…ess of other knee ligaments that may need to be repaired during surgery or addressed postoperatively. If the physical exam strongly suggests the ACL is torn, the selected tendon is harvested (for an autograft) or thawed (for an allograft) and the graft is prepared to the correct size for the patient. Post-operative X-ray after ACL patellar tendon reconstruction (with picture of graft superimposed) shows graft position and bone plugs fixation with…

TOP Program for Female Athletes

…fact, we have participated in several local regional conferences aimed at addressing problems encountered by the female athlete. During these conferences, we offer our insights into the advances and trends relating to the treatment of female athletes, and we share our experience with orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and coaches from around the midwest. We feel that relationships with reputable organizations and centers…

Shoulder Pain

…n the other education documents. General comments on shoulder care will be addressed here. The activities that will typically aggravate shoulder pain are the following: Reaching Quick sudden movements Extremes of movement Repetitive movements Overhead activities Throwing Push ups Dips Weight training Military press Bench press Flies Pull downs behind the head Once shoulder pain develops, one naturally will avoid painful movements. But even through…