We’re recruiting! Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery is the gold standard treatment for an injured or torn ACL in people with symptomatic knee instability (i.e. a common feeling like the knee is buckling or “giving way”). Several studies have estimated a high rate of a second ACL injury in active young individuals even after…
An injury to the ACL can cause significant wasting and weakness to the quadriceps muscles in both the injured and uninjured leg – known as Arthrogenic Muscle Inhibition (AMI).
In a recent OrthoEvidence, OEInsights Article, the authors outline four critical factors that influence a patient’s recovery after ACL injury.
If you’ve mastered the #Knees4Skis 8 Essential Exercises to Help Reduce Knee Injury and you’re looking to add more exercises – here are 3 more recommended by our experts Dr. Mark Heard, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Banff Sport Medicine, and Lynne Richardson, Physiotherapist at the Rocky Mountain Rehab & Sports Medicine Clinic.
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Tearing the ACL— a dreaded diagnosis often accompanied by reconstructive surgery and extensive rehabilitation. This injury is common in sports that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, jumping or landing, such as soccer, basketball, gymnastics, football, or downhill skiing.
Given the high volume of jumping performed in a typical ballet class (up to 200 jumps per 90 minute class1), you would expect ACL injuries to be ubiquitous amongst ballet dancers.
Knee injuries are common in youth athletes with up to 1 in 4 athletes at risk of sustaining this type of injury. Approximately one-third of patients seen in the Banff Sport Medicine Clinic are youth. For example, the Clinic assesses approximately 1500 acute knee injuries in patients aged 5 to 24 each year.
What happens to the bone after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury? This is the question our Research Team hopes to help answer as part of a three year clinical research collaboration with the Bone Imaging Laboratory at the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, University of Calgary.
Valgus isn’t a word you’ll hear underneath the chair lifts or in the maze awaiting the gondola. But when you see it happen in a ski or snowboard crash, you’ll know by the unsettling visceral response your body shutters. Someone’s day just went valgus.
“When can I return to sport?” is a common question asked by patients following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The answer to this question is complex and dependent on a variety of injury and patient factors.
Rehabilitation following Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction is an essential part of a full recovery. The ultimate goal of this rehabilitation program is to restore functional ability and enable you to return to your sport or physical activities, with a reduced risk for additional injury.