Category Archives: Injuries

Cartilage injuries: Microfracture surgery

Damage to the articular cartilage – or the cartilage lining on the ends of the bones inside the knee – can cause pain, swelling and other symptoms that keep active people from doing what they want to do. Are there any surgeries that can help them build new cartilage? In this video, I explain a common knee surgery called microfracture. Continue Reading

Cartilage injuries: Significance and challenge

Damage to the articular cartilage in the knee can be a challenging problem for active people. It can lead to pain, swelling and even more advanced arthritis changes down the road. In this video, I explain in more detail what articular cartilage is and why treating damaged articular cartilage is so difficult. Continue Reading

ACL injuries: Surgery

Orthopedic surgeons perform between 100,000 and 200,000 ACL reconstructions each year in the United States. Most of these people are athletes or active people. Who actually needs surgery, and what does surgery involve? Continue Reading

Meniscus tears: Sewing the tear back together

In this sports and exercise injury video, I discuss how likely it is that a torn meniscus is repairable. I share my thoughts on how often a surgeon knows it will be repairable before the surgery and whether an MRI can predict it accurately. I also discuss the postoperative restrictions and return to sports and exercise. Continue Reading

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