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Knee Conditions

Imaging of the knee joint

The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the human body, especially in the setting of sports injuries. Sudden twisting movements that place torsional stress on the joint with the foot in a fixed position often...read more


Knee Conditions

Tunnel Convergence when Reconstructing Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligaments with Meniscal Root Repair

Patients with multiligament knee injuries, which are injuries to several of the ligaments on the inside and/or outside of the knee, represent a subset of patients who require careful planning before surgery due to the complexity of the procedure....read more


Knee Conditions

Review of Meniscus Anatomy and Biomechanics

Meniscal tears can cause profound functional, biomechanical, and kinematic derangements within the knee joint, leading to accelerated degeneration of the articular cartilage. The purpose of this review is to summarize the relevant anatomy, biomechanics, and kinematics of the meniscus...read more


Knee Conditions

Patellar Tendon Repair with Double-Row Suture Anchors and Achilles Allograft

Chronic patellar tendon injuries are defined as tears greater than 2 weeks old and are typically more complex to manage than acute tears. As the duration from injury progresses, the tear edges retract, tendon quality degenerates, and surrounding supportive...read more


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Microfracture + Augmentation for Focal Chondral Lesions in the Knee

Cartilage in the knee joint has multiple purposes, primarily serving as a cushion between the femur and tibia. When the cartilage is damaged, focal lesions can develop that may cause significant pain and disability. Cartilage has a limited inherent...read more


Knee Conditions

Medial Meniscus Transplantation and Bone-Tendon-Bone Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

The medial meniscus and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) both play a role in keeping the knee stable. When one or both structures are damaged, it causes the tibia to shift forward in relation to the femur, giving these...read more


Knee Conditions

Double Bundle Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is one of the two major ligaments within the knee, alongside the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Although the PCL is considered one ligament, it is comprised of two distinct “bundles,” each of which plays...read more


Knee Conditions

Bridge-Enhanced Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the two major ligaments inside the knee, and is responsible for providing stability to the knee. Unfortunately, ACL tears are extremely common, especially in the younger, athletic patient population. The typical...read more


Knee Conditions

Anatomic Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction

Various techniques have been described for management of injuries of the posterolateral corner (PLC) of the knee. The anatomic PLC reconstruction technique has numerous benefits, including the restoration of the anatomy of the 3 primary stabilizers of the PLC...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


Orthopedic Health Tips

Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction: Maximizing Function and Preventing Re-injury

One of the most important topics in ACL rehabilitation among physicians and physical therapists is the question of when to safely return the athlete to sport. A study published in The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy found...read more


Sports Medicine

ACL Rehabilitation: General Concepts in Physical Therapy

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee is one of the key ligaments that help to stabilize the knee joint. ACL tears typically occur through either contact or non-contact injury in high-risk sports such as soccer, football, basketball,...read more


Sports Medicine

Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction: Maximizing Function and Preventing Re-injury

One of the most important topics in ACL rehabilitation among physicians and physical therapists is the question of when to safely return the athlete to sport. A study published in The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy found...read more


Orthopedic Health Tips

ACL Rehabilitation: General Concepts in Physical Therapy

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee is one of the key ligaments that help to stabilize the knee joint. ACL tears typically occur through either contact or non-contact injury in high-risk sports such as soccer, football, basketball,...read more


Orthopedic Health Tips

ACL Prehabilitation

Prehab: Physical Therapy prior to ACL Reconstruction can improve outcomes after surgery. Of all joints of the human body, the knee joint is the leading cause of sports-related surgeries. Of these knee surgeries, repairs of the anterior cruciate ligament...read more


Q&A Interview

Q&A My knee hurts. When should I see a doctor?

The knee is a hinge joint made of the thigh bone, the shin bone, and the knee cap. The bones are covered with cartilage to absorb shock and protect the knee. The knee joint is held together with ligaments,...read more


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10 Most Common Causes of Knee Pain

The knee is one of the most complex joints in the body. It is made of 3 bones covered with cartilage, multiple ligaments, muscles and tendons. Any of these structures can wear out or be injured and cause knee...read more


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