Minimally Invasive Treatment for Knee Cartilage Injuries

This is a 16 year-old soccer player who sustained an injury to his left knee. During arthroscopic assessment there was a full thickness displaced cartilage injury to the outer femoral chondyle.


Initial treatment was consistent with arthroscopic reduction of the osteo-chondral (boney cartilage) fragment to its original site.

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Return to sports after ACL reconstruction
This topic has been in dispute within the Sports Medicine community for over the last 10 years. Though certain physicians suggest that an athlete may return to a high level sport within six months, it is unrealistic and may put the athlete at risk. Even with the advent of anatomic reconstructions, pre-habilitation and utilizing a patient's own tissue (Bone patella tendon bone), all of which lower the incidence of re-rupture, it takes nearly 9 to 10 months for the ligamentization process to occur. The graft, once positioned, acts as a scaffold and takes several months...
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A Surgeons Prospective On The Derrick Rose Injury
A recurrent tear of the meniscus after prior surgery is a very challenging problem for both the athlete and the surgeon. Derrick RoseThough opinions may vary, regarding the preservation or removal of a torn meniscus that was previously repaired, it really comes down to what's in the athlete's best interest and to preserve as much meniscus as possible to prevent early degeneration of the knee. Upon arthroscopic evaluation a surgeon can assess the meniscus for its viability and condition for repair. If the tissue is healthy, then several...
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Proper Hydration Before, During and After Sports

Did you know even mild dehydration can cause an adverse effect on a child’s athletic performance? With fall athletic programs in full swing and the weather still summer warm, it’s crucial that coaches, athletes and parents remain vigilant about proper hydration.

Proper Hydration Before, During and After SportsWhen young athletes become dehydrated, their core body temperature will quickly rise, which leads to more rapid dehydration. You can help prevent this by knowing the signs and symptoms of dehydration, including:

  • Muscle cramps
  • Weakness
  • Sudden decline in performance
  • Nausea and...
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Common Injuries for Football Athletes
Football season is here! We all know that football is one of America's most popular sports. Like with all sports, football comes with the risk of injury. Football has one of the highest risk of injury compared to any other sport because it is a high-impact sport. Tackling, blocking and other physical interactions between players can result in contusions, sprains as well as other injuries. With the 2014 NFL season looming, we decided to put together a list of the most common football (musculoskeletal) injuries.

What are Musculoskeletal Injuries?

A musculoskeletal injury (MI) refers to damage of...
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Attention Athletes: Simple Tips for Preventing Injuries
Sports Injury Prevention TipsSports injuries can affect your athletic abilities and competitiveness. Believe it or not, sport related injuries can even affect the quality of your life and your ability to enjoy recreational activities. Luckily, there are many different things you can do as an athlete to help prevent injuries. Here are a few simple tips: Tip #1: Introduce new athletic activities gradually, whether it’s a new training program or just a new exercise routine. This is why: People often jump straight in to a new training program, new...
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ACL Injuries in Children and Teens
shutterstock_84331045ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injuries in children and teens are less common than in adults, but they do occur, especially in teens who play a lot of sports. In younger people especially, an ACL injury that hasn't been treated or even one in which the treatment didn't work can lead to future knee problems. The knee may become more and more unstable, and over time, arthritis may start to develop. A child with an ACL injury can sometimes be treated without surgery to avoid damage to the...
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Pros and Cons of Having ACL Reconstructive Surgery
The ACL also known as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament is one of four primary ligaments that helps support the knee joint. If the ligament is completely torn, it will not heal. Some individuals elect to leave the knee without a functioning ACL, and some choose ACL surgery to replace the torn ligament.

What is ACL Reconstructive Surgery?

ACL reconstruction surgery is performed to replace the torn ACL with a new ligament. There are a number of considerations for those who areDR D 947 interested in ACL surgery including the...
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