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With the weather starting to warm up and the snow melting, people are dusting off their running shoes and getting back into an outdoor fitness regime. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year our Banff Sport Medicine Physicians start to see more patients suffering from “Runner’s knee”, also known as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) […]
Over 140 Banff Sport Medicine patients aged under 25 years that underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery from 2014 to 2016 contributed to the findings of one of the largest ACL clinical research studies, called the STAbiLiTY Study. This study, led by Dr Alan Getgood from the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic in London, […]
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four stabilizing ligaments in the knee. Its role is to prevent the tibia (shin bone) from moving too far forward, as well as to prevent hyperextension of the knee (when the knee extends past its normal range of motion). An intact ACL also protects the menisci (the […]
BSMF Chairman and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Mark Heard, was the presenting author and member of the Stability study research study team that received the prestigious Jan I. Gillquist Scientific Research Award at the 2019 International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Congress.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis that affects nearly one in six Canadians. It is a debilitating condition that causes chronic pain and loss of function due to the breakdown of cartilage – the flexible connective tissue found in joints – with the knee being commonly affected. Research shows that prior trauma such as […]