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Patellofemoral dislocation accounts for fewer than 3% of knee injuries seen by most orthopedic surgeons. Evaluating patellofemoral dislocation and determining whether…
Delayed ambulation after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) decreases pain and swelling and facilitates recovery without increasing complications, according to a Shelbourne…
Degenerative meniscus tears are the most common reason for knee arthroscopy, yet whether these tears benefit from surgery is controversial, according to an evidence-…
With more kids playing competitive sports earlier and year-round, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in skeletally immature adolescents are on the rise. “Kids are…
Over-treatment of isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears with surgery is becoming increasingly common, due to lack of understanding of the natural history of…
While many orthopedic surgeons no longer perform bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA), for some patients the procedure is appropriate and beneficial. “Some patients…
Without proper surgical repair, a patellar tendon rupture is extremely disabling. The rarity of this knee injury, which occurs in less than 0.5% of the population…

Quadriceps strength plays a large role in returning patients to pre-injury function after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Yet little was known…

When orthopedic Surgeon K. Donald Shelbourne, MD, began his practice in 1982, the mother of a 15-year-old girl whose anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) he had…
Demand for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is expected to soar and is likely to exceed the supply of joint replacement surgeons in the coming years. Shelbourne Knee Center…