Back In The Game Patient Stories

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  • Dr. McCarthy was just wonderful. She explained the procedure, scheduled it and, I was impressed with how quickly I felt better. We did go on our trip without complications. I wear many off-the-shoulder tops and I cannot see where the incisions were made. Great job, Dr. McCarthy!

    ~ Ellen Mactas, NJ ~

  • I had freak accident and tore my ACL & meniscus. I was a competitive runner, and after I received my diagnosis, Dr. McCarthy created a treatment plan that was conducive to me running again as soon as possible. At first, I was progressing well, but soon I began experiencing stiffness in my knee.

    ~ Shannon Spencer. NY ~

  • My experience at HSS and especially with Dr. McCarthy was excellent. This was my third knee surgery and she took the time to review my past medical history and go over it with me, as well as what she would do in her ACL procedure. She discussed various options & encouraged a second opinion if I thought I needed one.

    ~ Felix Castro, NY ~

  • Dr. Moira McCarthy discovered the cause of my collapsing: the screw that held my reconstructed ACL in place had slipped out of the canal and rubbed against my new ligament with every move I made. Dr. McCarthy performed a very successful ACL revision surgery and meniscectomy.

    ~ Nicole Veltri, NY ~

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ACL Surgery may not shorten WNBA career

A common knee surgery that can sideline athletes for months does not ultimately affect the career length of women invited to the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), according to a new study.

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