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Can’t bend your knee? Here’s what to do

March 8, 2017

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After any knee injury or surgery one of the most obvious changes is a lack of knee flexion. You have trouble bending your knee: Knee Flexion Besides pain and difficulty running / walking, this is often the most alarming change for people. To go from having ~120 degrees knee flexion (roughly heel to butt) to only […]

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Is there about to be a revolution in ACL surgery?

April 6, 2016

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I’m listening to some One Direction when my girlfriend comes over, “Have you seen this?” She shows me the following video: She found this while scrolling her Facebook newsfeed. 99% of what’s found on there is more hyperbolic than Mark Zuckerberg thinking he’s connecting everybody, when really we all just want to know if our ex […]

Making straight leg raises more knee friendly after surgery

March 7, 2016

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Here is our typical Straight Leg Raise exercise: A common complaint after a knee surgery, like reconstructive anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), is this causes pain. A main reason for doing this exercise is the difference between these videos. Non-surgically repaired leg: Surgically repaired leg: – In other words, we’re trying to get that quadricep to come […]

Why is it so hard to straighten your knee after ACL surgery?

December 18, 2015

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Something ACL patients, really any knee surgery patient, struggles with the most is regaining full knee extension. Out of surgery, many lay their legs straight, and one knee looks like this, if not worse. Next thing you know they’re walking like this, We’re talking not only the ability to straighten your leg, but the ability to hyperextend your knee. […]

Emptying out the mailbag and clearing the history #9

October 5, 2015

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: The Martian book The reality of some surgeons A sick doctor navigating the […]

Looking more in depth at Darrelle Revis’ ACL comeback (why so many NFL players don’t make it back)

August 14, 2015

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In a recent profile of Darrelle Revis in Sports Illustrated, Revis mentioned the difficulty he had coming back from his reconstructive ACL surgery. He was injured in September 2012, and didn’t start running again until May 2013.  -> I don’t know what they mean by running here. Straight line, light running typically takes place within a few months post-op. […]