Posts Categorized: Meniscal Tear

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 »

10 Differences Between Osteoarthritis and Meniscal Tears

Osteoarthritis and meniscal tears are injuries that both occur in the knees. Both knee injuries tend to become more probable to occur with age; however, there are significant differences between osteoarthritis and meniscal tear injuries. The pain associated with both injuries require different treatment approaches. A big factor that decides treatment is if the pain… Read more »

Knee Surgery Among College Athletes

Effects of knee surgery on a subsequent injury and surgery among NCAA college athletes Dr. Sharon Hume et al. published a very interesting article in the April 2014 issue of the American Journal  of Sports Medicine. She and her colleagues studied 456 Division 1 athletes at UCLA who had a history of an orthopaedic surgery procedure…. Read more »

Clavicle Fracture, Concussion, and ACL Injury

Contact High School Fall Season Sports Injuries: Clavicle Fracture, Concussions and the ACL Injury The training for the fall sports season officially starts July 15th. High School Fall Season contact sports (football and soccer) bring about many injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to more serious injuries requiring surgical intervention. Among the more common fall… Read more »

How Does Knee Surgery Impact Student Athletes?

Researchers including Caitlin Rugg MS, Dean Wang MD, and colleagues (2014) at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA looked at how knee surgery impacts the sports career for intercollegiate athletes. Athletes who participated in college sports between 2003 and 2008 with a history of knee surgery were identified for analysis. Data on approximately 456… Read more »

Torn Meniscus and Meniscal Injury – Comparing Children and Adolescents

More and more children are competing in sports, and with increased participation there is an increase in the number of knee injuries. A knee injury like a torn meniscus can affect a young athletes knee for the rest of their life. Studies have confirmed early onset osteoarthritis in patients with ACL injuries and meniscal tears…. Read more »

Sports Injuries – Comparing Children and Teens with Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries in Kids – Researchers Compare Young Children with Teens – Sports injuries are very common among children, and a concern to parents, coaches and doctors. Sometimes when we talk about sports injuries and kids, we refer to kids as a group as though they are all the same. New research is looking more… Read more »

What is Arthroscopy? Three Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery

                What is Arthroscopy? and Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery – Arthroscopic surgery is a common surgical procedure offered by orthopedic surgeons. For those wondering “What is Arthroscopy?” – arthroscopy is a very common orthopedic procedure performed on a number of different body parts. Most commonly arthroscopy is performed by an… Read more »

Basketball Injuries Among Women – More Info from Sports Medicine Physician in Louisville, KY

Basketball players, especially females, often suffer from knee injuries like anterior cruciate ligament tears or ACL tears and meniscus injuries. Dr. Moira McCarthy and colleagues (2013) conducted an epidemiological study looking at the demographic data of female college basketball players. Research results showed that about 48% of the athletes suffered from an ankle sprain.