At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, we acknowledge that a knee injury can be a game changer. Surgical repair of the ACL is associated with significant problems, which include the following:
- Extensive and painful rehabilitation
- Potential infection
- Potential deep vein thrombosis
- Loss of proprioception
- 6X increased incidence of retear in the first 24 months
- Increased incidence of arthritis
- Permanent change in the biomechanics
Jiu-Jitsu Athlete’s Knee Injury and Treatment
BC is a 41-year-old jiu-jitsu competitor who sustained an injury to his right knee after a hyperextension injury that was refractory to conservative care. The MRI was significant for injuries to the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (ACL and PCL) and medial collateral ligament.
BC recently returned from the Tournament of Champions where he won Gold!
Here is his recent post:
I couldn’t be more elated for this Gold at the Tournament of Champions and I couldn’t be more thankful for my coaches & teammates at Easton Jiu-Jitsu and my lovely Jennifer’s support. A special shout out to John Schultz at Regenexx for the beyond textbook repair of my knee!