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Kids' 'Overuse' Sports Injuries Are on the Rise
Date:3/3/2009

Gamble. "Strengthening and toning of abdominal and gluteal muscles is highly important, too, as these muscles protect the back."

Ratio of sports injuries among boys and girls

"It's changing," said Gamble. "I'm definitely seeing more girls, especially for sports injuries like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, which are now three times more common in girls than boys. It's an absolute epidemic." In this video, Gamble also explains why girls are at a greater risk for ACL tears even in non-contact sports.

These tips and more can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVrimp1rURo.

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Ranked as one of the nation's best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is a 272-bed hospital devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers. Providing pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services and associated with the Stanford University School of Medicine, Packard Children's offers patients locally, regionally and nationally the full range of health care programs and services, from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury. For more information, visit www.lpch.org.


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