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Stars are proactive in preventative measures

The Boston Globe—May 31, 2015

The Boston Globe’s NHL Notebook looks at how the Dallas Stars are taking an active approach toward diagnosing and treating hip injuries – five players have undergone hip surgery since last summer.

Dr. Bryan Kelly, orthopedic surgeon and co-director of the Center for Hip Preservation at Hospital for Special Surgery, performed double hip surgery on player Jamie Benn in April. According to Dr. Kelly, FAI (femoroacetabular impingement) is most common in hockey, soccer and football. The motions required of skating grab at the cartilage.

"It’s usually resulting from a combination of early development changes and repetitive load," said Dr. Kelly. "It occurs during overtraining as an adolescent and the positional requirement of the hip joint in sports."

Read the full story at BostonGlobe.com - please scroll to the second story listed in NHL Notebook.


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