Arthroscopy could help that sore knee
Monday, February 8, 2016
Your knee’s been bothering you for a while. You think you might have dinged it a while back, but it didn’t seem all that serious. So you just kept going on it.
That’s exactly what Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did late last season.
If that’s what you’re doing, follow Rodgers’ lead and have an orthopedic or sports medicine specialist take a look at it.
Rodgers’ left knee was hit during a game in November, and Rodgers said he was sore after the game, according to ESPN. Two months later, after the season, Rodgers had arthroscopic surgery on that knee. The scope was minor and was a “cleanup of an old injury,” a source told ESPN.
Arthroscopic surgery can address a variety of knee issues involving cartilage, ligaments, joint lining or the kneecap.
“There’s no reason to let a sore knee linger, especially considering there’s often only a modest recovery time for a simple arthroscopic procedure,” says Dr. Harold Schock, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic in Green Bay.
In Rodgers’ case, barring any setbacks, he’s expected to be good to go by the time the Packers’ offseason workouts begin in April, according to ESPN.
Our orthopedic and sports medicine providers assess knee injuries at 12 locations in Green Bay, Denmark, Pulaski, Shawano, Sturgeon Bay, Kaukauna, Chilton, Manitowoc, and Marinette. To learn more, please call 877-884-8796 or request an appointment online.
Harold J. Schock, MD, is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon at BayCare Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine and is fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine. While an undergraduate, he played ice hockey for the University of Michigan and won a national championship in 1996. After one year of professional hockey, he returned to medical school, but has been actively involved with the care of athletes at all levels since his playing days. Learn more here.