MOA Blog

Frequently Asked Questions about ACL Reconstruction

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Apr 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In 2014, Dr. Micucci, an orthopedic surgeon at Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates  (MOA), wrote a white paper discussing research conducted by him and three other physicians on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. In this paper, he also documented their methods of construction and the outcomes.

Over the years, our orthopedic surgeons have received some frequently asked questions about ACL reconstruction, including:

  1. What is the difference between ACL, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and (medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries?

  2. What is ACL reconstruction surgery?

  3. Who is a candidate for ACL reconstruction?

Learn more about these FAQs below. 

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Preparing for Winter Sports: Winter Sport Safety

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Dec 19, 2018 12:11:30 PM

As the days get shorter and the temperature starts to drop, you have two options to prepare for winter. You can stay warm in your living room, or you can continue to train and attack winter sports.

Read on to learn how to prepare and condition for winter sports.

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Hamstring Injuries: Types, Causes and Treatment in Morgantown, WV

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Dec 14, 2017 10:08:55 AM

WHAT ARE THE HAMSTRINGS?

There’s a misconception that the hamstring is one large muscle running down the back of the thigh. The hamstrings are actually a group of three muscles: the semitendinosus, the semimembranosus and the biceps femoris.

The three muscles run from the bottom of the pelvis to the the knee joint, helping you bend your knees and extend the legs straight back. The hamstring tendons attach the muscles to bone.

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Topics: Sports related injuries, Hamstring Injuries

Slap Tear Treatment Options in Morgantown

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Aug 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

What is a slap tear?  

A slap tear is a fairly common injury in athletes of all sports and ages, in those who exercise vigorously and amongst laborers.

A slap tear is an injury to the top portion of the glenoid labrum, which is a band of soft tissue that sits around the rim of the glenoid or socket of the shoulder joint.

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Warning Signs of Fractures in Morgantown

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Aug 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

People can obtain fractures in many different ways, but what if it's not always obvious? What are the warning signs of fractures?

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Topics: Sports related injuries, fracture

What is Sports Medicine Fellowship Training?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Aug 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A common question that is received from patients is:

"What does it mean to have sports medicine fellowship training?"

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Topics: Sports related injuries

How to Prevent Sports Injuries in Morgantown

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jul 20, 2016 8:58:04 AM

When playing a sport, there is always a risk of obtaining an injury. Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can decrease those risks.

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Common Overuse Syndromes

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jul 6, 2016 8:55:37 AM

The common types of spring and summer resolutions involve weight-loss oriented activities, such as dieting and exercise.

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Concussion Warning Signs

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Nov 30, 2015 1:38:11 PM

In regards to contact sports, players that participate in sports with a high level of physicality and contact, such as football, hockey and soccer are at risk for suffering from concussions.

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Tips for Better Sports Performance in Morgantown

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Nov 23, 2015 2:39:49 PM

As we move further into the fall season and the weather begins to cool down, it’s important for athletes who will be participating in sports in the outdoor setting to remember how these temperature changes can affect body performance.

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Topics: Sports related injuries