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Zion Research analysts anticipate the global sports medicine market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.7 percent through 2020.

2. ACL tear rates rise among kids — 6 takeaways

Written by Adam Schrag | Wednesday, 22 February 2017 19:16
A Pediatrics report covered in Health Day investigates the rapid rise of ACL tears among kids and points out why girls may suffer the injury at higher rates than boys.
A partnership between the Atlanta Braves and The Ryan Seacrest Foundation aims to support children's hospitals all across the country, according to Valdosta Today.
Bloomington and Maple Grove, Minn.-based Tria Orthopaedic Center has announced that St. Paul's Wabasha Center will house an orthopedic clinic and the Minnesota Wild's new practice facility.
A recent Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery study found that MLB pitchers who undergo two UCL reconstruction surgeries are better off than those who only go through one.  
Orthopedic surgeon Rolf Langeland, MD, has joined Rhode Island's Newport Orthopedics.
Orthopedic surgeon William Stanton, MD, joined Vero Beach, Fla.-based Indian River Medical Center, according to a TC Palm report.
Nikhil N. Verma, MD, of Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush has been named the Chicago White Sox's head team physician.
Researchers have published a study in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine pointing out that youth athletes are more likely to sustain injuries while playing flag football as opposed to tackle football.
Neal ElAttrache, MD, of Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, performed surgery on Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine's torn ACL on Tuesday, according to Fox Sports.

11. Mayo Clinic to sponsor new soccer team: 5 details

Written by Adam Schrag | Friday, 17 February 2017 20:06
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine will sponsor Med City FC, the city's new soccer team.
David Altchek, MD, performed arthroscopic surgery on Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love's knee after he sustained an injury during a game on Saturday, according to The LA Times.
Marc J. Philippon, MD, has performed his second hip surgery in the past five weeks on Broncos center, Matt Paradis, according to the Times-Call.
James Andrews, MD, treated Sean Rodriguez's shoulder injury after the Braves infielder injured it in January, according to The Spokesman-Review.
Juliet DeCampos, MD, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute will join the Cincinnati Reds for spring training for the sixth time.
Rhode Island-based University Orthopaedics has added non-operative physician specialists Matthew Smith, MD, George Pasquarello, DO, and David Bica, DO, to its practice's team.
A number of California advocacy groups have promoted legislation to regulate and improve the athletic training profession, according to Physical Therapy Products.
Here are six recent sports medicine physicians on the move:
Orthopedic surgeon Joseph U. Barker, MD, will continue serving on the Journal of Knee Surgery's editorial board.
Robert LaPrade, MD, treated Bucks star Jabari Parker's injured ACL on Tuesday, according to Fox Sports.
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