Combined Knee Ligament Injuries

Posted on July 13, 2016

The knee is the largest joint in your body and one of the most complex. It is also vital to movement. Your knee ligaments connect your thighbone to your lower leg bones. Knee ligament sprains or tears are a common sports injury. In the past, injuring more than one knee ligament would put an end to […]

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Young Athletes Risk Further Damage by Delaying Treatment for ACL Injuries

Posted on June 27, 2016

ACL injuries have been increasing in frequency among young athletes in recent years. These are serious injuries in older athletes that usually require surgery in order to return to sports. They can present a particularly challenging dilemma in skeletally immature athletes in terms of treatment options and the timing of surgery.  A study presented at […]

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Knee Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscal Tears

Posted on June 27, 2016

The knee is one of the most commonly injured parts of the body, and meniscal tears are often the cause of knee injury. The meniscus is the tough, rubbery cartilage that absorbs shock between the shin bone and thigh bone and distributes weight across the knee joint. When this cartilage tears, it can cause pain and […]

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Second ACL Injuries 6 Times More Likely After Reconstruction

Posted on July 14, 2013

CHICAGO, IL – Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) surgery is a common knee injury procedure, but the overall incidence rate of having to go through it again within 24 months is 6 times greater than someone who has never had an ACL tear, according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society […]

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