Sports Docs Weekly Blitz: ACL tears
Posted on 10/06/2017 at 08:34 AM by Thomas Greenwald, MD
Thomas Greenwald, MD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
If you are a competitive athlete, the phrase “ACL tear” can be devastating. But it does not have to mean the end of your career. Orthopedic sports medicine surgeons can reconstruct the knee, giving you an excellent chance to get back on the field or court, playing at your competitive level.
And the same holds true for the weekend warrior who sustains an ACL tear. They can have surgery and obtain a stable knee that allows return to desired sporting activities and regular daily activity. Today, we will discuss a less invasive technique for ACL reconstruction that can help facilitate a speedy and effective recovery, as everyone wants to “get their life back”as quickly and as safely as possible.
As my partners, Dr. Buck, Dr. Warme and I have discussed in previous SDWB articles, the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is the main stabilizing ligament in the knee and can be torn during participation in sports, typically in...