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  • When to Seek a Second Opinion for an ACL Injury

    When to Seek a Second Opinion for an ACL Injury

    ACL reconstructions are among the most common sports medicine procedures performed in the United States, numbering about 100,000 each year according to the CDC.

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  • Ski Injury Awareness

    Ski Injury Awareness

    The excitement and exhilaration of downhill skiing continues to bring people back year after year when the snow starts falling. As you get ready to enjoy the powder this year, be aware of injuries and how you can help avoid them.

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  • Autograft Options for ACL Reconstruction

    Autograft Options for ACL Reconstruction

    The ACL, anterior cruciate ligament, is essential to knee stabilization, and is one of the most common knee injuries among athletes. Although not all ACL injuries require surgery, ACL reconstruction is a common procedure used to repair the ligament and stabilize the knee when surgery is indicated.

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  • What's the Difference Between an Autograft and Allograft for ACL Reconstruction Surgery?

    What's the Difference Between an Autograft and Allograft for ACL Reconstruction Surgery?

    An ACL tear is a common knee injury, especially in sports like skiing, basketball, soccer, and football. A full ACL tear cannot heal on its own, and almost always these injuries must be repaired surgically. If you are facing ACL reconstruction surgery, you may be researching your treatment options.

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  • ACL Injury?  You Have a Choice in Your Treatment

    ACL Injury? You Have a Choice in Your Treatment

    An ACL injury can be devastating, especially for athletes. Repairing an ACL and getting back in the game, isn’t a “one size fits all” answer. Everyone is different, and you have choices in your treatment.

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  • Avoiding Sports Injuries

    Avoiding Sports Injuries

    In 2019, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended “plyometric and strengthening exercises to reduce young athletes' risks of being injured, and encourages coaches and school sports programs to learn about the benefits of this kind of neuromuscular training.”

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  • Can an Untreated ACL Tear Cause Future Injuries?

    Can an Untreated ACL Tear Cause Future Injuries?

    When you experience an ACL tear, you may be tempted to skip the doctor as long as you aren’t in too much pain. However, an ACL tear that is left untreated can cause future injuries.

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  • Signs of a Torn Meniscus

    Signs of a Torn Meniscus

    How many steps do you take everyday? If you have a watch that counts your steps, you know it’s in the thousands! Have you ever considered all the pressure that your knees absorb each time you take a step?

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  • When Should I Seek Treatment for a Knee Injury?

    When Should I Seek Treatment for a Knee Injury?

    Knee pain may be experienced by young and old alike and is one of the most common reasons to see an orthopedic doctor. That’s because your knee is one of the largest weight bearing joints and consists of several moving parts. Because of its complexity and functioning, knee injuries are a common occurrence

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  • 3 Signs You May Need Cartilage Repair Surgery

    3 Signs You May Need Cartilage Repair Surgery

    When someone talks about cartilage, you may just think of your nose or your ear. Surprisingly, cartilage is the primary type of connective tissue in your body.

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  • Top 3 Benefits of Meniscus Surgery

    Top 3 Benefits of Meniscus Surgery

    Did you know that a meniscus injury is one of the most common knee injuries among athletes and older active adults? A sudden twist or a wrong turn can cause a meniscus to tear.

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  • Repairing Your Knee With Subchondroplasty

    Repairing Your Knee With Subchondroplasty

    Knee pain is probably one of the most common reasons to visit an orthopedic doctor. The knee is not just a simple hinge joint; it also allows for some degree of twisting and rotatory motion. To perform such complex movements while supporting the body's entire weight increases the risk of injury, which manifests as knee pain. Due to these movements, this joint is vulnerable to many ailments, of which knee osteoarthritis is prevalent. It causes joint pain and stiffness and gradual wear and tear of joint cartilage, leading to disability.

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  • What to Expect at Home After Cartilage Transplant Surgery

    What to Expect at Home After Cartilage Transplant Surgery

    Cartilage allows a joint to glide smoothly and acts as a cushion between bony structures. Sports injuries can take a toll on the body’s cartilage, especially in high impact sports, like football. As we age, our cartilage is susceptible to wear and tear and damaged from injury. Depending on the severity of your injury, a cartilage transplant might be a good treatment option.

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  • 5 Reasons to See a Knee Doctor

    5 Reasons to See a Knee Doctor

    Your knee is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body. It is supported by an intricate network of ligaments and tendons as well as shock-absorbing cartilage. If any one of these structures isn’t functioning as it is supposed to, you could be in for a world of pain.

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  • Signs Your Injury Could Be an ACL Tear

    Signs Your Injury Could Be an ACL Tear

    An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is one of the most dreaded injuries in sports and athletics. Once an ACL tear has occurred, the knee becomes unstable and weak. Complete recovery from this type of an injury could take anywhere from 6 to 12 months.

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  • 3  Benefits of PRP Therapy for Athletes

    3 Benefits of PRP Therapy for Athletes

    Athletes today experience a tremendous amount of pressure to perform at the highest level, which can result in a severe injury. Athletes now have the ability to recover from injury quickly and safely, using PRP therapy.

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  • Treatment Options for Meniscus Tears in Young Athletes

    Treatment Options for Meniscus Tears in Young Athletes

    Young athletes participating in contact sports like soccer, football, volleyball, and hockey are more prone to certain injuries like a meniscus tear. With a meniscus tear, there may be swelling and pain in the knee, a popping sensation during the injury, difficulty bending and straightening the leg, and a tendency for the knee to get stuck or locked up.

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  • Quarantine Advice: 3 Tips to stay Healthy

    Quarantine Advice: 3 Tips to stay Healthy

    I was asked to share some helpful tips on conditioning and well-being during this quarantine on Chicago Radio 670AM and 780AM. Here's a transcript of the Medical Minute segment:

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  • Joint Preservation with Orthobiologics

    Joint Preservation with Orthobiologics

    Over the last few years, there has been considerable interest in the use of orthobiologics for joint preservation among both physicians and patients alike. Due to their significant regenerative potential, orthobiologics have demonstrated very promising short-term results. Let’s consider how your aching or injured joints may be preserved with orthobiologics.

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  • Basketball Injuries - Prevention and Treatment

    Basketball Injuries - Prevention and Treatment

    Knee injuries are very common in basketball due to the repetitive jumping as well as the twisting and cutting movements that are an essential part of the sport.

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