Knee Resources

Dr. Rudzki had the privilege of training in Sports Medicine and developing his knee surgical skills at Washington University in St. Louis and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He has performed high caliber research on cartilage transplantation as well as ACL injury in NHL players and written articles on bioabsorbable knee implants and fracture fixation about the knee.

Dr. Rudzki has a high level of expertise in the performance of arthroscopic ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration, complex meniscal repair, treatment of patellar instability, osteotomy and fracture treatment about the knee in a wide range of athletes from adolescents to professionals. He serves on the clinical faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine teaching medical students and orthopaedic surgical residents. As a consultant for Arthrex and Stryker, Dr. Rudzki engages heavily in medical education to train surgeons and product specialists on emerging techniques and engages with engineers on product design teams to help develop better tools and techniques. As a member of the AAOS Evaluation Committee, he spent several years writing questions on knee injuries and surgical treatments for surgeons in practice and in training.

Elite Sports Medicine Care from High School to College

By |2021-11-10T00:55:50+00:00November 10th, 2021|Categories: Case Studies, Knee Resources, Patient Testimonials, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Our team first met Matt after a lacrosse-related knee injury in which he tore his ACL and had a severe meniscus injury called a “bucket-handle” tear.  Through a staged pair of surgeries, his meniscus was repaired and his ACL reconstructed with a full return to sports at the highest level.  Repairing the meniscus, when possible,

Back in Action After ACL Reconstruction over 60

By |2018-06-02T20:22:56+00:00June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Case Studies, Knee Resources, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Chief Complaint/Injury Jeff is a hiker, skier, and fitness enthusiast who suffered an acute injury to his left knee due to a skiing accident in March of 2017.  He came to us with an unstable knee and a goal of getting back in action after ACL reconstruction over 60. Work Up/Imaging His MRI demonstrated a

Patient Testimonial: Hiking and skiing after ACL reconstruction and ACL Rehab

By |2018-08-07T15:34:19+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies, Featured, Knee Resources, News, Patient Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , |

ACL REHAB: Skiing, Hiking, Martial Arts, & Patient Goals Many patients want to get back to skiing after ACL rehab.  From adolescent racers to helicopter skiers in the back-country and recreational skiers in their 70's, we work closely with our patients and physical therapists to help bring patients back to what they love.  The

Discoid Lateral Meniscus

By |2017-08-04T14:27:17+00:00June 14th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies, Featured, Knee Resources, Patient Testimonials, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |

Discoid lateral meniscus is a cause of knee pain, swelling, and mechanical symptoms. Surgical treatment can be of significant benefit in helping athletes to return to normal activities. This case study exemplifies the successful treatment of Discoid Lateral Meniscus and how it can help athletes return to optimal function.

Delayed ACL Reconstruction – Adult Soccer Player

By |2022-11-03T20:01:20+00:00March 6th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies, Knee Resources, Patient Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , |

Chief Complaint/Chronic ACL Injury 52 year-old female former collegiate soccer player presents with functional knee instability over 25 years after an ACL tear sustained while playing soccer in need of ACL Reconstruction. This delayed ACL reconstruction for treatment of a chronic injury with chronic instability over 25 years is somewhat unique in comparison to

Meniscal Tears

By |2017-08-04T21:31:29+00:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Featured, Knee Resources, Reviews, Uncategorized|

Meniscal Tears & their Treatment: The menisci are C-shaped shock-absorbing semi-circular rings of Type 1 Fibrocartilage that serve to protect the Type 2 hyaline articular cartilage that covers the ends of the femur and tibia. The coefficient of friction of articular cartilage is approximately 1/5 to 1/7 that of ice sliding on ice. With time,

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