Why You Should Consider the Quad Tendon for ACL Reconstruction

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More and more athletes are opting to use the quad tendon for their graft of choice in reconstructing the ACL

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posted: February 5, 2018
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Good News For ACL Tear Recovery

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Some recent data has shown that athletes coming back from ACL injuries can not only return to their pre-injury level but often exceed where they had been. It's truly a new era for ACL tear recovery.

I know from personal experience that on the US Ski Team, for instance, most of the athletes historically have had their best successes after their first major knee injury.



Read more here... posted: January 16, 2018
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More Risk, More Reward For Some Olympic Athletes

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So some athletes take risks during an Olympic year. The same risks that they would avoid during an "off year". As they like to say, "no guts, no glory". But there is a fine line between going for your dreams and risking permanent damage to your body.

Read More posted: December 28, 2017
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STEM CELL TREATMENTS FOR KNEE ARTHRITIS

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Stem Cells for arthritis are everywhere... but ARE they the real deal for your knee?  There are several different aspects of stem cells, growth factors and healing potential. 

From the maturing athlete standpoint, we are trying to put off the aging process as best we can, and either reverse or at least stem the tide of the wear and tear our activities have taken on our body.  

Today, I thought we would talk about stem cells for arthritis of the knee. From a non-surgical standpoint, there isn’t anything that we can inject, which will magically make the arthritis that has developed in our knee simply disappear



Read more here... posted: December 19, 2017
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Can an Athlete Finish the Season with a Torn ACL?

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One question that I hear quite a bit is "can I finish my sports season on a torn ACL?" Quick answer: yes you can, but you are putting yourself at risk if you do.

And, while it's not unheard of for athletes to continue playing with a torn ACL and even going through an entire career without getting the injury fixed, it's not recommended and it can lead to major problems down the road. 



Read more now... posted: November 29, 2017
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You Tore Your ACL...Now What?

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Unfortunately some you did not escape this winter without tearing the dreaded ACL, or "Anterior Cruciate Ligament". I know, because I saw a few of you. 

The ACL provides our joint with stability for all of our rotational sports, so how it heals will be crucial not only to getting back onto the hill, but for all of your activities this year.

So you tore your acl..now what?  Let's talk a bit about it.

read more... posted: November 16, 2017
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3 VIDEOS FOR PARENTS OF KIDS AND TEENS WITH ACL TEARS

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Nobody wants to deal with their child being hurt or injured. But, as I know from personal experience, having kids and teens who are active in competitive sports creates a potential for injuries, one of the scariest being ACL tears.

The good news is, we're miles and miles ahead of where we used to be in terms of our knowledge and experience treating this injury, both in adults and in the pediatric category. 

If you are a parent of a child or teen with an ACL tear, you'll find these three videos useful as you begin to evaluate your options.

Watch the videos here posted: November 1, 2017
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Dr. Sterett's 5 MINUTE VIDEO GUIDE TO ACL TEARS

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Each of the videos answers a specific question related to acl tears. In the interest of brevity, Dr. Sterett gives quick answers to the questions so you don't have to dig through a long video to get your question answered.

Read More posted: October 15, 2017
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Do You Need Rotator Cuff Surgery?

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The rotator cuff is made up of a bunch of muscles and tendons in your shoulder.  This particular group connects your upper arm (humerus) to the scapula, which is commonly called the “shoulder blade.” When we talk about the “cuff”, we are talking about the tendons and tissues that form a cuff around your humerus.

Read more... posted: September 30, 2017
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Common Types of Knee Surgery

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As our most complex joint and the primary method of supporting our weight, the knee bears a huge amount of potential stress over a human lifetime of twisting, turning, and moving. 

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posted: September 6, 2017
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