Different sport, but same mechanism of injury. Notice kick to left knee causing non-contact twist to right knee with resultant ACL tear. TKO.
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The latest in important updates in the sports medicine field. I hope to bring you pertinent research that might be informational to you.
Platelet Rich Plasma ( PRP)
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 […]
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.
Pediatric ACL Surgery
It is frequently common that I see pediatric ACL patients. It is much more common now probably because younger patients are participating at higher levels of sports. We don’t like to see 11 and 12 year olds with acute ACL injuries, but it happens. What is different about the pediatric ACL injury is the presence […]