ACL Surgery vs Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Millions of Americans have knee pain, and most times, it resolves with a little TLC. Sometimes, though, knee surgery is required. Both total knee replacement and ACL reconstruction surgery can be used to repair serious knee damage that causes severe pain. Here’s how the two surgeries compare. Total knee replacement surgery Total knee replacement surgery…. read more

The Basics of Knee Cartilage Replacement

Can knee cartilage heal on its own? What is knee cartilage replacement? What is recovery like for knee cartilage repair patients? Is knee cartilage repair right for me? Knee pain is one of the most common types of pain among both men and women — especially chronic or recurring knee pain. And while there can…. read more

LCL Surgery & Recovery Timeline

Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) tears may not be as common as tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). But when a severe LCL tear occurs, you’re almost certainly going to need surgery to repair the damage and restore strength, stability and function in your knee. Here’s how to tell if your LCL is torn and…. read more

Are You a Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?

If you’re experiencing prolonged joint pain and stiffness, you may be a candidate for stem cell therapy. + Conditions can be treated with stem cell therapy + Stem cell injection results timeline + Duration of stem cell therapy effects + Using stem cell therapy with other therapies + Side effects of stem cell therapy +…. read more

When Diagnosing Shoulder Pain & Discomfort, Location is Key

Shoulder pain is one of the most common medical complaints among patients of all ages, making even simple tasks painful and worrisome. Unless your pain stems from a very recent injury, diagnosing the cause of shoulder pain isn’t always straightforward. That’s mainly due to two reasons: First, the shoulder is a complex joint, and it’s…. read more

ACL Surgery Recovery: What to Expect

ACL sprains and tears are among the most common types of knee injuries in the U.S., with more than a quarter million people injuring their anterior cruciate ligaments every year. Although ACL tears are more common among athletes in high-intensity sports, like football, basketball and soccer, anyone can wind up injuring their ACL — even…. read more

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Patient Stories

Life changing patient stories

Read about Jack a multi-sport athlete, who suffered from a multi-ligament tear in his knee. Read about Abigail who fell and tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Life changing stories of patients healed by Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel.

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