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Susan's Story

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Home of My Orthopaedic Surgeon

Susan is an athlete who thought she'd miss an entire season of skiing when she tore the ACL ligament in her knee. The Sports Medicine Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene helped her get through the season and back into elite condition.

I was out running in tall grass in a field and landed in hole. I heard my right knee pop. I knew something had happened. It was the worst possible time. I am a cross country ski coach. It was early December and I thought I would be out all season. My main concern was getting back up on my feet as soon as possible. I had an MRI and it confirmed that my ACL was completely severed. Dr. Mark Silbey told me he could reconstruct it arthroscopically and it would be minimally invasive. I was amazed at how easy it was to go through the whole process. I coached all winter with a custom brace, delayed my surgery till March, and started to jog again in June.