October 2020

Two-Stage Procedure Gives Patients a Functional Knee

Following simultaneous anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and repair or removal of a locked bucket-handle meniscus tear, patients were having difficulty regaining full range of motion (ROM). “After surgery, the patient had a stable knee, but it was stiff and not functional,” says K. Donald Shelbourne, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Shelbourne Knee Center.

Revision ACL Surgery Lets One Young Man Return to Active Life

Jonathan Fernandes had never heard of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) until he tore his while practicing Jigo Tensin Ryu Jujutsu in September 2018. The 32-year-old mathematician at the University of Maryland is a 2nd degree black belt in this martial art. He’s also an avid Argentine tango dancer, runner, swimmer, and bicyclist.