Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, are very common among athletes, particularly those participating in high-impact sports like soccer, football, and basketball. The ACL is one of the most commonly injured areas of the knee. Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery may be necessary in order for the athlete to regain … Continued

Rotator cuff tears are common among athletes, particularly those involved in sports that require repetitive shoulder motions, such as baseball, tennis, rowing, or weightlifting. However, with surgical intervention, athletes can get back to their normal activities. Rotator Cuff Tears The rotator cuff is a network of four muscles and their associated tendons that cover the … Continued

Arthroscopy can be used to treat several shoulder conditions and problems. Performed since the 1970s, shoulder arthroscopy allows for a quicker recovery time with less pain, as compared to open surgery. Shoulder arthroscopy can also be used to inspect problems inside the shoulder to allow for a more accurate diagnosis. Arthroscopic Treatment Options Dr. Bascharon … Continued

Due to advances in technology, it is now possible to use arthroscopy to treat several conditions in the knee. Because arthroscopy is less invasive than traditional open surgery, recovery time is generally quicker. Each year, there are over four million knee arthroscopies performed worldwide, according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. What Is … Continued

A meniscus is a tough, rubbery, wedge-shaped piece of cartilage that helps to cushion the knee and keep it stable. The meniscii are located in the knee joint, where the thighbone and shinbone meet. While anyone of any age can tear a meniscus, athletes are particularly susceptible, particularly those who play contact sports. There are … Continued