Knee & Leg Articles2018-08-21T13:07:28+00:00

Articles Category: Knee & Leg

Common Knee Injuries and Prevention Tips

By: Dr. Tom Sullivan, Orthopedic Surgeon Your knee hurts. Because of it, you walk gingerly or even limp. You have trouble bending it and straightening it, and getting out of a chair. Having knee pain is both literally and figuratively, [...]

3 Common Methods for ACL Reconstruction

When you hear about a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), you typically think it’s an injury that only professional athletes get. But any active adult can suffer from a torn ACL. These injuries commonly occur during sudden stops, jumping or [...]

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Sandy’s Story Part 2: The Role of Therapy Before and After an ACL Surgery

You've torn your ACL. You decided to have surgery. The next step is the operating room, right? As we mentioned in our last post, an ACL reconstruction surgery doesn't need to happen immediately after the injury occurs, and it oftentimes [...]

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Sandy’s Story: Building Strength, Restoring Range of Motion and Getting Back to Life!

When Sandy went in for her first physical therapy appointment on Friday, January 8 (the day after her ACL surgery) she had one main goal - to get her right knee back to full function. To do this quickly, safely [...]

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ACL Tears: Not Just For Athletes

With so many high-profile, professional athletes overcoming ACL tears, it's becoming well-known that this is one of the most common sports-related injuries. However, what may be less understood is that ACL tears don't just affect professional or competitive athletes. Understanding [...]

Total Knee Replacement and the ACL

Is the ACL necessary for a successful total knee arthroplasty (replacement)? Recently, due to advertising, there has been considerable discussion about keeping the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in total knee arthroplasty (replacement). The item being advertised is a tibial (lower [...]

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