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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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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