Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injuries

By |November 2nd, 2016|

The medial collateral ligament, or MCL, is a key ligament on the inside (medial) of the knee. It is not unusual to see it injured in athletes involved in […]

Ask Dr. Hacker: Patellofemoral syndrome

By |December 18th, 2015|

I have patella femoral syndrome on both knees. But my left one hurts the most. I have had this issue over a year now. It started off as just […]

What is a cartilage injury ?

By |March 30th, 2015|

What is cartilage?Nearly every joint in your body is made up of surfaces that allow incredibly smooth almost motion. This allows you to painlessly bend your elbow, your […]

4 Reasons Your Knee Injury May be Serious

By |December 9th, 2014|

4 Reasons Your Knee Injury May be Serious
Your knee is one of the most commonly injured part of your body with about 750,000 visits to the ER for knee […]

Can I grow new cartilage ?

By |October 12th, 2014|

What is cartilage?
Cartilage is a white very smooth material that your body makes to cap the ends of bones.  This smooth surface is what contacts other bones in your […]

Cartilage Injuries

By |June 26th, 2014|

What is cartilage?
Cartilage is a firm yet extremely smooth connective tissue that covers the ends of bones to form joints. It is designed to absorb pressure when we stand, […]

Patella Dislocations

By |June 4th, 2014|

What is a patella dislocation?
A patella dislocation is a fairly common sports injury. People often mistakenly described that they ‘dislocated their knee’.  This is not a true dislocation of […]

MCL Tears

By |June 2nd, 2014|

What is the MCL ?
The Medial Collateral ligament, or MCL, is a strong band of tissue on the inside of the knee, connecting the thigh and leg bones together. […]

Meniscus Tears

By |May 28th, 2014|

The meniscus is a small C shaped structure which sits between the femur bone and tibia bone both on the inside and outside of your knee.  Once thought to […]

Knee Dislocations

By |May 24th, 2014|

A knee dislocation is a very significant injury to a knee in which the thigh bone and tibia bone completely separate from one another.   When this happens, […]