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.



To read more click here... posted: January 8, 2016
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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.)


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Easy Tips to Alleviate 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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Lets Talk About Shoulder Impingement

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What exactly is shoulder impingement? Find out on the latest blog post from Dr. Sterett!

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What is a Meniscus Tear?

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All in all, your Meniscus is a key component in you doing the things you love, whether it be high-intensity sports such as skiing, basketball, and soccer, or even everyday recreational activities like walking, biking, or hiking.


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What The Best Knee Surgeons Know About A Successful Rehab & Recovery Mindset

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Good news: there are a huge host of factors that are totally and completely under your personal control when you embark on the journey to recover from surgery.  I’m going to talk about a couple of the mental factors here today-- methods of mindset that you can use to speed your recovery. Let's Go!

Read more here... posted: September 29, 2015
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What is a Meniscus Tear? (Video)

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Dr. Bill Sterett talks about Meniscus Tears in this episode of the SportsMedicine Minute. What is a Meniscus tear? What does a Meniscus tear mean for you? And when should you get surgery on your torn Meniscus? Watch the video here posted: September 25, 2015
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Recovering from ACL and Shoulder Surgery - 10 Top Athletes Who Have Done It

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If you have a knee or shoulder injury requiring surgery, you may be concerned that you will be forced to be less active after recovery, but new surgery and rehabilitation practices have made the recovery period months shorter and allowed most patients to regain their previous level of athleticism and activity.

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posted: September 14, 2015
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