By: Daniel Bouvier, MD In this current age athletes participate in sports well into middle age and beyond. We find children specializing in sports at a young age, high volume, and high intensity early in their skeletal development. Gone are the days of free play, climbing trees, building walls and forts, and kickball games in … Read More
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By: Daniel P. Bouvier, MD What is a Muscle Strain? A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon, which occurs when the muscle is stretched or torn. This differs from a sprain, which is a term used to describe a stretching or tearing of ligaments. Ligaments connect bones to other bones, whereas tendons … Read More
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Elbow By: Daniel P. Bouvier, MD Introduction Elbow injuries in adolescent athletes have gained quite a bit of attention over the last decade with increased sports participation, physician awareness, and media attention. There has also been an alarming rate of increased surgical procedure performed in younger athletes in that … Read More
Every Day Kids Suffer Concussions – What You Need to Know By: Daniel P. Bouvier, MD What are they? A concussion is an injury to the brain that alters its function, the effects of which are usually temporary. These effects are variable and can include difficulty with concentration, memory, balance, and coordination. Symptoms These can … Read More
Osgood Schlatter’s Disease By: Daniel P. Bouvier, MD What Is It? An overuse syndrome resulting in painful inflammation at the top of the shin bone where the patellar tendon attaches to the bone in an adolescent or preadolescent athlete. Symptoms This condition is marked by pain and tenderness with or without (usually with) a bump … Read More
Shin Splints By: Daniel P. Bouvier, MD What Are They? Otherwise known as “medial tibial stress syndrome”, shin splints refers to pain at the inside back edge of the tibia, or shin bone. Usually the pain is located in the lower 1/3 of the bone, but may occur along a longer length of the bone. … Read More