Sports-related injuries are by far the most common cause of musculoskeletal injuries in children treated in emergency departments. They are also the single most common cause of injury-related primary care office visits.
John R. Ehteshami, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
- orthopedic surgery
- neck & spine surgery
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5605 W Eugie
Glendale, AZ 85304
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- What are the most common types of sports-related injuries in children?
How can I keep my knees healthy?
RealAge answeredHere are a few of the more tried-and-true methods for keeping knees healthy:
- Lose weight if you are overweight. Excess pounds raise your risk of knee arthritis.
- Play it safe. A knee injury will triple your risk of knee osteoarthritis. When you exercise, take proper precautions to avoid getting hurt.
- Strengthen your quads. Weak quadriceps muscles are associated with knee arthritis, so work them out regularly, along with your hamstrings and all of your other leg muscles.
How is bone formed and broken down?
David Slovik, MD, Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism, answeredBone is constantly being constructed and demolished. During resorption, cells known as osteoclasts break down bone, releasing calcium into the bloodstream. The trenches that are left behind are then filled in by construction cells known as osteoblasts. The osteoblasts release collagen into these troughs and eventually evolve into structural bone cells, or osteocytes. Once these osteocytes mix together with calcium, phosphate, and other minerals to form a cement-like substance known as hydroxyapatite, the process of replacing the lost bone is complete.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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