With any injury, it is important to get back to strengthening that area of the body as soon as it is safe. I always remind my clients at the studio to “work to your weaker side” in class. Keeping the body balanced is beneficial to all your muscles working as a cohesive team. Even though it is tough to make the strong arm work less by using lighter weights, no weights, less range of motion, or fewer repetitions, let the weaker side be in charge (or even work more to catch up). In the long run, when all is healed, your overall fitness will benefit from that balanced state you created in your muscles.
Glen L Moore, MD
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What is Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease?
Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease is an overuse injury seen mostly in young, active preteen boys. They will report pain in the front of the knee just below the patella (kneecap). It is an inflammation (tendonitis) of the patellar tendon at the lower end of the patella. You will often see calcification in this area on x-rays. It is not to be confused with Osgood-Schlatter disease.
Does minimally invasive surgery result in shorter hospital stays?
Minimally invasive surgery causes less injury to tissue and blood vessels. When done successfully, there is less scarring and less pain. Recovery is therefore quicker than with other more open or traditional surgeries.
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