ACL

ACL Reconstruction – General Surgical Post-OP Protocol  So, you just had ACL reconstruction surgery. It’s a pretty serious procedure. And you need to take the post-op protocol seriously. Here is some advise on what to do after your ACL reconstruction. A. Immediate Post-OP Protocol: You will be scheduled as a short stay surgery patient. This…

ACL

ACL tears in young children are on the rise. While reconstructive surgery is usually used in adults, non-operative treatment is recommended for children, at least initially. While a child is still growing, their joints are very different than a fully-grown adult. They are different anatomically and physiologically in many ways.  Children knee injuries including Anterior…

ligament injuries

Ligament Injuries: A comprehensive study of how these injuries should be treated Let’s talk about ligament injuries. Ligaments attach bone to bone and provide stability to a joint. An injury to the ligament is called a sprain. There are three grades of ligament injuries: Grade I sprain is an injury to the substance of the…

ACL

ACL injuries are tears or sprains of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — one of the strong bands of tissue that help connect your thigh bone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, jumping and landing — such as soccer, basketball, football…

ski trip

Ski Trip during spring break? – Knee injuries are a common travel companion. Be careful! Spring Break is upon us. And many families are trying to get away from the lockdown. Local mountains, a trip to Mammoth or Lake Tahoe makes all faces smile. But during the ski season knee injuries usually increase. The reason…

Knee Pain

ACL tears in young children are on the rise. While reconstructive surgery is usually used in adults, non-operative treatment is recommended for children, at least initially. While a child is still growing, their joints are very different than a fully-grown adult. They are different anatomically and physiologically in many ways.  Children knee injuries including Anterior…

Knee Pain

Knee Pain: How to treat it right The great thing at the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is Dr. Keith Feder and his team get to talk to a lot of elite amateur and professional athletes as well as active weekend warriors. Lately we have seen a lot of patients with…

female athlete

Female Athletes: Why they face different risks in sports!   With greater number of girls participating in sports has come an increased understanding of injuries and problems associated with the young female athlete. It is important for every coach, trainer, parent, and female athlete to be aware of the specific risks that girls face playing…

knee

What are the parts of the knee? Your knee is made up of four main things: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Bones. Three bones meet to form your knee joint: your thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia), and kneecap (patella). Your patella sits in front of the joint and provides some protection. Articular cartilage. The ends of…

Why Conditioning Matters! A year-around or preseason conditioning program is important for all athletes – weekend warriors and serious competitors alike! And here is my medical advice as to why that is… Weight lifting is key to prevention, and all athletes are considered beginners unless they have strength training incorporated into their program. At an…

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