Arthroscopic knee surgery

Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat problems within the knee joint. Utilizing a small camera called an arthroscope, surgeons can view the inside of the joint on a screen and perform necessary surgical repairs through tiny incisions. This technique is commonly employed to address issues such as torn ligaments, damaged cartilage, and other knee-related conditions.

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Physical Therapy Is as Good as Knee Surgery for Degenerative Meniscus Tears Yet Again

Do common orthopedic surgical procedures work? Increasingly, research is showing that many are ineffective. This morning we’ll focus on one of the most common surgical procedures in the world, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM). Let’s dig in. Meniscectomy 101 The idea behind APM is simple. The patient usually notices sudden knee pain and an MRI is…read more

The BEAR Implant for ACL Tears

ACL reconstruction surgery has been a staple of modern sports medicine for decades. However, now a new surgical implant called BEAR is shaking up that world by offering a solution to try to “regrow” the torn ACL. Let’s look at the positives and negatives of this new technology and compare it to the Regenexx perc-ACLR…read more

ACL Reconstruction Surgery Is a Second Hit to the Cartilage: Time to Rethink Orthopedics?

ACL reconstruction (ACLR) surgery is a sacred cow of modern orthopedic sports medicine. Most surgeons view it as the first major advancement in that specialty beyond the use of the arthroscope itself. However, this has been an awful decade for orthopedic surgical research with study after study showing that common surgeries are ineffective or harmful.…read more

Can You Treat SPONK without Surgery?

What is SPONK? What are the implications for your knee? Can it be treated without surgery? Let’s dig in. What is SPONK? SPONK stands for SPontaneous OsteoNecrosis of the Knee (1). Osteonecrosis is a bone disease where the bone dies off and then begins to lose its structural integrity. This loss of strong bone can…read more

The Serious Long-Term Effects of ACL Reconstruction Surgery

On this page: Long-term effects of ACL reconstruction surgery Nerve interaction with ligaments like the ACL Research on the ACL and the gamma loop We tend to take for granted that our bodies are finely tuned machines and complex neural circuitry allows them to do the amazing things we’re designed to do. A 2011 study…read more

Why It’s Time to Rethink Arthroscopy Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Centeno breaks down arthroscopy shoulder surgery, why it might be performed, and why you might want to rethink this surgery.

Interventional vs Surgical Orthopedics for Stem Cell Knee ACL Repair

I love LinkedIn as a platform for physicians to debate various issues back and forth, especially in this emerging field of regenerative orthopedic care and interventional versus surgical orthopedics. One of the things that came up this week is that while we invented and continue to publish on the ACL stem cell injection procedure that…read more

Is Teen Knee Surgery Appropriate? Do Not Operate on a Meniscus Tear in an 8th Grader

One of the more harmful trends in orthopedic surgery of the last decade is treating kids like they are pro athletes. So this morning I’ll share the case of an 8th grader who tore a meniscus and began a destructive surgical rabbit hole orchestrated by the world’s best orthopedic surgeons. There are no two ways…read more
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