When is the time right to return to sports after ACL surgery?

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Recently, we talked about stages of recovery after ACL surgery.  Now let’s talk about a topic that people are REALLY interested in (especially athletes who want to get back onto the fields of friendly strife), and that's how to decide when it’s ok to return to sports after your surgery ....
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posted: March 30, 2016
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Rehabbing From ACLSurgery in 3 Steps

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REHABBING FROM AN ACL INJURY IS A HUGE TOPIC. THIS WEEK ON "THE SPORTSMEDICINE MINUTE", I DIVE INTO SOME OF THE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO REHAB LIKE SOME OF THE WORLD-CLASS ATHLETES THAT I WORK WITH ON A REGULAR BASIS. HERE'S WHAT I TALK ABOUT IN THE VIDEO...to watch click here posted: March 20, 2016
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What is Activity Preservation?

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Today I'd like to introduce a concept that may be new to many of you--activity preservation. To keep it brief, activity preservation is basically all about keeping you doing the activities that you love to do...

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posted: March 10, 2016
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The Female ACL

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I'm proud to announce my new site, "The Female ACL." The focus - women's knee injuries, including ACL and MCL tears. Find out why women are often more prone to knee injuries than men and more. Visit Now. posted: February 24, 2016
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The Difference Between ACL & MCL Injuries

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I gET A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ACL AND THE MCL...
During a rare bit of downtime (and with the help of a nice looking rosebush) I got a chance to film a short video on the topic recently.  

http://williamsterett.com/videos/2016/2/11/acl-vs-mcl-whats-the-differenceWATCH THE VIDEO HERE posted: February 13, 2016
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Exercises for People with Bad Knees

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 If you have lingering or recurring knee pain due to overuse, these are sports that will provide good exercise, good fun, and minimal strain to our most important joints-- the knees.

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posted: January 22, 2016
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Ask A Vail Orthopedic Surgeon

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Hello and welcome to this week's post on #thekneedoctor.  I've been receiving quite a few thoughtful questions via email and social media, so I thought I'd tackle a few here today. 

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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. 

So as you can imagine, the knee can be susceptible to a myriad of conditions and injuries, from the minor annoyances of slight pain to the surgery-requiring mini-cataclysms of ACL and MCL tears.



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ACL Injuries Are No Longer Career-Enders

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Some recent data has shown that athletes coming back from ACL injury can not only return to their pre-injury level but often exceed where they had been.

I know that on the US Ski Team, for instance, most of the athletes historically have had their best successes after their first major knee injury. 
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posted: December 11, 2015
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Women and ACL Injuries

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I recently filmed a little video about female athletes and why they seem to have a much higher risk of tearing their ACL than their male counterparts.  This subject seemed to be super engaging, but I know that not everybody loves clicking on a video.

In that spirit, Here is the condensed version of some of the reasons our Female athletes seem to dominate the injury list for you "oldschoolers" who still prefer to read.  (And for an extra bonus I included the videos below in case you change your mind and want to watch me yap a little bit.)


Read More posted: November 25, 2015
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