Perils of Old Sports Injuries

People who tear their ACL when young are at higher risk for osteoarthritis later.

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Some sports-related injuries can predispose people to develop knee osteoarthritis a decade or more later. For example, people who suffer a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are at increased risk, whether or not they have surgery to reconstruct the ligament. A study by Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon Kurt Spindler, MD, and his colleagues […]
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