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Meniscus Deficiency

What is Meniscus Deficiency? When individuals discuss an articular cartilage injury in the knee, many of them are referring to a torn meniscus. The meniscus is a “c” shaped cushion of cartilage found in the knee responsible for acting like a “shock absorber” between the thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia). The meniscus is very [...]

Meniscus Deficiency

ACL Tear

What is the Anatomy of the ACL? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the main ligaments of the knee joint and is responsible for preventing the tibia (shinbone) from sliding out in front of the femur (thighbone). An anterior cruciate ligament injury is quite common in the athletic population, especially athletes involved [...]

ACL Tear

Revision Meniscus Repair

Why does a Meniscus Repair Fail? The meniscus is located between the femur (thighbone) and the tibia (shinbone), helping to stabilize the knee joint and to evenly distribute forces within the knee. A meniscus tear can occur during movements that forcefully rotate the knee while weight bearing, commonly seen in the athletic population. A [...]

Revision Meniscus Repair

Revision ACL Reconstruction

What is a Revision ACL Reconstruction? The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is the most commonly torn ligament in the knee, often associated with the athletic population. The ACL serves an important role within the knee joint by providing stability during twisting and rotational movements. The ligament also prevents the tibia (shinbone) from moving too [...]

Revision ACL Reconstruction

PCL Reconstruction

What is a PCL Injury?Located inside the knee joint towards the back (posterior) of the knee, the posterior cruciate ligament is responsible for keeping the tibia (shinbone) in alignment with the femur (thighbone). PCL injuries occur when the tibia moves too far backward in relation to the femur, commonly seen during a motor vehicle accident [...]

PCL Reconstruction

Knee Ligaments Surgery

What is Multiple Knee Ligament Surgery? When placed under severe trauma, more than one major knee ligament can experience damage. A multi-ligament knee injury is relatively common, typically caused by a sports injury, motor vehicle accident, or a fall from a great height. A multi-ligament knee injury is diagnosed by Dr. Matthew Provencher, orthopedic [...]

Knee Ligaments Surgery

Meniscus Surgery

What is a Meniscus Injury? Located on both the inner and outer portions of the knee, the meniscus is an important structure within the joint responsible for providing a “shock absorbing” function when a patient is performing normal everyday activities and sports activities. The two “c” shaped areas of cartilage, known as the menisci, [...]

Meniscus Surgery

Meniscal Transplantation

What is the Meniscus? Menisci are crucial to knee stability and provide cushioning to the knee joint, as well as distribute weight and stress within the joint. The meniscus is located on the inside and outside of the knee and are “c” shaped cushions of cartilage. When a patient experiences a meniscus injury, they [...]

Meniscal Transplantation

MCL Reconstruction

What is an MCL Injury? The medial collateral ligament (MCL) travels from the femur (thighbone) to the top of the tibia (shinbone) and is critical to stability of the knee joint. Even though patients are more familiar with an ACL injury, MCL injuries account for approximately 24% of all knee injuries. When the MCL [...]

MCL Reconstruction

LCL Repair & Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction

What is an LCL Injury and/or a Posterolateral Corner Injury? The lateral collateral ligament (LCL), otherwise known as the fibular collateral ligament (FCL), helps control sideways motion of the knee joint and protects the knee when it is put under stress in this direction. The LCL can become damaged during a fall or from [...]

LCL Repair & Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction