Dancing is Hazardous to the Knees?

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Dancing is Hazardous to the Knees?

Postby Paul » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:16 am

Earlier this year, the Department of Radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York conducted a study to determine if an MRI could detect early meniscus injuries and cartilage changes in female dancers. A total of 17 dancers were recruited for the study (8 of which were professional dancers).

Two radiologists scored cartilage (International Cartilage Repair Society classification) and meniscal lesions.

Interestingly enough - there was a higher frequency of medial meniscus lesions among dancers vs the control group - while there was no differences among the groups in relation to lateral meniscus lesions.

As a result, it is strongly advised that dancer closely monitor knee pain. If not properly treated, the greater the chances that osteoarthritis will eventually set in - potentially cutting short a dancer's career.

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