What is an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair?

The arthroscope is a fiber optic camera inserted into the shoulder through a small stab wound. This serves as our eyes within the joint. With the advent of a multitude of arthroscopic instruments, we can … continue reading

Do I Need Therapy or Rehabilitation Before Knee Surgery

Patients facing knee surgery — especially knee replacement surgery as well as surgery to reconstruct the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) will benefit from Prehabilitation. Prehabilitation involves getting your knee… and you ready for surgery.  The … continue reading

Can meniscal tears be “fixed”?

Repairability of Meniscal Tears: There are a number of variables which determine whether your tear is repairable or not.  Only a certain portion of the meniscus has an healing potential.  The orientation or type of … continue reading

What is a Partial ACL Tear?

The the anterior cruciate ligament  –ACL –is one of the more vital and more easily injured ligaments within our knee. Ligaments are very tough, fibrous tissue structures which hold our bones together and allow us … continue reading

Do all ACL tears require surgery?

Do All ACL Tears Require Surgery? No. Many ACL tears do not require surgery and can be managed non-operatively. Many factors go into the decision-making process to determine if you require ACL surgery. Some patients have … continue reading

What is a Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction?

The native ACL is made up of two bundles; the anteromedial bundle and the posterolateral bundle. Over the last 20+ years surgeons have been reconstructing only the anteromedial bundle. Why? Good Question. We did not … continue reading

Does Stretching Prevent Injury?

The debate continues — does stretching diminish the risk of injury? The NY Times published a piece recently on the “Right Reason to Stretch”.  If you read through to the end… the bottom line is, … continue reading