Knee Surgery Category

ACL Tears More Common in Female Athletes

ACL Tears 4-6 Times More Common in Female Athletes Historically, ACL injuries are most often associated with male-dominated sports – specifically football, hockey and pro basketball. But as it turns out, statistics tell a different story: Recent studies show female athletes are actually four to six times more likely to have an ACL tear compared…. read more

Knee Cartilage Restoration Q&A

The cartilage in the knee joint is called articular cartilage. Articular cartilage is the material that covers the ends of the bones. It acts as a shock absorber allowing the knee to move smoothly, and prevents the bones from rubbing against one another. Every year in the U.S., more than 6 million people suffer damage…. read more

ACL Tear Symptoms

Understanding Knee Pain: Symptoms of ACL Tears Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are among the most common knee injuries in athletes, especially in sports that involve a lot of pivoting and jumping, like football, soccer, basketball and tennis. Learning to recognize the symptoms associated with ACL injuries is important for making sure medical treatment begins…. read more

Meniscus Tears Q&A Interview with Dr. Van Thiel

Meniscus tears are the most common injury in orthopedics. Any physical activity where the knee twists, there is sudden stopping, or a fall, can result in a meniscus tear. What is the meniscus and what does it do? There are actually two menisci in the knee, one on the outside of the knee (lateral) and…. read more

Recovering from an ACL Tear

ACL Surgery: What to Expect During Recovery About 250,000 people in the U.S. experience anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears every year, suffering with symptoms like pain, swelling, knee instability and decreased mobility. Fortunately, ACL surgery has high success rates and high levels of satisfaction for patients who undergo the procedure, restoring joint function and mobility…. read more

Knee Cap Instability Q&A Interview with Dr. Van Thiel

The kneecap connects the muscles in the front of the thigh to the shin bone. It allows us to bend and straighten our knees. The kneecap sits in a groove on the thigh bone. What is an unstable kneecap? An unstable kneecap is when the kneecap slips out of its groove or dislocates. When this…. 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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