Category Archives: Knee

Sports injuries associated with the knee along with related knee injury treatments and surgeries.

ACL tears – Injury prevention programs

In this video, I argue that If you are the athlete who could tear her ACL, these programs could have a dramatic impact on your playing career. Simply changing your warm-up exercises every day could possibly prevent an ACL injury that could cause you to miss the playoffs, sit out a season while your friends play, require you to undergo surgery and a year of rehab, and increase your risk for future injuries and arthritis. Continue Reading

ACL Tears

The ACL is one of the most recognized injuries among athletes and sports fans alike. Injury among high-profile professional athletes has increased awareness of a torn ACL. The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is one of the two main stabilizing ligaments in the center of the knee. Working with the posterior cruciate ligament, or PCL,… Continue Reading

ACL Tears – Graft Options

ACL reconstruction: which graft is right for you? One of the questions I frequently get when I see athletes in the office who recently suffered a knee injury and I determined that they’ve torn their anterior cruciate ligament is what type of graft to use in surgery. As I discussed in a prior post, ACL… Continue Reading

ACL Tears – Surgical Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction: what to expect from surgery and rehabilitation ACL surgeries are very common in the US, with approximately 100,000 surgeries performed every year. Currently I perform about 125 of these surgeries a year, and I’ve seen in my practice, like most sports medicine surgeons, that overall the outcomes are outstanding. It certainly helps that… Continue Reading

Knee Dislocations

Knee dislocations are devastating injuries where at least three of the four main ligaments of the knee are torn and the tibia is dislocated away from the femur. These injuries usually result from high-velocity traumas, such as motor vehicle accidents. They can occur in sports especially football and skiing. Urgent evaluation of these injuries is… Continue Reading

Meniscus Tears

One of the most common injuries in sports medicine, and all of orthopaedics, is a meniscus tear. The meniscus is a C-shaped structure that serves as a shock absorber for the knee. There are two menisci in each knee – one on the inside and one on the outside – between the femur (thigh bone)… Continue Reading

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