…Patients are able to perform sports-related functions and maintain a high knee related quality of life 10 years after ACL reconstruction, although activity level declines over time. Multivariable analysis identified several key modifiable risk factors that significantly influence outcome… … Read the rest
Patient told he needed a total knee replacement. Four years out. Pain free, rides a bike 100-150 miles per week. Competes in Triathlons. Travelled from Hawaii.… Read the rest
In 2002, Canadian Pro Skier Rick Lewon had his right ACL reconstructed by Dr. Kevin Stone, using a Z-lig replacement device a natural alternative tissue engineered from porcine tissue.. Dr. Stone’s treatment was a medical breakthrough and the first non-human biologic method for ACL reconstruction of the knee. After this surgery, Lewon went on to win numerous Canadian Downhill Masters titles. 11 years later, his Xenograft is still going strong and is doing a lot better than the ACL reconstruction he had done on his left leg, which used his own hamstring. Lewon says he… Read the rest
Carie shares her success story of traveling to the United States for her ACL Surgery. Dr. Jeffrey Lyman, M.D. performed her ACL Reconstruction Surgery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
The Anterior cruciate is a ligament that runs inside the knee from the thigh bone to the shin bone giving stability to the knee joint. Loss or damage of the ligament can make the knee more prone to ‘giving way’. Your ACL has torn (ruptured).
You may have come to a joint decision with your surgeon to attempt a reconstruction. Unfortunately, once this ligament has… Read the rest
Per season, the risk of an ACL injury was 1.1% in female high school athletes who participated in soccer, 0.9% for those who participated in basketball and 0.5% for those who participated in lacrosse. Similar risks in male high school athletes were found for those who participated in football (0.8%), lacrosse (0.4%) and soccer (0.3%), according to the press release. … Read the rest