Knee Ligaments

Complete or a partial ACL tear, is ACL surgery necessary?

Ross A. Hauser, MD, Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C. ACL reconstruction surgery alternatives and regenerative treatment options Is ACL reconstruction surgical repair the right option for every patient? In this article, we review the latest medical research that can help the patient/athlete understand their ACL pre and post-surgery challenges. If […]

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Medial Collateral Ligament Knee Injury

Your doctor or MRI tells you that you have a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament (MCL)  of the knee. What are your treatment options? Grade 1 MCL tear If your doctor reports that you have a Grade 1 MCL injury, it means that your ligament overextended stretched out […]

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After ACL Reconstruction: Complication and post-surgery treatment options: Do you need revision surgery?

Ross Hauser, MD, Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C In this article, we will discuss problems of knee instability following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery and review various non-surgical or revision treatment suggestions to stabilize the unstable post-ACL surgical knee. ACL reconstructive surgery works for many patients. But how do we define […]

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Ligament healing

Ross A. Hauser, MD & Erin E. Dolan, RN This is an update with explanatory notes for the general reader from our 2011 paper on ligament healing. How ligaments heal: An Introduction Ligament injuries are among the most common causes of musculoskeletal joint pain and disability encountered in primary practice […]

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Knee PCL – Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Treatments

We will often get an email from someone who tells us that their doctors are in debate whether or not that they, the person with the injury, has a PCL tear or not. This debate will come after a few MRIs that were inconclusive. Later in this article we will […]

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LCL | Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury of the Knee

Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C If you are reading this article it is very likely that you have now moved beyond the simple treatments of knee pain that you did on your own including, REST (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), buying different types of knee braces specifically designed for a suspected […]

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