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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5 Ways To Stop Knee Pain

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Knee pain is a bummer to deal with, whether you are recovering from a serious knee injury or just dealing with sore joints from a lifetime of strenuous usage.  Nobody wants to have their quality of life diminished by pain. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help alleviate knee pain without having to undergo surgery. I'll outline a few here today!

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posted: August 10, 2017
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Vital Things I Learned from Dr. Richard Steadman

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I learned so much from Richard. We worked together for 18 years, so this is in no way an exhaustive list, but it will give you an idea of why Dr. Steadman was considered one of, if not the best, surgeons in the sports medicine world. 

Read more here... posted: August 1, 2017
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The Difference Between the Male and Female ACL (Videos)

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This week, let's touch upon a topic that I get tapped to speak about regularly. With 20 years as the US Women's Alpine Ski Team Head Physician, I'm uniquely positioned to give advice on the unique differences between the male and female ACL. 

Read more here... posted: July 19, 2017
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What Is SCP?

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The results are early, but they seem quite promising in these patients.  You may be the right patient for this procedure if your pain seems greater than you would think from the amount of arthritis present, or the tenderness is actually on the bone rather than in the joint.

Read more here... posted: June 29, 2017
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What Does a Cortisone Shot Do?

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Cortisone is a 30 year old medication that we rarely use anymore.  While it is a very strong anti-inflammatory medication, it also had some destructive properties to the joints and tendons. 

Read more here... posted: June 20, 2017
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