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Two-Stage Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Cannulated Allograft Bone Dowels Soaked in Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is one of the most common orthopedic procedures performed each year. The majority of patients undergoing these reconstructions will experience long-term stability and symptomatic relief; however, some will require a revision ACLR procedure. In...read more


Orthopedic Innovation

Trochlear Osteochondral Shell Allograft Technique to Treat Trochlear Dysplasia in the Setting of Chondral Damage and Chronic Patellar Instability

The patellofemoral joint is a complex portion of knee anatomy that is composed of the end of the thigh bone and kneecap. Patients who have structural abnormalities in the surrounding ligaments and bony anatomy as well as functional factors...read more


Orthopedic Innovation

Three-Dimensional Patient Specific Instrumentation and Cutting Guide for Medial Closing Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy to Correct Valgus Malalignment

Achievement of correct knee alignment is crucial to ensure the best outcomes following a procedure to re-align the knee. The use of customized surgical instrumentation for individual patients to assist in preoperative planning and intraoperative realignment has gained increasing...read more


Orthopedic Innovation

Social Media and Orthopedics: An Evolving Relationship

Growing technological advances and accessibility has led to drastic increases in connectivity and overall internet usage across the globe. Social media is a very powerful tool to connect a large number of people, who may have otherwise been inaccessible....read more


In The Media

Chicago Sports Medicine Surgeon Treats Three International Athletes’ Knees

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jorge Chahla was recently featured in The Chicago Daily Tribune’s article, ‘Chicago Sports Medicine Surgeon Treats Three International Athletes’ Knees – WFMZ Allentown’. Here is an excerpt of the article, ‘In the past six months, Dr....read more


Knee Conditions

Dr. Jorge Chahla performs knee surgery on professional tennis player Juan Martin del Potro.

Dr. Chahla is proud and thankful to have been the orthopedic surgeon of choice for professional tennis player Juan Martin del Potro. The former World No. 3 tennis player del Portro said, “I’ve been consulting Dr Jorge Chahla and...read more


Knee Conditions

Dr. Jorge Chahla performs knee surgery on US Open tennis player Luisa Stefani.

Dr. Chahla is proud and thankful to have been the orthopedic surgeon of choice for professional tennis player Luisa Stefani. Unfortunately, Luisa suffered a right knee injury during the women’s doubles semifinal of the US Open. Dr. Chahla was...read more


Knee Conditions

Dr. Jorge Chahla performs arthroscopic knee surgery on Seattle Sounders midfielder Nico Lodeiro.

Dr. Chahla is proud to have been the orthopedic surgeon of choice for professional soccer player Nico Lodeiro of the Seattle Sounders. Read The Seattle Times article, ‘Sounders midfielder Nico Lodeiro undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery‘ to learn more....read more


Knee Conditions

Two-Stage Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Cannulated Allograft Bone Dowels Soaked in Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is one of the most common orthopedic procedures performed each year. The majority of patients undergoing these reconstructions will experience long-term stability and symptomatic relief, however, some will require a revision ACLR procedure. In...read more


Biologic Publications

Biological treatment of the knee with platelet-rich plasma or bone marrow aspirate concentrates

Knee pathologies including focal cartilage injuries, osteoarthritis and ligament injuries are common. The use of biologic agents has emerged as an option for treating these diseases. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has gained significant interest for treating common sports medicine injuries....read more


Knee Publications

Type II Medial Meniscus Root Repair With Peripheral Release for Addressing Meniscal Extrusion

PMID: 31687324 Medial meniscal root tears are often disabling injuries that can occur in isolation during low-velocity, deep knee flexion movements in middle-aged patients. These lesions often demonstrate a type II pattern, which is described by a tear perpendicular...read more


Knee Publications

The Influence of Graft Tensioning Sequence on Tibiofemoral Orientation During Bicruciate and Posterolateral Corner Knee Ligament Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Study

When multiple ligaments are reconstructed during knee surgery, the order of tensioning each graft can affect alignment of the tibia and femur. If the resulting alignment varies from what naturally occurs, issues such as instability and graft failure may...read more


Hip Publications

Return to running after arthroscopic hip surgery- literature review and proposal of a physical therapy protocol Commentary

Hip arthroscopy is an increasingly utilized surgical treatment option for patients presenting with pain and limited function. As surgical techniques have increasingly developed, so too have the rehabilitation protocols designed specifically for each patient. In high-impact sports that cause...read more


Hip Publications

Patients With Borderline Hip Dysplasia Achieve Clinically Significant Improvement After Arthroscopic Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery Commentary

Hip arthroscopy is an increasingly common treatment surgeons use to get inside a patient’s hip and treat diagnosed pathologies. For example, studies have demonstrated significant improvements in clinical outcomes following arthroscopy in those with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS), more...read more


Hip Publications

Evidence for the Use of Cell-Based Therapy for the Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head- A Systematic Review of the Literature Commentary

Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) occurs due to a defect in the blood supply to the femoral head. This inadequate supply leads to death of the subchondral bone and bone marrow and is the reason for approximately one...read more


Cartilage Publications

Viability and Tissue Quality of Cartilage Flaps from Patients with Femoroacetabular Hip Impingement: A Matched-Control Comparison

CAM type Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition where a boney overgrowth on the femur pinches the socket it rests in resulting pain, injury to the surrounding labrum and sometimes a loose cartilage flap. During surgery, the damaged flap...read more


Biologic Publications

The Role of Orthobiologics in the Management of Osteoarthritis and Focal Cartilage Defects

This study talks about newer biologic treatments in use to potentially slow disease progression in patients with knee osteoarthritis. These include hyaluronic acid, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), bone-marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) and adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Believed to affect tissue...read more


Knee Publications

Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Posterolateral Meniscal Anatomy: Defining the Popliteal Hiatus, Popliteomeniscal Fascicles, and the Lateral Meniscotibial Ligament

PMID: 31136201 Surgical treatment of lateral meniscal tears can be challenging due to the greater mobility of the lateral meniscus, thin capsule, and management of the popliteal hiatus. In such instances, having a detailed understanding of relevant anatomy is...read more


Knee Publications

Single-Stage Multiple-Ligament Knee Reconstructions for Sports-Related Injuries: Outcomes in 194 Patients

Multi-ligament knee injuries in the young and active population can be devastating. This case series sought to report outcomes following sports-related single-stage multi-ligament knee reconstructions. Over a 6-year period, 194 patients that sustained injury to least two out of...read more


Hip Publications

Return to Play After Hip Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Professional Soccer Players Commentary

Almost a quarter of a million people suffer injuries playing soccer, the most popular and increasingly growing sport in the world. One in every seven soccer injuries is due to a pathology in the hips. Particularly with femoroacetabular (hip)...read more


Cartilage Publications

Symptomatic Focal Knee Chondral Injuries in National Football League Combine Players Are Associated with Poorer Performance and Less Volume of Play

This study was designed to examine the relationship between previously untreated cartilage injuries in the knees of future NFL players during the NFL combine and their in-game performance when compared to players who did not have a cartilage injury....read more


Biologic Publications

Regenerative Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis and Chondral Defects: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

This study discusses the effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on cartilage regeneration and patient-reported pain and function. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of joint pain and disability; MSCs have been extensively studied as an...read more


Knee Publications

Platelet-Rich Plasma Augmentation in Meniscal Repair Surgery: A Systematic Review of Comparative Studies

PMID: 32057981 Meniscal lesions occur frequently in athletes and the general population, with approximately 1 million meniscal surgical procedures in the United States each year. For patients with chronic, degenerative tears, meniscal injuries may not be able to heal...read more


Knee Publications

Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of the Medial Patellar Ligaments: An Anatomic and Radiographic Study

Previous literature is lacking in a description of the medial stabilizing ligaments of the kneecap in relation to surrounding structures and one another. In this study, the attachments of the following ligaments were analyzed in relation to bony and...read more


Hip Publications

Preoperative Predictors of Achieving Clinically Significant Athletic Functional Status After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement at Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up Commentary

Femoroacetabular (hip) impingement syndrome (FAIS) is common medical condition that particularly effects young, active patients. In many cases, hip arthroscopy is indicated and has been evidenced as a successful procedure to return athletes to sport with high satisfaction ratings....read more


Cartilage Publications

Prevalence and Clinical Implications of Chondral Injuries After Hip Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) is a devastating condition that can cause pain and impact quality of life. While the biomechanics of the hip causing the impingement can be addressed, less is known about how damaged cartilage (often called chondromalacia)...read more


Biologic Publications

Rationale for Biologic Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Repairs

This study reviews the current evidence surrounding rotator cuff repairs (RCR). Rotator cuff tears are a frequent cause of shoulder pain and disability; despite resolution of pain and outcome measures following surgery, incomplete healing or re-tearing following surgery is...read more


Knee Publications

Meniscus Root Repair vs Meniscectomy or Nonoperative Management to Prevent Knee Osteoarthritis After Medial Meniscus Root Tears: Clinical and Economic Effectiveness

PMID: 29517925 Most medial meniscus root tears occur in patients in their fourth or fifth decades of life, causing moderate to severe joint-line pain. Historically, surgeons have elected to treat these tears nonoperatively or by meniscectomy. Unfortunately, clinical studies have...read more


Knee Publications

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries of the Knee at the National Football League Combine: An Imaging and Epidemiology Study

In this study, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries in players in the National Football League (NFL) Combine were analyzed to define epidemiology by player position, concurrent injury rate, and draft success with injury from 2009 – 2015. This injury...read more


Cartilage Publications

Patellofemoral Cartilage Restoration: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Clinical Outcomes

Damage to the cartilage on the back side of the patella or the groove it runs in (typically called a patellofemoral osteochondral lesion by orthopedic surgeons) is seen in a little over 1/3 of patients getting an arthroscopic knee...read more


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