Dr. Robert LaPrade recently contributed to the Vail Daily with an article on common knee injuries. He states that when an individual experiences their knee locking, or, if the knee is unable to straighten out, accompanied with swelling and pain inside the knee, that a meniscus knee injury is likely. Meniscus knee injuries are common among winter sports athletes and is one of the most common knee injuries seen in the general population. For Vail residents, and the millions of other residents who partake in winter sport activities each year, meniscus injuries are a common problem to be aware of so that prevention techniques can be implemented.
See full article by Orthopedic Complex Knee Surgeon, published on Monday, November 7, 2011.