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.
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.
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 […]
Physio profiles 13 elite athletes to explore the physical and mental toll of ACL injuries
An Australian physiotherapist who treats sports injuries interviewed 13 elite athletes after their ACL injury and surgery to explore recovering from ACL injury.
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:
My first Bridge-Enhanced ACL Restoration (BEAR) Implant
Sharing this a link to Miach Orthopaedics, who shared a post congratulating me and the Hospital for Special Surgery for our first Bridge-Enhanced ACL Restoration (BEAR) implant surgery. Learn more about the BEAR implant on their website.
Prehab before ACL surgery and impact on recovery
Prehab is often prescribed before ACL surgery as we aim to have nearly full range of motion and minimal swelling before surgery. However, most patients have a limited number of physical therapy visits and therefore was try to “save” visits for after surgery.