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…
A High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) is a type of ‘joint preservation’ surgery that involves cutting the shin bone (tibia) to change the alignment of the knee. It is used to improve symptoms of osteoarthritis by offloading weight from arthritic cartilage inside the knee with the aim of preventing a future knee replacement surgery. In some…
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.
In this presentation, Dr. Laurie Hiemstra, Banff Sport Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Sarah Kerslake MSc BPhty, discuss the main types of surgery used to treat patients with patellar instability (aka a dislocating / unstable kneecap), as well as physiotherapy and bracing considerations.
Menisci are a type of cartilage inside the knee joint. Their main function is to equally distribute the force placed on the knee, stabilize the knee during movements, and offer more fluid movements.
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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 osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative condition where the cartilage that provides cushioning to the joint starts to wear.
Patellar instability – an unstable or dislocating kneecap – is a debilitating condition that frequently occurs in young, active people, that significantly affects their quality of life.