All public schools require certified athletes’ trainers with a lot of experience, because these things help to decrease a lot of injuries. Dr. Harlan Selesnick, Orthopedic Surgeon with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, says 40% of injuries can be prevented.
Dr. Harlan Selesnick, Orthopedic Surgeon at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, explains the articular cartilage lines every bone in our body and when it wears thin down to raw bone becomes very painful and a total knee replacement surgery is needed. According to him, the criteria for doing a knee replacement is not based on X-ray or MRI, for the most part is when you can't live with the pain, you can't sleep or walk or travel, because it is too painful.
There are some arthroscopic procedures for the knee. The most common ones are reconstruction of ACL, repair torn meniscus, removal of inflamed tissue, trimming of damaged cartilage, removal of loose fragments of bone or cartilage and treatment of kneecap problems. "The meniscus, if it tears, you have the option of taking the piece out or sewing it back and that has to do with the orientation of the tear, the age of the patient and how close to the area blood supply there is," explains Dr. Harlan Selesnick, Orthopedic Surgeon at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute.