March Madness is here, and we know that the fast-paced game of basketball can cause a wide range of injuries, mostly to the foot, ankle, and knee. Sprained ankles and knee ligament tears are also a common injury.
Some recommendations to ensure safety on the court:
- Make sure you are using the appropriate equipment by selecting the proper shoes. Shoes should fit well and offer great support to help stabilize your balance.
- Another good rule of thumb is to hydrate throughout. Mild levels of dehydration can hurt performance and can hinder your body from not being able to cool itself effectively through sweat and evaporation.
- It’s also important to ensure you are playing in a safe environment. If playing outdoors, an uneven court may cause serious injuries if it’s filled with rocks and debris. If playing indoors, an unorganized court may also lead to serious injuries.
However, the most important thing is to prepare for injuries. Be prepared for any emergencies. In an event of an ACL tear, Dr. Vic Goradia offers PRESERVE ACL repair surgery a newer surgical procedure where the patients’ torn anterior cruciate ligament is attached to their femur bone.
Dr. Goradia is one of a handful of surgeons in the U.S. offering this procedure. Patients have traveled from all over to have him perform the PRESERVE surgery. Some of the advantages of PRESERVE ACL Repair Surgery is a less invasive approach, faster recovery, a more natural feeling knee.
So whether you have a recent knee injury from sports or have been living with knee pain, Dr. Vic Goradia at G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will provide you with the right diagnosis, and create an individualized treatment plan. See if you are a candidate for the PRESERVE ACL Surgery.
Source: US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 2009