We have been using PRP in sports medicine for a few years. now. Much debate still continues about it’s effectiveness. It is a treatment that has very little downsids. It involves taking the patient’s own blood and using centrifuge techniques to separate the platelet elements and plasma. This separated fraction is felt to have […]
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General articles by Mark Maffet, M.D.
Acute ACL Snowboard Tear at Olympics
Cringe-worthy video of an acute right knee ACL tear at Olympics. I recorded for teaching purposes as it demonstrates even through boarding pants the rotational shift that occurs of the femur above internally and the tibia below externally as the ACL tears.
Stem Cells in Sports Medicine
I am asked frequently in my office about stem cells and their potential use in treatment. There is much buzz in the media world about the use of stem cells in medicine. I am very interested in stem cells and how they might be used in orthopedics and sports medicine in particular. Ultimately, I think […]
View Video – Dr. Maffet performs meniscus surgery
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Chronic Swelling
When a patient presents with persistent or recurrent pain and swelling in the knee, there are 3 main structural causes for this to occur. In this narrated video, I show what meniscus tears, loose bodies, and unstable articular cartilage looks like, and how they might be repaired.