So You're Getting ACL Reconstruction Surgery - What Next?

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Dr. Sterett talks about what happens after you decide that it's time to get surgery on your ACL, covering Allografts and Autografts. Tune into the latest edition of The Sports Medicine Minute with The Vail Knee Doctor Here! watch the video posted: September 4, 2015
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Common Golf Injuries

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Golf is one Dr Sterett's favorite sports- but it can take a toll on your body. In this article, Dr. Sterett talks about some common golf injuries- and what you can do to prevent them!

Click here to read more... posted: August 27, 2015
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Announcing "The Sports Medicine Minute"

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Dr. Sterett is happy to announce his new video series, "The Sports Medicine Minute."

On the first installment of the video series, Dr. Sterett talks about the always-hot topic of the ACL...
click here to see the video. posted: August 24, 2015
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What Are Some Common Causes of Knee Pain?

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You don't have to be a professional athlete to experience knee issues, although you definitely won't have a team doctor on staff to help you diagnose it immediately. So here are some of the common causes of knee pain for those of you who are experiencing knee pain and are unsure of the root cause, and I'll follow that up with some tips on when to see a doctor for your knee pain. 
Read more here... posted: August 17, 2015
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ACL Tear Questions and Answers with Vail Knee Doctor Bill Sterett, MD

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The right time to have an ACL operation is when the knee is ready to handle the intensive rehabilitation required afterwards.  We have presented a study looking at the risk of developing scar tissue enough to require more surgery.   

When the knee has limited swelling, 0-120 degrees of motion and can do a straight leg raise without a lag it is ready for surgery.  This may take 1 day or 1 month to “get ready”.

Here's what's need before you undergo ACL Surgery:


read more on Dr. Sterett's official blog #ACLtear #ACL Recovery #ACLSurgery # ACLreconstruction posted: August 8, 2015
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Vail ACL Doctor...or Pro Dancer?

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Dr. Sterett (aka The Country Triple-Step Kid) laid it all on the line to raise money for some of the many children who benefit from the VVF's amazing philanthropy by showing off his dancing skills. All told, Dr. Bill raised over $20,000 for the foundation!


Watch the Video here... posted: July 31, 2015
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Alternative Therapies for Arthritis

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Today we're going to take a few minutes to talk about alternative therapies for Arthritis, including nutritional supplements and anti-inflammatories.  Using these alternative methods to surgery can help ease the pain if you are arthritic.  Let's dive right in!
read more on Dr. Sterett's official blog... posted: July 29, 2015
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High Tibial Osteotomy

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While historically the result of a high tibial osteotomy (realignment) adds an average of approximately nine years to the life of the knee, we are hoping that by adding a chondral resurfacing procedure, and performing this procedure on the inner side of the knee, this will be an even greater improvement. Read more...

posted: July 20, 2015
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Why Is Vail a Hub For ACL Surgery?

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One of the major injuries we see in Vail are ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tears. As evidenced in the diagram below, the ACL is responsible for the vast majority of knee joint stability, making it a vital component of knee health to an athlete. READ MORE ON DR STERETT'S BLOG posted: July 14, 2015
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I Tore My ACL This Winter...Now What?

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I don't need to tell many of you that this last year was a fantastic ski season. For me this meant working with the US Ski Team right here at Beaver Creek for the 2015 World Championships, and some great local action with family and friends in the Vail Valley and Summit County.

Unfortunately many of you did not escape this winter without tearing the dreaded ACL, or "Anterior Cruciate Ligament". I know, because I saw many of you. The ACL provides our joint with stability for all of our rotational sports.
read more on "The Knee Doctor" blog
 

posted: July 5, 2015
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