Your Age Helps Docs Find Best Option for ACL Repair

Contributor: Kurt Spindler, MD Have you torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? If, unfortunately, you have, and you’re considering surgical reconstruction, you and your doctor need to weigh one factor very carefully when you discuss treatment options: your age. Recent research shows that the patient’s age and the type of graft performed can predict the … Read More

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Best Ways You Can Avoid ACL, Knee Injuries

Contributor: Susan Joy, MD, sports and exercise medicine physician Athletes know the unmistakable “pop” when they’ve torn their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It can put a quick end to the season and sometimes require surgery and extensive rehabilitation. To prevent this, athletes need to practice proper form. If you play soccer, basketball and volleyball, you … Read More

Treatment Options for Knee Pain and Injuries

Knee injuries can occur with activities like jogging, basketball, tennis or inline skating. When we change direction, twist with our feet planted, stop suddenly, or jump and land awkwardly, our knees can take a hit. To treat simple knee sprains and strains, rest, ice packs and elevation are usually all you need. But if you … Read More

ACL Injuries in Teen Athletes

Without fail each fall, I will receive a phone call from one of our trusted athletic trainers (ATCs) that proceeds as follows. ATC: “Hello, doc. Have a kid here, twisted his knee during the game Friday night and was unable to continue. The knee became more and more swollen over a 24-hour period. It is … Read More