Similar Revision, Reoperation Rates for Quadriceps Grafts Vs. Patellar, Hamstring Grafts
The 40 year plus search for the best way to reconstruct the ACL continues as new studies show that quadriceps grafts are no better than the alternatives. I was just down in New Orleans at the Arthroscopy Association of North America and I listened to the paper. Using the Kaiser Medical database, which has a […]
Lower Donor Site Morbidity With Hamstring and Quadriceps Tendon Autograft
Congratulations to Kyle Kunze for publishing this important paper. This systematic review looked at the ACL surgery, specifically which tendon is harvested to reconstruct the ligament.
Patellofemoral Joint Loading, Early Osteoarthritis after ACL Reconstruction
For young adults, lower patellofemoral joint (PFJ) loading is associated with an increased likelihood of early PFJ osteoarthritis at one year after ACL reconstruct
How Acton-Boxborough Coach Helps Players Recover from ACL Tears
This article about an assistant soccer coach at Acton-Boxborough High School in Massachusetts caught my attention because this is where I grew up.
ACL Reconstruction – Retear and Rehabilitation Information
Learn about the techniques that hopefully prevent a retear of the ACL after surgery and the rehabilitation process after undergoing an ACL reconstruction.
Anterior Knee Pain Following Hamstring ACL Reconstruction
Anterior knee pain following hamstring ACL reconstruction is a very timely topic. We have been debating graft choice for ACL reconstruction for decades.
Returning to Climbing After an ACL Tear
For the climbers out there, I found an article in climbing.com. As an orthopaedic surgeon in New York City, I don’t see a lot of climbing injuries. That said, I have seen some pretty bad ligament injuries over the years, including several ACL injuries sustained from a fall, typically when bouldering or falling on a climbing wall. The advice in this article is […]
ACL Tears – Preferred and New Surgical Technique
ACL tears are an incredibly common injury. This video introduces new techniques we can use that show very promising results: