles. Surgeons presenting today at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons' Annual Scientific Conference in Las Vegas are re-thinking treatment approaches for end-stage ankle arthritis. Baby Boomers are more active than ever and don't want to be held back by painful arthritis. While in the past...

2010-02-23 10:00:00

Timely treatment and rehabilitation key to proper healing LAS VEGAS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sometimes athletes can be their own worst enemy especially when they continue to play following an injury to a foot or ankle. Surgeons presenting at the Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) today are discussing athletic injuries and the importance of proper diagnosis, prompt treatment, and full healing and rehabilitation. Athletes...

2009-09-29 18:45:54

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Laurent Robinson will likely miss the rest of the season with a broken leg and sprained ankle. Rams Coach Steve Spagnuolo said Tuesday Robinson suffered a high ankle sprain and also a fracture high on his fibula. He will pretty much be done (for the season.) Spagnuolo added Robinson will require surgery to repair the injuries. The third-year receiver had 13 receptions for 167 yards and a touchdown through three games. Robinson was injured on a running play when a...

2009-09-21 07:30:00

BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey from the American Pain Foundation (APF) says economic pain from the recession is contributing to acute (short-term) physical pain for Americans.(1) In response to these findings, King Pharmaceuticals(R), Inc. has launched a consumer education initiative with RealAge.com to provide tips and information on preventing and treating strains and sprains of the back and other areas. The educational program can be found at...

2009-09-21 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey from the American Pain Foundation says economic pain from the recession is contributing to acute, or short-term, physical pain for Americans. According to the survey, released today during National Pain Awareness Month, 68 percent of people who experienced acute back pain or other minor muscle strains and sprains in the past year said that the recession caused, increased or affected their pain, often because of greater stress and working...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
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