Knee Injury Treatments Fayetteville AR

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Matthew J Coker, MD
(501) 686-5251
PO Box 1608
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Peter Robert Heinzelmann, MD
(479) 521-2752
PO Box 1608
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Ozark Orthopaedic & Sports Ltd

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Tom Patrick Coker, MD
(479) 521-2752
PO Box 1608
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1984

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Cyril Anthony Raben, MD
(479) 442-4495
350 E Millsap Rd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1984

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James Franklin Moore, MD
(870) 935-4150
3317 N Wimberly Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1969

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Jason Hughes Pleimann, MD
(479) 521-2752
PO Box 1608
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1996

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James Franklin Moore, MD
(479) 521-2752
PO Box 1608
Fayetteville, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1969

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Walter Duke Harris, MD
(479) 521-2752
PO Box 1608
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1968

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James Franklin Moore
(479) 521-2752
3317 N Wimberly Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Tom Phillip Coker, MD
(479) 444-9108
3317 N Wimberly Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1956

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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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