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Your knee just locked on you; what do you do? (the fickleness of the meniscus)

September 21, 2015

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Four years ago I had an ACL reconstruction. That topic has proven to be one of the more popular on this site. What’s been lost in that with regards to my own surgery, is I also had a meniscus repair procedure. My ACL recovery has gone very well. My meniscus recovery hasn’t been as smooth. 20% […]

Meniscus wedge angles- a genetic component to knee injuries? (why some knees are only built for some sports)

September 14, 2015

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I’m cruising around the American Journal of Sports Medicine one day and I come across this paper: –Combined anatomic factors predicting risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury for males and females. Because the AJSM always requires you to pay to read their stuff, to the tune of $36 for this one article, I read the […]

Starting a business- it ain’t that bad (especially healthcare ones)

September 9, 2015

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I came across three separate articles in the same day going over small business statistics. One of them was from Dave Tate, over at EliteFTS. Dave owns EliteFTS, whose primary business is selling fitness equipment. He stated in a recent article: “It has been said that 90% of all small businesses will fail within the first […]

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September 3, 2015

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“Help! I can’t straighten my knee!”

September 3, 2015

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For years now, I’ve extolled the importance of working on knee extension 1) after knee injury 2) after knee surgery. This has been particularly emphasized in my reconstructive ACL and meniscus injury writing. I wrote a manual on the first month of ACL rehab, where I cover knee extension fairly thoroughly. However, not everyone who has trouble with this […]

Why you don’t want to wait to regain knee extension range of motion

September 3, 2015

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This is a precursor to my manual “Regaining Knee Extension.” You can pick a copy up here: Or find out more about it here. – This isn’t a completely understood topic. I’m going to illustrate one theory, but there are others out there. (If you feel you have a good one, let me know!) More than […]