Is Your Lack of Ankle Mobility Increasing Your Risk for Knee Injury?

 Follow Chris Butler Sports PT By Ashley Pena, DPT Student  According to the NCAA Injury Surveillance system, knee internal derangements

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ACL Reconstruction: Ally

I completely tore my ACL and partially tore my meniscus. I needed an ACL reconstruction and for part of my

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What Happens to the Patellar Tendon Gap After ACL Harvest?…and other common ACL questions.

A common question regarding ACL reconstructions is,  “does the patellar tendon gap heal after the central third is harvested for

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Youth Athlete Patellofemoral Pain: Home Exercise Routine

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common knee disorders among the active population.  It is characterized by peripatellar

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Considerations for Adolescent ACL Reconstructions

Adolescent and young adult ACL reconstructions are a common diagnosis among my caseload.  I often get the opportunity to consult

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Is Early Sport Specialization a Risk Factor for Anterior Knee Pain in Female Athletes?

Youth sport specialization has become a hot topic in the sports medicine world recently.  Baseball seems to be getting much

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Lateral Cutting Faults in ACL Rehab and Prevention

Recently some of my high level female soccer players have undergone biomechanical analysis in their 5th month post-op ACL reconstruction.  Despite demonstrating good control and depth on

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Choosing an ACL graft

ACL reconstruction is one of the most common arthroscopic surgeries performed in the United States, and there are many factors to consider

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