Knee Injury Treatments Paola KS
Advanced Orthopaedics Associates
Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery
Insurance Plans Accepted: Almost all insurance plans accepted.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Primary Hospital: Kansas Surgery and Recovery Center; Surgicare of Wichita
Residency Training: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX
Medical School: Darthmouth, 1982
Member Organizations: American College of Sports Medicine American Medical Association American Medical Society for Sports Medicine American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Association of North America Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeo
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1999
Auto-related injuries,Back pain,Chronic pain,Extremities,Headache / migraine,Leg pain,Lower back pain,Musculo-Skeletal Problems,Neck pain,Scoliosis and deformity,Sports injuries,Upper back pain,Whiplash
Acupuncture,Chiropractic adjustment,Chiropractic care,Corrective exercises,Exercise,Lifestyle advice,Massage therapy,Nutritional/Exercise counseling,Outreach talks,Physiotherapy,Postural, spinal and foot screenings,Spinal manipulation
American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (CCSP),National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS)
ACA,NSCA,ACBSP,Olathe Chamber of Commerce,Olathe Optimists,Partner with the Olathe School District,Board of Advisors 21st Century Sports Medicine Program (Olathe School Disctrict),Powerlifting Coach for the Olathe Special Olympics
General Surgery, Hand Surgery
Shawnee Mission, KS
New Treatments for PCL Tears Available
|Written by Administrator|
| When people think of knee injuries, many people think of torn ACLs, anterior cruciate ligaments; 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:
Two newer PCL reconstruction surgical options, along with one traditional method, are currently used to treat Grade 3 injuries:
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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