Blog Posts - Acl Reconstruction



One Step Forward and Three Steps Back

As much as I try to post to my blog on a regular basis, it just never happens. There are always too many other things going on and it is only when I have  to stop and take a minute to myself do I think about writing something new, but usually, some...
by The Way I See It on Oct 25, 2014

The Long Road to Recovery

For those that do not know, I had ACL reconstruction surgery on November 27, 2013. Going into it I knew it would be a long recovery process with the other issues I have in my right leg, but apparently had not truly prepared myself for what a long cha...
by The Way I See It on Jan 11, 2014

The Long Road to Recovery

For those that do not know, I had ACL reconstruction surgery on November 27, 2013. Going into it I knew it would be a long recovery process with the other issues I have in my right leg, but apparently had not truly prepared myself for what a long cha...
by The Way I See It on Jan 11, 2014

The Long Road to Recovery

For those that do not know, I had ACL reconstruction surgery on November 27, 2013. Going into it I knew it would be a long recovery process with the other issues I have in my right leg, but apparently had not truly prepared myself for what a long cha...
by The Way I See It on Jan 11, 2014

Does re-injury of repaired ACL require additional surgery?

I had my left ACL repaired two years ago. I just re-injured it playing baseball again. Should I have a second surgery to repair the first surgery? Or should I wait and see what rehab can accomplish? Many surgeons advise a three-to-six month trial of...
by Naples Orthopedic Surgeon on Sep 26, 2013

Why postpone surgery for torn ACL?

I slid on a patch of water tearing my left ACL last week. Because there was quite a bit of swelling, my surgery has been postponed. Wouldn’t it make more sense to drain that fluid and fix that knee now while it’s newly injured? Why is it...
by Naples Orthopedic Surgeon on Sep 16, 2013

Will wearing a knee brace ensure protection after ACL surgery?

After having an ACL repair, I did my exercises faithfully and wore my brace during activity, and I still re-injured that knee. It looks like I tore the repaired ACL. I thought the brace was supposed to protect me. The purpose of supportive bracing af...
by Naples Orthopedic Surgeon on Sep 12, 2013

Keeping up strength after ACL surgery

I’m a high-school soccer player laid up with a torn ACL. I had surgery two weeks ago and I’m on the bench for the rest of the season. What can I do to keep up my strength and fitness without compromising the recovering knee? Surgery can f...
by Naples Orthopedic Surgeon on Sep 2, 2013

Is surgery needed for ACL tear?

I’m trying to get away without having surgery for an ACL tear. What are my chances of success with this plan? Injury of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is very common, especially among athletes. Most surgeons agree that surgery is needed t...
by Naples Orthopedic Surgeon on Aug 19, 2013

Rehab vs. surgery for torn ACL

I’m 19-years old and tore my ACL in a nasty fall playing soccer. I’ve been given two options: rehab for a month and hope to get back into the game. Or have surgery right away and rehab over several months. There’s a chance I could t...
by Naples Orthopedic Surgeon on Aug 1, 2013

Might As Well Jump

An article from Science Daily:  Go Ahead and Jump: Learning How to Properly Jump and Land Can Help Female Athletes Avoid Serious Knee Injuries Female athletes tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) six to eight times more than male athle...
by Just A Thought on Jan 11, 2013

How can I strenghten my torn ACL and avoid surgery?

Last year I tore my left ACL. I decided to try rehab and avoid surgery. Since I’m not a high-end athlete, this plan seemed to work pretty well. Once in a while, my knee does buckle and give way underneath me. Is there some way to prevent this f...
by Naples Orthopedic Surgeon on Dec 24, 2012

Do knee joint replacements come in sizes?

How does it work with knee joint replacements? Is it a one-size-fits-all joint? Do they come in small, medium, and large? I’m a pretty big guy, and I don’t want to get something that won’t hold me up. Implants do come in various siz...
by Naples Orthopedic Surgeon on Jun 27, 2012

ACL Gender and Geometry

A new study about ACL injuries. From Science Daily: Much orthopaedic research has been devoted to determining why women are far more susceptible to knee ligament injuries than men. According to a new study, the answer may lie in geometry -- the leng...
by Just A Thought on Feb 28, 2012


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