Monthly Archives: March 2019

Can a Torn Meniscus be Repaired?

Yes, but not often, only less than 5% of the time. Why? The meniscus is divided up into three zones. Two of the three zones have a very poor blood supply. Blood is needed to aid in a repair. Sutures can be placed to hold the torn meniscus together, but if there is no blood supply… Read more »

Does Removing a Torn Meniscus Harm the Knee Joint?

The meniscus is a shock absorber in the knee. The part of the meniscus that tears no longer has shock absorber properties. The torn part of the meniscus causes pain, irritation to the knee and on occasion mechanical symptoms such as catching and locking. By removing the torn part of the meniscus it doesn’t not… Read more »

Snowboarder Vs. Skier

The skier lost … Image on left is a normal pelvis. Image on right with red circle and arrows points to the fracture of the inferior and superior pubic rami.

What is that area in the bone?

What is that area in the bone that is white, where the red arrow is pointing ? This patient fell and has acute onset pain involving her ankle. She has a bone cyst also known as a aneurysmal bone cyst. She was most likely born with this cyst and never knew it until she had… Read more »

Five Signs You Have Torn Your Meniscus

1. Sharp, stabbing pain located in your knee joint. 2. It is easy to localize the pain in the knee and it is consistently in the same place. 3. No pain occurs when resting. Pain occurs with a plant and a twist, lateral motion or flexion of the knee. 4. Slight swelling is present and… Read more »

Girl Bosses

Attended a great meeting this morning on girl bosses at the Kentucky Derby Museum with my two amazing hard working and motivated #girlbosses! An amazing panel of women: Tonya Abeln, Raeshanda Johnson, Iris Wilbur and Elizabeth McCall. My favorite quote of the morning was from Raeshanda, “If somebody closes a door, I go back and… Read more »

Five Ways to Prevent Tennis Elbow as a Tennis Player

1. Purchase a racket that is flexible. Stiff, high power level rackets will transmit the force the ball produces when it strikes the racket up to the elbow area, irritating the common extensor tendon. 2. Use strings that are poly filament. A monofilament string tends to increase the force on the players elbow. 3. Have… Read more »