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Women's Flexibility Is a Liability (in Yoga)

The New York Times—November 2, 2013

In this New York Times article Bryan T. Kelly, M.D., comments on yoga and hip injuries.

Bryan T. Kelly, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, echoed the warning, saying yoga postures were well known for throwing hips into extremes. “If that’s done without an understanding of the mechanical limitations of the joint, it can mean trouble,” he said in an interview.

The same kind of damage, Dr. Kelly added, can strike dancers who overdo leg motions. Each year, he said, roughly 50 to 75 of his patients who danced or did yoga underwent operations. Most, he noted, were women.

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