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Is Soccer the Safe Sport?

Soccer, by far the world’s most popular sport, has grown in acceptance in America by leaps and bounds over the last three decades. The huge popularity of soccer in the United States among youth, adults, and spectators results from a host of factors…

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An Alternative to Knee Replacement

Fairfax County sheriff ’s deputy Buddy never wants to leave his fellow deputies unprotected. But many years of playing professional football, including two seasons with the Washington Redskins, had taken a toll on his joints. When debilitating knee pain slowed him down at work, he sought a solution that would get him back on his feet and back on the job as soon as possible…

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Treatment Options for a Torn Meniscus

Growing up in Colorado, Shaun struggled with a host of leg and knee problems. By the time he moved to Falls Church as an adult, he had titanium plates on both of his shinbones, his left knee was unstable and the articular cartilage, which lines the knee’s bony surface, was damaged. He was so used to dealing with knee issues he barely flinched when he tore his meniscus while out running. “At first, it wasn’t really painful or troublesome,” the 29-year-old says. “But after a while I noticed my knee would lock up when I sat for long periods of time and it became increasingly uncomfortable.”

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A Walk in the Park

After spending a winter on the sofa, Alice decided she’d had enough. The 70-year-old from Manassas was tired of “gimping around” with worsening osteoarthritis in her hip. The painful condition made everyday activities challenging and interfered with her quality of life. She knew it was time for a hip replacement.

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Protecting the Weakest Link

Adults and children share many of the same risks for bone fracture, but a child’s bones are also subject to a unique injury called a growth plate fracture.

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