Posts Categorized: ACL Surgery

Pediatric ACL Injuries and Sports-Related Injuries

Pediatric ACL Injuries and sports-related injuries are a concern to parents, coaches, teachers, kids and physicians. As part of my work as a physician, I focus on trying to educate young athletes about injury prevention. For more information on ACL injury prevention, check out my recent video series. Follow along for more information about the latest… Read more »

Top 9 Things to Know About ACL Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament, often referred to as ACL injuries, are the most common knee injuries athletes suffer. While an extremely active individual could possibly suffer this type of injury, an ACL tear is most common in athletes. This is because of the stop and start movements associated with sports such as football, basketball, hockey and more…. Read more »

Sports Injury FAQs

Sports injuries, such as concussions and injured Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACLs), are common occurrences across a wide variety of sports. While both injuries are well known, Sport Injury FAQs are helpful in learning about cause, prevention, and treatment among athletes. One very common topic of sport injury FAQs are concussions. They are very common injuries in sports… Read more »

Does Undergoing ACL Reconstruction Surgery Help Your Knee in the Future?

ACL reconstruction surgery has been scientifically proven to provide more stability to your knee. This treatment option allows you to get back to your regular activities, sports and work responsibilities that may require twisting, turning and jumping. While acl reconstruction surgery has proven to be a positive outcome to treat ACL tears, some patients decide against undergoing ACL reconstruction surgery for various… Read more »

Life After ACL Injury – Risk for Secondary Injury in Youth Athletes

“If You Have an ACL injury and Undergo Surgery, is There a Risk for Secondary Injury in Youth Athletes?” Understandably, many youth athletes, parents and physicians are concerned with secondary injury, especially following common injuries like an ACL injury. Youth athletes that undergo surgery following an ACL surgery should receive the best outcome for their future. Many athletes… Read more »

MRI Research Reveals Cause of ACL Injury

ACL injuries are responsible for pain, surgery and lots of physical therapy. Most of these injuries occur through non-contact sports or accidents sustained off of the courts or field. Researchers and physicians are working tirelessly to understand the cause of ACL injury to develop preventive programs to reduce this knee injury. Because of the current… Read more »

Doctor, What Happens to My Harvested Hamstring Tendon After ACL Surgery?

The most common graft used for ACL reconstructions is a hamstring tendon graft.  Once you’ve torn your ACL, you cannot sew the end of the ACL back together.  A ligament needs to be reconstructed. Most ligament reconstructions use the semitendinosus and gracilis tendons. These make up part of your hamstrings: the central part of your patellar tendon also known… Read more »

ACL Reconstruction Surgery and Sports Participation in Athletes

We’re constantly learning new information regarding ACL injuries and sports participation. This common sports injury requires extensive rehabilitation, handwork and commitment. And there is always the fear of tearing the ACL again for athletes that gotten back out on the court or field. While every case is specific for each athlete and injury, new information about ACL reconstruction surgery… Read more »

Celebrate Super Bowl 50 and Check Out These Findings on Return to Play after ACL Injuries in Football

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, there is a lot of excitement and preparation for coaches, players and even their fans. This year, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will compete for the Vince Lombardi trophy at Super Bowl 50 on February 7th. Super Bowl Sunday has become an unofficial holiday in America… Read more »

Facts About ACL Injury Including Possible Risks of Delaying ACL Surgery

The anterior cruciate ligament or ACL is one of 4 primary ligaments located in your knee. It works to attach the tibia to the femur. ACL injuries are one of the most common knee injuries for athletes involved in sports like soccer, football and basketball. ACL tears may occur when the knee is twisted, bent, pulled backwards or… Read more »