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Basketball is a fantastic way to exercise and has many cardiovascular benefits. However, weekend warriors have to be careful as the game can also lead to a wide range of injuries. Learn some tips and tricks from Dr. Dodson of the world-renowned Rothman Institute. 

By Dr. Christopher C. Dodson
April 03, 2015

This is the fourth in a series of sports medicine articles from the world-renowned Rothman Institute. Series Editors are Rothman doctors Richard H. Rothman MD, Michael G. Ciccotti MD, and John A. Anderson MD.

Basketball is a fantastic way to exercise and has many cardiovascular benefits. However, weekend warriors have to be careful as the game can also lead to a wide range of injuries. Sprained ankle and knee ligaments are common. Basketball players are also subject to eye and mouth injuries, jammed fingers, and stress fractures of the lower legs. The following are some helpful tips to prevent injury and allow playing careers to be stretched out longer: 

Christopher C. Dodson is a prominent Sports Medicine Surgeon at the world-renowned Rothman Institute. He is the Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia 76ers, Assistant Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Flyers, and is an Orthopedic Consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Birdie (-1)
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