February 19, 2008

No Knee Jerk Reaction

The conventional wisdom regarding ACL injuries in youths – that they rarely occur - is all wrong according to this NY Times article. In fact, diagnoses are on the rise thanks to MRIs and the increased risk of year-round sports competition. And girls are more susceptible (8x more susceptible) to the injury than boys. The results have big implications for a child’s growth and development, to say nothing of their future participation in athletic activities.