According to the CDC, Americans suffer from approximately 250,000 ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries each year. The ACL connects the femur to the tibia and helps stabilize the knee, making it one of the most vital ligaments in the knee.
Workplace injuries happen annually at an alarming rate of 7 million per year. Workers who must lift heavy objects tend to suffer overexertion injuries, particularly to their back, knees, hips, and shoulders. Repetitive motion injuries such as rotator cuff tendonitis in the shoulder can cause acute damage and chronic pain. These injuries create a loss of productivity while the individual's economic and professional standing takes a hit.
The ACL, anterior cruciate ligament, is essential to knee stabilization. According to the CDC, every year an estimated 250,000 ACL-related injuries occur in the United States. Although not all ACL injuries require surgery, around 100,000 ACL reconstructions are performed each year.
A rotator cuff tear is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Your rotator cuff is a group of tendons in the shoulder joint which provide support and enable flexibility for a wide range of motion. When your rotator cuff is torn, the tendons pull away from the head of the humerus, the bone in your upper arm.
Almost 17 million people watched the NCAA March Madness championship game last year.1 The skill and passion of these basketball players is a thrill to watch throughout the season.
Due to the repetitive jumping, twisting, falls, and cutting movements that are part of the sport, knee and shoulder injuries can be a common occurrence in basketball at any level.