Sport Injuries are Common, but Avoidable


WHETHER RECREATIONAL OR competitive, doing sports involves risks of injury. But this can be easily prevented, if precautions are taken, says Dr. Vejayan Rajoo, an orthopedic surgeon at Gleneagles Penang. “Some of the more common ones I’ve come across are those relating to the knee, mainly anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, known also as a ligament tear; and meniscus tear which refers to injuries on a specific piece of cartilage that provides cushioning between our thighbone and shinbone.” In the case of a ligament tear, a surgery would be required for its reconstruction, either by using a substitute acquired from a ...

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