Return to Sport after ACL Surgery

Return to Sport after ACL Surgery

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries are relatively common, particularly in sports that involve pivoting,jumping, and sudden changes in direction. For this reason, it is seen very commonly in athletes in Ireland. The exact prevalence of ACL injuries can vary...
Watch ACL Surgery on RTE…

Watch ACL Surgery on RTE…

ACL / Cruciate & Sports Surgery on RTE! Watch Professor Cathal Moran and the “My Bodyfix” team take an in-depth look into how we work with our patients to achieve the best outcomes they can following knee and shoulder injury. In the world of sports,...
ACL Injury

ACL Injury

What is an ACL injury? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament is one of the two cruciate ligaments found in the middle of the knee joint and runs diagonally from the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). The function of the ACL is to stop the tibia from sliding out in...
ACL Treatment Options

ACL Treatment Options

What are the different ACL Treatment options?  There are a number of different ACL Treatment options depending on your injury. A complete rupture of the ligament will require reconstruction in a physically active person....
The Meniscus

The Meniscus

What is a meniscus? The meniscus are located inside your knee joint between your thigh bone (femur) and tibia (shin bone). They are half-moon, wedge shaped cartilage structures that act as shock absorbers for your knee joint. There are two menisci in the knee joint,...
Osteochondral (Cartilage) Defect

Osteochondral (Cartilage) Defect

What is a cartilage injury or defect? Cartilage lines the end of our bones and an osteochondral defect refers to a focal area of damage that involves the cartilage and also the underlying bone. The cause of these defects are unclear. Some can be a result of an injury...