This Penn State study is amazing, suggesting that playing sports causes significant microtrauma to our ACLs and that potentially sets us up for an ACL injury.
Today I’m sharing a story from Caroline Silver, who had an ACL tear and a meniscus tear. This injury happened while skiing and I got her back to sport quickly.
I thought this study was interesting. Partly because I have never heard of the Lever Sign but more importantly it points out how hard it is to diagnose an ACL tear if you aren’t specially trained in Sports Medicine.
This article about an assistant soccer coach at Acton-Boxborough High School in Massachusetts caught my attention because this is where I grew up.
Learn about the techniques that hopefully prevent a retear of the ACL after surgery and the rehabilitation process after undergoing an ACL reconstruction.
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 are an incredibly common injury. This video introduces new techniques we can use that show very promising results:
The Bridge-Enhanced ACL Restoration Implant—known as the BEAR implant—encourages the stumps of a torn ACL to grow back together. This article discusses how we’re enabling the ligament to repair itself.