Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) stimulates hypertrophy, increasing the size of muscle cells by reproducing the same kind of environment that’s naturally present when you participate in a high-intensity workout. “The muscle cells can be tricked into believing that they need to hypertrophy due to the extra environmental […]
Why are Knee Injuries Common in Ice Hockey?
Due to the fast-paced nature of this sport, as well as the ability for one to “catch an edge” on a crack in the ice, ice hockey players do have a risk of tearing structures within their knee that do require surgery. If one twists their knee and […]
Knee injuries while playing soccer are very common. This is especially true for women, where tears of the ACL may most commonly occur due to soccer activities.
Why are ACL Tears Common in Soccer?
Most ACL tears are noncontact and this is the most common mechanism of an ACL tear in a soccer player. Often, the […]
Are Knee Injuries in CrossFit Common?
As CrossFit becomes more popular, we are finding a larger number of patients that present to us with injuries that they sustained while doing CrossFit activities. This is particularly true in the young and middle-aged adult population, whereby a lot of stress in the knee can cause cartilage damage, which […]
Why are Knee Injuries Common in Football?
Knee injuries are very common in football. They can include both noncontact and contact injuries. Unfortunately, there is a very high risk for significant knee injuries, such as an ACL tear, due to the twisting, turning, planting, and other mechanisms that places the knee at risk when playing […]
What Causes Pain Behind the Knee with Extension?
Pain behind the knee with extension is not that common. Most posterior knee pain is present with deep knee flexion or kneeling. Therefore, it is important to understand the region of the pain to help delineate what the source of the pain may be coming from.
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What Graft is Best for ACL Reconstruction?
There are many different graft choices for ACL reconstructions, and it is important to recognize the differences among all of them. First, there is a difference between using one’s own tissues, an autograft, and using a cadaver’s tissues, called an allograft. It is well recognized in the peer reviewed literature that […]
What are the Causes of Pain Under the Kneecap?
There are many cause of pain under the kneecap and on the front part of the knee. In the past, these pain generators were generically-called either “patellofemoral chondromalacia” or “anterior knee pain.” In general, sports medicine specialists today prefer to have a diagnosis based on specific pathology. […]
Knee Injury in Skiers
Unfortunately, one of the most common injuries that occurs during skiing is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament. The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is an important ligament to prevent one’s knee from having problems with twisting, turning, or pivoting activities. One can tear their ACL during skiing by a fall, a twist […]
What is a Torn PCL
The posterior cruciate ligament, or PCL, is by far the largest ligament in the knee. It sits in the middle of the knee and helps to position the knee in a normal position. Because it is so big, it very rarely is torn on its own and usually is torn in a […]