Knee Injury Treatments Coeur D Alene ID

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Roger Charles Dunteman, MD
(208) 664-2175
850 W Ironwood Dr Ste 202
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.Douglas Mcinnis
(208) 664-2175
850 W Ironwood Dr # 202
Coeur D Alene, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Kootenai
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Jonathan Sanford King, MD
(208) 667-7459
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1999

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Michael Paul Chaffee, DDS
(208) 667-9212
1800 Lincoln Way Ste 203
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William H Slaughter III, MD
(208) 664-2175
910 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1964

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Robert E Rutherford, MD
(509) 484-5355
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1968

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Scott Van Linder
(208) 667-9701
1118 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William F Sims, MD
(208) 664-2175
850 W Ironwood Dr Ste 202
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1997

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James Eugene Damon, MD
(208) 765-3380
4845 W Rockford Bay Rd
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1963

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John Kent Pike, MD
(208) 667-7459
1107 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1968

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New Treatments for PCL Tears Available

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When people think of knee injuries, many people think of torn ACLs, anterior cruciate ligaknee surgeryments; and for good reason: nearly 200,000 ACL surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year. Most people however are not aware that knee pain and damage can also be from an injured or torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). PCL surgeries are estimated to be approximately 20 times less common, than ACL surgeries and often go undiagnosed.

While major advances have been made in the understanding of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) anatomy and reconstruction, a literature review published in the July 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) finds that there must be continued advances in basic science research in order to determine the best course of treatment for those with PCL injuries.

"An ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear is an injury of instability; a PCL tear is an injury of disability," said study author Matthew Matava, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, in Chesterfield, Missouri. "With a PCL injury, your knee won't buckle on you tomorrow, but in a few months or years it may become painful and not as strong or stable as it was prior to the injury. PCL tears are less frequently discussed because they are often left undiagnosed and the patient does not seek treatment for what they assumed was a mild injury."

PCL injuries are assessed by grades:

  • Grade 1: Partial tear (non-surgical treatment options recommended)
  • Grade 2: Isolated, near complete tear (non-surgical treatment options recommended)
  • Grade 3: Complete PCL torn, with other ligament injuries (surgery often recommended, but not always)

Two newer PCL reconstruction surgical options, along with one traditional method, are currently used to treat Grade 3 injuries:

  • Traditional: One-bundle bone graft passed through a tunnel in the tibia (shin bone). One-bundle grafts are made thicker than two-bundle grafts, but may not be as effective because they attach at a single point.
  • Newer: Two-bundle graft (studied for the past 10 years). Two-bundle grafts use thinner individual grafts, but their total graft volume is thicker. They may be more effective than one-bundle grafts because they attach at two different points.
  • Newer: Inlay reconstruction is an approach whereby a graft is screwed into the back of the tibia avoiding a tunnel through the front of the tibia.

According to Dr. Matava, basic science data suggests that it is favorable to use a two-bundle graft over a one-bundle graft, and that an inlay reconstruction is preferable to a graft passing through a tibial tunnel. Inlay reconstruction is different, he says, because the graft does not get stretched around the tibial tunnel and is prevented from stretching out and/or fraying.

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