Sports Medicine Category

How to Know When Hip Pain is Serious

Hips are a powerful and important part of the body, providing us with strength and balance. When mobility and stability are impacted by pain in the hips, our entire lives are impacted. Learn about some of the causes of hip pain, how to address acute issues, and how to identify when hip pain is serious…. read more

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

Groundbreaking Knee Cartilage Regeneration Treatments

Chronic knee pain can have lots of different causes, The most common cause of knee pain is damaged cartilage. Knee cartilage forms a thick, slick barrier to wear and tear inside the knee joint. When cartilage is healthy, your knees move effortlessly, without stiffness or painful friction. But if cartilage is worn or damaged, every…. read more

Hamstring Tendon Tear or Strain?

When most of us think of sports injuries, knee or shoulder injuries are probably the first things that come to mind. And while injuries in both these areas certainly aren’t rare, they aren’t the most common. That distinction belongs to the hamstrings, the three large muscles located in the back of your thigh. Most hamstring…. read more

Why Every Athlete Needs a Sports Medicine Specialist

Every year in the U.S., more than 210 million people — kids and adults — take part in some sort of sport or organized physical activity. And every year, millions of those athletes are injured while playing their sport. In fact, the CDC says about 9 million sports-related injuries are reported each year among athletes…. read more

Best Exercises for Stronger Knees

Football season is here, and that means soon, the sports news will be full of stories of athletes with “blown” knees. It’s true, football puts a lot of stress and strain on the knees, mostly from running and pivoting. But you don’t need to be a pro athlete to have pain and stiffness in your…. 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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