In this presentation, Dr. Laurie Hiemstra, Banff Sport Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Sarah Kerslake MSc BPhty, discuss the main types of surgery used to treat patients with patellar instability (aka a dislocating / unstable kneecap), as well as physiotherapy and bracing considerations.
Menisci are a type of cartilage inside the knee joint. Their main function is to equally distribute the force placed on the knee, stabilize the knee during movements, and offer more fluid movements.
In this article, Delia Roberts PhD, talks about how to interval train and outlines a basic interval to get you started.
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There are a lot of ways to build and maintain fitness. If you work in a physical job like wildland firefighting or tree planting or are a competitive athlete (or just train like one), your baseline fitness from work and exercise will be very high.
Research shows that the fitter the individual the less likely they are to be injured. If you’ve been active all summer, all you need is a bit of specific work to start your season, but if you’ve spent the last month or so at a desk or on the couch, you’ll need to build some…
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Tearing the ACL— a dreaded diagnosis often accompanied by reconstructive surgery and extensive rehabilitation. This injury is common in sports that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, jumping or landing, such as soccer, basketball, gymnastics, football, or downhill skiing.
Given the high volume of jumping performed in a typical ballet class (up to 200 jumps per 90 minute class1), you would expect ACL injuries to be ubiquitous amongst ballet dancers.
Patellar instability – an unstable or dislocating kneecap – is a debilitating condition that frequently occurs in young, active people, that significantly affects their quality of life.
It’s getting to that time of year again in the Rockies. As the snow starts melting trail runners and hikers alike start to venture higher up into the alpine on foot. Although many may have spent the winter ski touring or running the trails closer to valley bottom, the longer pounding descents on feet are…
Knee injuries are common in youth athletes with up to 1 in 4 athletes at risk of sustaining this type of injury. Approximately one-third of patients seen in the Banff Sport Medicine Clinic are youth. For example, the Clinic assesses approximately 1500 acute knee injuries in patients aged 5 to 24 each year.