ACL tears

2021-05-01T12:31:43-06:00 May 1st, 2021|Articles|

If you were playing a sport, twisted your knee and felt a shift or pop you may have torn your ACL. Most people will develop swelling afterwards and the knee may feel unstable. If an ACL tear is left untreated more damage may occur to the knee when a person returns to playing sports. After [...]

ACL Tear

2020-12-12T07:50:45-07:00 December 12th, 2020|Articles|

A study by Boden in Orthopedics June 2000 showed that ACL tears occur with no contact 72% of the time and with contact 28% of the time. The non-contact injuries happened during a sudden deceleration or landing maneuver while contact injuries usually involved a values collapse of the knee. Most injuries occurred at foot strike [...]

Achilles Tear

2020-12-07T16:08:39-07:00 December 7th, 2020|Articles|

A tear of the achilles tendon is a common injury that usually requires surgery. This surgery is done as an outpatient and can be done through a minimally invasive approach. To read more on Achilles tears please click on the following link: Achilles Tear

Hip Arthroscopy

2020-11-30T19:39:53-07:00 November 30th, 2020|Articles|

Hip impingement is a common source of groin pain. At ISMI we have some of the top physical therapists in Idaho that have great success in treating this problem. If, however, the therapy in unsuccessful an outpatient arthroscopy of of the hip joint can be done to remedy the problem. To read more on hip [...]

ACL Tear

2020-11-30T17:59:16-07:00 November 30th, 2020|Articles|

Approximately 100,000 - 200,000 ACL tears occur in the US every year. About 70% of these injuries occur without contact during a rapid change in direction, decelaration, or landing from a jump. Female athletes are at much higher risk for ACL tears than males. To read more about ACL tears please click on the following [...]

Total Hip Arthroplasty

2020-11-30T17:53:02-07:00 November 30th, 2020|Articles|

Hip replacements are very common and extremely successful. This surgery takes about an hour and can be done as an outpatient. Most patients only require an assistive device for walking for about a week or two. To learn more about hip replacements please click on the following link: Hip Replacement (Total Hip Arthroplasty)

ACL Tear

2020-11-20T09:46:18-07:00 November 20th, 2020|Articles|

What exactly is the ACL? The anterior cruciate ligament is a ligament in the knee that provides very important stability for cutting and pivoting activities. It runs diagonally in front of the posterior cruciate ligament and forms somewhat of a cross hence the name "cruciate". This strong piece of collagen connects from the femur to [...]

MCL Tears

2020-11-16T20:30:28-07:00 November 16th, 2020|Articles|

A valgus injury to the knee can result in a medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear. This occurs when someone strikes the outside of the knee forcing it inward. The ligament can be partially injured or completely disrupted. Grade 1 tears are partial tears or sprains that don't require surgery. Grade 2 tears are more involved [...]

Meniscus Tear

2020-10-24T08:16:09-06:00 October 24th, 2020|Articles|

One of the most common sources of pain in the knee is the meniscus. The meniscus is a shock absorber that can be torn acutely with a twisting injury or from repetitive stress from kneeling and twisting. There are two menisci in the knee - one medial (inside of the knee) and one lateral (outside [...]

SLAP tears

2020-10-21T20:32:29-06:00 October 21st, 2020|Articles|

A superior labral tear other wise known as a superior labral anterior posterior (SLAP) lesion can occur in the shoulder in overhead throwing athletes. Repetitive traction on the biceps tendon can lead to a separation of the labrum from the glenoid. As the tear develops the athlete will start to have pain with throwing which [...]

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