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  • High School Football Games – My Roll As Team Physician

    High School Football Games – My Roll As Team Physician

    It is September on a warm Friday night in South Florida. The field lights are on, cheerleaders are chanting and the stands are full (ahem – with the exception of this 2020 season)

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  • Treatment and Recovery Time for MCL Tears

    Treatment and Recovery Time for MCL Tears

    The medial collateral ligament (MCL) on the inner side of the knee is most often torn when there is a force that strikes the outside of the knee. The MCL attempts to resist widening of the joint and tears if the force is too great. When this happens, you face a recovery time of weeks to months, depending on the grade of the MCL tear.

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  • Shoulder Separation Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Shoulder Separation Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    A shoulder separation sounds like an odd injury, but in reality, it refers to the stretching or tearing of ligaments where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the shoulder blade (scapula). This intersection is also called the acromioclavicular or AC joint.

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  • Kneecap Dislocation

    Kneecap Dislocation

    Source: Verywell Health

    A dislocation of the kneecap occurs when the patella comes completely out of its groove on the end of the thigh bone (femur), and comes to rest on the outside of the knee joint. Kneecap dislocations usually occur as a significant injury the first time the injury occurs, but the kneecap may dislocate much more easily thereafter.

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  • Internal Impingement Shoulder Injuries Overview

    Internal Impingement Shoulder Injuries Overview

    Source: Verywell Health

    Internal impingement is a specific type of shoulder injury that is seen primarily in throwing athletes.

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  • Chondromalacia Patellae Symptoms and Treatment

    Chondromalacia Patellae Symptoms and Treatment

    Source: Verywell Health

    Chondromalacia patellae is a term used to describe the damage or softening of the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. It is similar to patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee) in which the pain is felt under and around the kneecap. This condition is common among young athletics but may also occur in older adults who have arthritis of the knee.

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