It’s an exciting time in Cleveland sports right now: It’s play-off time for the Cavaliers and everybody’s tuning in to see if this is our year. Unfortunately, we just heard Iman Shumpert took the last week of the regular season off to get his knee drained. Most likely, this stems from an injury he suffered […]
I’m hopeful that recent reports coming out of the Browns’ camp could spell good news for Cleveland sports this year. This week, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu announced he’s improved significantly from his terrible triad knee injury and is ready to practice at the Browns’ first minicamp. Ekpre-Olomu was a top 2 or 3 cornerback in the […]
Though it’s tough to believe amongst these frigid temps, spring training has finally arrived. Our old friend Victor Martinez (of the Detroit Tigers) is expected to join his team in Florida in 4 to 6 weeks after having surgery on a torn meniscus. It’s a common injury in older athletes because the cartilage tends to […]
As an orthopedic surgeon caring for young athletes, I see it again and again − a young female soccer player misses a year of playing due to an ACL tear, only to return the following year with a tear in the opposite knee. A torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common knee injury among athletes. And in female athletes, it’s up to 8 times more common than in boys.
Why do girls tear their ACL more than boys? What’s the difference between an ACL and meniscal tear? After surgery, can my son expect to return to the same level of play as before surgery?