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What you need to know about hip injuries in sports

Hip injuries are a common issue in athletes, especially among those who play high-impact sports. Here, Mr Akash Patel, highly skilled consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, provides an in-depth insight into hip injuries sustained in sports, including what are the most common hip injuries, how the risk of injury can be reduced, and when medical attention should be sought.

ACL injuries: what you need to know

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a key component in the middle of the knee which prevents the tibia (shin bone) from sliding forward onto the femur (thigh bone). However, it is vulnerable to tear and sprain, resulting in “ACL injuries”. Mr Akash Patel, highly skilled consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, explains when ACL injuries commonly occur and how they are managed.

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