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Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:02

A New Breed of Knee Injury in Young Athletes

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Increasingly large numbers of children, both boys and girls, are now suffering A.C.L. and knee meniscus tears, injuries that were uncommon 20 years ago, and doctors aren't sure why. Sometimes physicians will notice a medical trend well before science confirms its existence. That has been the case with injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, the main ligament that stabilizes the knee joint, in young athletes. “Doctors who treat kids have all been saying over and over that the numbers of A.C.L. tears are going up dramatically,” says Dr. J. Todd Lawrence, an orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. But surprisingly little firm data has confirmed that hunch.

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