ACL Tears – Causes, Prevention & Treatment

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of two ligaments that cross in the middle of the knee. The ACL stabilizes the knee by preventing forward motion of your lower leg. It is a very strong ligament but also the most commonly injured ligament in the knee. ACL injuries are often higher in those who…

Knee Meniscectomies Linked to Osteoarthritis

A meniscal tear is one of the most common sports-related knee injuries in the United States. Traumatic tears in young athletes and middle-aged weekend warriors are usually treated surgically, even though beneficial evidence from clinical trials is lacking and has even shown no difference in outcomes for range of motion, pain, quality of life, and…

MRIs Lead to Misdiagnosis and Over Treatment

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows us to see a clear image of soft tissues and deep structures inside our bodies. They can create high-resolution images of the entire musculoskeletal structures, including bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and nerves. MRIs are valuable as they show details when there are red flags. But MRIs also show natural changes…