A new study shows that when you injure your knee, it changes your brain – which could put you at risk for further injuries. Using MRI, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center examined several pairs of volunteers, half who have suffered arterial cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and half who haven’t.
“We were able to see in real time that the brain fundamentally changed in how it processes information from an injured knee,” Dustin Grooms, who worked on the study at Ohio State, but is currently employed at Ohio University, said in prepared remarks. “We think those changes play a big role in why people who recover from ACL injuries don’t trust their knees entirely and tend to move them differently.”
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