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Strength makes an athlete better.  At all levels and ages, a stronger athlete will have a competitive advantage over and suffer fewer injuries than a weaker one. Weight room strength is very different from athletic strength, however, so what
By: Peter A. Caprise, Jr., MD As the largest multidisciplinary, musculoskeletal clinic in the Commonwealth, OrthoVirginia (OVA) is committed to being a leader in the development of new and innovative treatments in the Sports Medicine field. 
By: Julious P. "Jody" Smith, III, MD Springtime means Little League Baseball, which means hot dogs, dirt stains and elbow pain.  Well, maybe it’s not quite that dramatic.  Unfortunately, however, our youth baseball players
Mike D’Antoni, coach for the Houston Rockets once stated firmly that above all other player stats he receives he wished he had an objective measure for when his athletes could get injured.  Speed, strength, power, endurance, even &ldquo
By: Anthony L. Avery, M.D.   The meniscus is a disc-like structure that acts as a cushion between the femur and tibia bones in the knee.  To a lesser degree, it helps with stability of the knee joint.  Tears can occur in the meniscus
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