The Sports Medicine blog reviews and adds clinical perspective to sports medicine cases and reviews of recently published case-based studies.

BLOG: A teenage patient with a concurrent meniscal injury with ACL tear

December 27, 2016

Meniscal tears frequently occur concomitantly with acute and chronic ACL tears. The reported incidence of concurrent ACL and meniscal tears have ranged from 16% to 82%…

BLOG: Hardware complications in revision ACL reconstruction take careful consideration

November 21, 2016

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a commonly performed orthopedic procedure with more than 100,000 reconstructions performed annually in the United States…

BLOG: Treatment options for patients with open growth plates and ACL tears

August 26, 2016

Children and adolescents continue to sustain disruptions of the ACL prior to physeal closure, which poses different challenges for reconstruction than for patients with…

BLOG: We present the uncommon case of an atraumatic rotator cuff tear in a young patient

June 29, 2016

Atraumatic rotator cuff tear is an uncommon entity in young patients. There are few clinical studies available in the English literature to guide treatment. Payne and…

BLOG: Treatment and diagnosis of SLAP tears can sometimes prove difficult

May 31, 2016

Operative treatment of type I (superior labral anterior to posterior) SLAP tears is usually debridement. Treatment of type II SLAP tears is still somewhat controversial…

BLOG: Arthroscopic suture fixation of a tibial spine avulsion in a pediatric patient

April 25, 2016

Tibial spine (intercondylar eminence) fractures occur most frequently in the pediatric and early adolescent age groups. In the pediatric population with open physes…

Stay out of trouble with shoulder stabilization: Don’t miss the HAGL

June 19, 2014

Anterior capsulolabral injury (Bankart lesion) is a common cause of anterior shoulder instability that is frequently treated with excellent outcomes. However, it is…

Should we fix grade III AC joint injuries in athletes?

April 16, 2014

The acromioclavicular joint is a commonly injured joint in sports. Injury typically occurs from direct impact from a collision as in football or hockey or from a fall…

In-season anterior shoulder instability: What is the risk in returning to play?

December 30, 2013

Shoulder instability is a common injury in contact and collision athletes. While the acute management is relatively straight forward, the controversy arises when…

ACL and medial-sided injuries: When should we fix the medial side?

October 18, 2013

ACL and medial collateral ligament injuries are a relatively common injury we see with contact and collision sports. However, objective completely defined criteria for…

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