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Meniscal Injuries

Feb 25, 2019 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Meniscal Injuries

History of the Meniscus One of the earliest descriptions of the menisci was recorded by Bland-Sutton in 1897. At that time, the menisci were thought to be vestigial tissue and…

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Loss of Knee Motion

Feb 25, 2019 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Loss of Knee Motion

Full range of motion (ROM) in the knee joint is critical for optimal function. A slight loss of knee motion can cause limited function and pain, and a more severe…

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Knee Arthritis

Feb 25, 2019 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Knee Arthritis

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is an extremely common cause of disability. The etiology is multifactorial, but joint injury is an prevalent cause of OA in the knee. Studies have shown that…

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

Feb 25, 2019 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

The treatment of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries is a controversial topic in orthopaedic surgery. In contrast to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, for which an abundance of basic science…

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Multiligament Knee Injuries

Feb 25, 2019 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Multiligament Knee Injuries

Knee ligaments are responsible for providing the static stability of the knee, control of kinematics, and prevention of abnormal rotation and/or displacement that may damage the articular surfaces or the…

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Articular Cartilage Lesion

Feb 25, 2019 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Articular Cartilage Lesion

Cartilage repair remains one of the fastest evolving areas within the field of orthopaedic surgery. Indications continue to be refined and new techniques emerge yearly, with more than 10 new…

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Hand Injuries

Feb 25, 2019 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Hand Injuries

Virtually all orthopaedic surgeons encounter athletes with hand or wrist injuries during their careers. Although not every team physician needs to be a “hand surgeon,” the frequency of these injuries…

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Hip Imaging

Feb 25, 2019 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Hip Imaging

A multitude of structural hip disorders can occur in athletes with hip pain. Although the history and physical examination play a critical role in determining the diagnosis, it is also…

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