Archive for 'Knee Injuries'

Thoughts on Marcus Lattimore’s Knee Injury

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Marcus Lattimore, running back for the University of South Carolina and one of the top running back prospects in college football, sustained a gruesome right knee injury on Saturday during a game against the University of Tennessee.  This injury comes after Lattimore tore the ACL in his left knee last year.  If you haven’t seen the injury, you can see it here on YouTube (warning: the injury video is ...

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Returning to Sport after ACL Injuries

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As an orthopaedic surgeon in Louisville, KY, I try to keep up with any injuries to local sports figures for many reasons.  I am a fan and I have the same concerns as most other fans:  How will these injuries affect the team and, more importantly, how will they affect my chances of being able to celebrate and gloat later in the season?  Since sports medicine is a large part of my practice, people often ask me for my input ...

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Do I Need Surgery for My Meniscus Tear?

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meniscus tearOne of the great things about my job as a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon is that I get to meet many new people every week.  Patients in my practice range in age from approximately 12-90, and they range in activity level from couch potato to elite athlete.  There is one particular knee injury that I see commonly across the whole spectrum of patient types, and that is the meniscus ...

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Rodes City Run: Runner’s Knee

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The second race of the Triple Crown is now behind us, and what a beautiful day it was for racing.  For those of you who completed the race, congratulations and good luck on the final leg, which will be the Papa John’s Ten Miler.  As I wrote about in my last post, I had some pacing problems in the first race so I paid special attention to that this time and I feel I did a much better job.  My ...

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KDF mini-Marathon Training: IT Band Friction Syndrome

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I am now almost two months into my training schedule for the KDF mini-marathon, and I finally feel as if I am making some progress.  Over the past two weeks, it hasn’t been as much of a struggle to complete the distances and I’m finally starting to improve on my pace.  The Saturday long runs were 9 and 10 miles respectively the past two weeks, and while I was very happy with those runs I definitely felt them in my ...

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