Month: April 2016

Animated Videos of Orthopedic Surgeries

videos of orthopedic surgeries

This selection of animations, demonstrating many types of orthopedic surgeries, is provided by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Date: April 26th, 2016

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Women and Sports Injuries: Why It’s a Different Game

Women and Sports Injuries

It’s a fact: women athletes are more prone to suffering certain sports injuries than their male counterparts, particularly when it comes to knee and ACL problems.

The difference lies in the interplay between form, alignment, body composition, physiology, and physical performance.

Date: April 19th, 2016

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Why Women Are More Susceptible to Sports Injuries

women are more susceptible to sports injuries

Prior to 1972 there were very few women who competed on sports teams at collegiate and university levels. Why? Well, in 1972 Title IX was passed; a law that increased federal funding of sports programs and activities for girls and women.

So, from 1972 until today the number of girls who play high school sports increased from a mere 300,000 to over 3 million! While this has been an amazing step towards equality, this has also led to a substantial increase in female sports injuries.

Date: April 13th, 2016

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Orthopedic Surgery: Women on the Rise in a Male-Dominated Field

women orthopedic surgeons

Men have always dominated orthopedic surgery. In fact, orthopedics has the lowest percentage of women in a surgical specialty, with only 4.3 percent of board-certified orthopedic surgeons being female.

Date: April 7th, 2016

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