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Woman's Doctor: How to know if a knee injury requires surgery

Dr. Mark Slabaugh at Mercy Medical Center said there are partial ACL tears and complete tears. With a partial tear, physical therapy can help. With a complete tear, you'll need to discuss surgery with your doctor.

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How high-intensity water exercise can help people with diabetes and other conditions

Experts say exercising in water can help relieve pressure on joints, allowing people to complete movements they can’t necessarily do on land, but there’s conflicting evidence on its physiological benefits.

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Are You Exercising Too Much? Here’s How to Tell (and Why It Can Be Risky)

Overtraining is when you’re pushing yourself too hard too quickly. “Factors such as the intensity, duration, and length of workouts need to be eased into and increased gradually,” says Mark Slabaugh, MD, an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon with orthopedics and joint replacement at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

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Related Topics
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports mMedicine