Here Are 25 Things You Should Ask You ACL Surgeon

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When you visit your orthopedic surgeon, the goal is threefold. Number one, we want to restore you to “normal” functioning. Number two, we want to get you pain-free. And number three, we want to ensure that you get back to doing the things that you love on a consistent basis. 

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posted: March 3, 2017
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The Consequence Athlete

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This week on the SportsMedicine Minute, Dr. Bill Sterett introduces the concept of the "Consequence" athlete, and explains why athletes participating in extreme sports need to think carefully about the risks of shoulder dislocations while doing these dangerous activities. 

Read More Here.... posted: January 20, 2017
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Will An ACL Tear Impact Your Athletic Career?

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An ACL Tear will definitely have an impact upon your athletic career. The thing is, these days, it won't neccessarily be negative. In fact, many of our top skiers have had multiple knee surgeries and returned to perform even better than before...

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The Difference Between The Male and Female ACL

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One of the major reasons that females experience more ACL tears than their male counterparts is that they have inherent physiological differences that impact the amount of strain put upon the knee when participating in athletic endeavors. But what are these differences?



Read More Here... posted: December 23, 2016
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Can We Repair the Meniscus and ACL with Only One Sugery?

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This week on the SportsMedicine Minute, Dr. Sterett asnwers the question: can we repair a meniscus tear and acl tear with only one surgery, or does it still require two? 

Click here to watch the video! posted: November 30, 2016
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Top Skiers Returning From Injuries

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Many of our top skiers are returning from injury this year. Will they make it back onto the podium? Well, some of them already have!

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Getting Back to Skiing After an ACL Injury

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Ski season in North America is fast approaching, and for many of us, that means tuning up our bodies to get ready for the slopes, whether that means doing some extra squats in the gym-- or just re-upping the season pass in preparation for another epic season of powder-slashes, tree runs, and leg-burning descents.

But what if you're recovering from an ACL Tear? Good question!


Read More Here... posted: October 31, 2016
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Cortisone Shots: Questions and Answers

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Injectable cortisone is synthetically produced and is similar to the body’s own product. Injected, cortisone may provide pain relief by lessening inflammation. It can provide significant pain relief and allow for an earlier return to activity, whether to get back to doing your work in comfort, get back to enjoying the slopes, or to continue to participate in the sport you love. 


Read more here... posted: October 13, 2016
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ACL AND MENISCUS TEARS: ONE STAGE SURGERY, OR DO WE NEED TWO OPERATIONS?

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I get asked weekly whether an athlete’s injury will require just one surgery, or two.  What often happens is the ACL tears from twisting, and as the rotation of the knee continues, the meniscus tears next, often resulting in the cushion cartilage being “flipped” up in to the wrong place, actually blocking the ability to fully straighten the knee. 

You may have heard of this as a bucket handle tear, flipped meniscus, or even a locked knee.  Now two things need to be repaired, the ACL and the meniscus. 


Read more here.... posted: September 29, 2016
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All About Knee Pain

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The good new is, due to new techniques in treating these injuries many of these athletes are able to return to the fields of friendly strife faster, stronger, and better than ever.

And with these new techniques (coupled with the strategies espoused by the concept of activity preservation), we are also able take these same techniques and help you continue to participate in the activities that you love.

Unfortunately, knee injuries aren't limited to our top athletes.  Most of us are likely to experience some type of knee pain during our lives. 

So, let's answer some of the basic questions you may have about knee pain, symptoms of arthritis, and how to treat them. 



read more here... posted: September 19, 2016
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