A classic scenario for ski injuries goes something like this: It’s late in the day, and you want to get in just one more run. You’re tired and not as in control as you were when you were fresh.
As a result, you may “catch an edge” — accidentally digging the edge of your ski into the snow.
Because your ankle is in a binding, the torque, or rotational force, goes straight through the knee, causing the ACL to rip.
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“There’s a lot of advance planning especially when you go somewhere outside of the U.S,” Dr. Colvin told Baseline. “It’s coming up with your emergency plan and where you would get different tests. The other thing that we plan for is supplies that we have to bring. You have to anticipate almost every single possibility that could happen from strains to the flu or an upset stomach—any and all possible things.”
Dr. Alexis Colvin, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, expressed how important it is to continue moving once you cross the finish line. “Your body needs time to transition,” Colvin says. “Try to walk for at least 10 to 15 minutes, and be sure to grab a thermal blanket to keep yourself warm once you cool down.” This will help your body adjust to the weather and keep your muscles from stiffening up.
“If you don’t have blood flow to the leg and it’s been more than eight hours, you can have a likelihood of having to amputate the leg as high as 80-plus percent,” said Dr. Alexis Colvin, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital.
“But in his (case), everything was very timely. Everyone saw it. The injury had immediate attention to it. It’s pretty unlikely.”
“We have the most data, and the literature say there’s a successful outcome after ACL reconstruction,” Anthony said. “While the biological therapies, such as stem cell, have a lot of promise, we have less data to show they will have the same success rate as an ACL reconstruction.”
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Two experts — Shawn G. Anthony, assistant professor of Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC and Jordan Metzl, sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery and author of Workout Description — reveal the different types of muscle injuries, plus how to prevent and treat them. Check ‘em out so you can continue running those sprints or swinging some kettlebells.
“It’s difficult and intense,’’ said Dr. Shawn Anthony, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who didn’t treat or examine Fowler.
“Depending on the extent of the injury, in general a closed patella tendon, the patient is on crutches for three months and physical therapy takes up to six months.”
In an interview with Medical Research Alexis Colvin, MD, an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and James Gladstone, MD, co-chief of the sports medicine service at The Mount Sinai Hospital, discuss their recent research on knee arthroscopy. “Knee arthroscopy is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the U.S. There is minimal literature on when patients can expect to return to daily activity. We sought to help patients understand when they could expect to return to a number of basic activities, specifically in an urban environment where patients need to be mobile early,” the researchers said.
“It’s a huge game changer, been trying to do for 10 to 15 years, clarity and resolution are now tremendous,” Dr. James Gladstone, Mt. Sinai Health System said.
Using only a local anesthesia, Dr. Gladstone inserts the MI-Eye-2 into Liz’s knee. She was actually watching the same thing Dr. Gladstone was seeing.
It allows him to check and see what and where there’s damage inside the knee.
“Almost as good as O.R. scope, and in many ways better than MRI because it can give you direct visualization,” Dr. Gladstone said.
The Post spoke with Dr. James Gladstone, co-chief of sports medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who said three to five weeks is “very reasonable and may even [be optimistic]. If they come out and say he’ll take eight weeks, I wouldn’t be surprised.”
Even with Lin likely out past the trade deadline, Atkinson wants to see Brook-Lin together.
“They both believe that they can coexist together,” Atkinson said. “We haven’t said, ‘OK, we’re not going to see it.’ I understand the trade deadline and all that, but my mindset is I want to see them play when Jeremy’s back.”