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Knee Osteotomy

Knee Arthritis Treatment

A large percentage of adults suffer from knee arthritis. Arthritis may be the result of a degenerative condition, hereditary, or may have been caused by an earlier sports injury or accident to the knee area.  Patients who experience osteoarthritis often strive for ways to improve knee function, limit pain, and for […]

Knee Osteotomy

Meniscus Surgery

Meniscus Injury Overview

The medial and lateral menisci of the knee are very important cushions to protect the cartilage and prevent the development of osteoarthritis. In addition, the menisci also serve to provide extra stability to the knee. Thus, they are an essential part of the anatomy and the loss of the menisci […]

Meniscus Surgery

Posterolateral Knee Reconstruction

Posterolateral Corner Knee Injury

The posterolateral corner of the knee is a complex area of the knee. The diagnosis of acute and chronic posterolateral knee injuries is also complex and requires various examination tests and imaging studies. Dr. LaPrade recommends to all patients with a complete, or Grade III injury, to undergo posterolateral reconstruction. The timing […]

Posterolateral Knee Reconstruction

MCL Reconstruction

What is an MCL Tear?

The most common knee ligament injury is an injury to the medial aspect of the knee. There are three main anatomic structures on the medial side of the knee, with the medial collateral ligament (MCL) being the largest and strongest. A large number of isolated MCL medial knee injuries are due […]

MCL Reconstruction

ACL Revision Surgery

Why did my ACL Reconstruction Surgery Fail?

An ACL reconstruction is one of the most common surgical procedures in orthopaedic surgey. Although only 10% of grafts fail, this is still a large number of cases. There can be many reasons for an ACL reconstruction failure.

The most common reason for an ACL graft to fail […]

ACL Revision Surgery

Patellar Dislocation Treatment

What is a patellar dislocation?

Patellar (kneecap) dislocations are among the most common in the body. They usually occur in adolescents or young adults with contact or noncontact twisting injuries with the knee close to full extension. Almost always, the dislocation occurs with the patella dislocating to the outside (lateral aspect) of the knee. Putting the […]

Patellar Dislocation Treatment

Proximal Tibial Osteotomy

What is a Proximal Tibial Osteotomy?

Proximal tibial osteotomies, equivalent to high tibial osteotomies, involve taking a patient who is bow-legged and making them have either normal alignment through the center of the knee or slightly knock-kneed. This involves creating a surgical fracture on the proximal aspect of the tibia, usually on the inside part, which involves […]

Proximal Tibial Osteotomy

Distal Femoral Osteotomy

Distal Femoral Osteotomy FAQ

What is a distal femoral osteotomy?

A distal femoral osteotomy (knock knee surgery) is a procedure whereby a surgical fracture is created at the end of the femur and the shape of the bone is changed. In general, these are performed for patients with knock knees, which we call valgus alignment, and the […]

Distal Femoral Osteotomy

Meniscal Trephination

Meniscal trephination Overview

When a meniscus is torn, the options for treatment can include either repair or resection.  In most circumstances, we strive to repair the meniscus because it is an important shock absorber for the same compartment of the knee.  The loss of the meniscus invariably leads to the development of osteoarthritis over time.

In some circumstances, there […]

Meniscal Trephination

Platelet Rich Plasma | PRP

Platelet rich plasma, commonly called PRP, has been promoted widely as a potential treatment for helping injured musculoskeletal tissues to heal.  Platelet rich plasma contains high concentrations of several growth factors.  The alpha granules that are present in platelets are full of these growth factors.  Platelet rich plasma has been used worldwide for multiple indications […]

Platelet Rich Plasma | PRP
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