Two-Stage Procedure Gives Patients a Functional Knee

Following simultaneous anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and repair or removal of a locked bucket-handle meniscus tear, patients were having difficulty regaining full range of motion (ROM). “After surgery, the patient had a stable knee, but it was stiff and not functional,” says K. Donald Shelbourne, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Shelbourne Knee Center.

Revision ACL Surgery Lets One Young Man Return to Active Life

Jonathan Fernandes had never heard of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) until he tore his while practicing Jigo Tensin Ryu Jujutsu in September 2018. The 32-year-old mathematician at the University of Maryland is a 2nd degree black belt in this martial art. He’s also an avid Argentine tango dancer, runner, swimmer, and bicyclist.

Treating a Rare Injury: Patellofemoral Dislocation

Patellofemoral dislocation accounts for less than 3% of knee injuries seen by most orthopedic surgeons. Evaluation of patellofemoral dislocation, and determining whether surgical or non-surgical management would be optimal for a particular patient, is difficult due to anatomical complexity and challenges in determining the cause of the problem.