Dr. Van Thiel Featured on PitchPro with Vericel Corporation

Watch as orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel and Dr. Cassandra Lee, pitch MACI® to a panel of experts including Joe Mullings, Scott Sigman MD, Matthew Ray Scott and Vinod Dasa MD  in the latest episode of PitchPro with Vericel Corporation. See the LinkedIn post for featured clips and to watch the full video. – LinkedIn Post Want to learn…. read more

Shoulder Impingement Stretches

Shoulder impingement, often known as swimmer’s shoulder, is a common issue that occurs when the rotator cuff tendon rubs against the underside of the acromion bone and causes inflammation. The swelling arises when the collection of muscles and tendons don’t slide as they should, putting pressure on the tendons and bursa. The bursa is a…. read more

The Importance of Stretching

From basketball players to swimmers, there’s one pre-and-post-workout activity that every athlete has in common: stretching. For many experts, this form of exercise is considered a critical component of any intensive physical regimen. But why is stretching so important? And, how exactly does it work? Let’s explore the importance of stretching, and the benefits athletes…. read more

Dr. Van Thiel and the Future of Surgical Education – Live Hip Arthroscopy

Dr. Van Thiel performed a live hip arthroscopy with a new system that allowed a moderator to be in one location, surgery in another location, and an audience across the country. See the facebook post and the full surgical video of a hip arthroscopy – Facebook Post  

Health Benefits of Swimming Exercises

No matter what your health goals or physical limitations are, there are endless health benefits to swimming. If you’re suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis or any other issues affecting your joints, you will find swimming especially useful. With regular swimming exercise, you can avoid aggravating your joints and still build muscle definition. In addition to the…. read more

Runner’s Knee: What is patellofemoral pain syndrome?

You don’t have to be an athlete to experience patellofemoral pain or “runner’s knee”. In fact, anyone can experience symptoms of patellofemoral pain syndrome. If you’re someone who feels a grating sensation when bending your knee or experiences anterior knee pain when kneeling or climbing stairs, your kneecap might have veered off the patellar groove,…. 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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