Nearly 1.9 million children under 15 were treated in emergency departments for sports-related injuries. Prevention of sports injuries is extremely important, especially for those who suffer frequent and common occurring injuries. There are a range of products and exercises to help prevent future injury.
H Ward Brooks, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursFallbrook Temecula Valley Orthopaedics
521 E Elder
Fallbrook, CA 92028
- Community Health Group
- Sharp Health Plan
- Fallbrook Hospital
- Tri-City Medical Center
- How many children were treated for sports-related injuries in the U.S.?
What is Noble's test?
Noble's test is used for checking for tightness of the iliotibial (IT) band. The IT band is a band of fascia that runs along the side of your leg and stabilizes the knee during activity.
Noble's test is performed with the patient lying on his back. The examiner holds the affected leg underneath the knee on the joint line and places his or her thumb on the IT band insertion site (near the outside). The examiner then passively flexes the patient’s knee while applying pressure over that spot.
If the patient complains of pain, especially when the knee is near 30 degrees of flexion, they are showing positive signs of iliotibial band friction syndrome.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Training Education Program.)
What bones and muscles are found at the elbow joint?
Rick Olderman, Physical Therapy, answeredThe elbow joint is composed of three bones. Two of those bones, the radius and ulna, belong to the forearm; the humerus is the third bone. The forearm muscles attach to bony bumps on the inner and outer portions of the humerus at the elbow joint. These bumps are the epicondyles. The muscles that control rotation of your forearm -- the pronators that rotate your forearm into the hand-down position, and the supinators that rotate your forearm into the hand-up position -- attach to the epicondyles. The pronators and supinators lie deeper than other muscles that control the wrist and hand movements, which also connect at the epicondyles. The pronator teres muscle originates at both the ulna bone and inner (medial) epicondyle and inserts onto the radius bone. The pronator quadrates is found closer to the wrist and connects the radius and ulna. The supinator muscle originates on the outer (lateral) epicondyle and inserts onto the radius.
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