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  • Elbow Fracture
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • MCL Sprain-
    PRP Treatment Therapy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Labrum Repair
  • AC Separation
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Anter-Inferior
      Capsular Shift
  • AC Separation
  • Bilat TSR
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Removal of Clavicle
    Fracture Fragment
  • Reverse TSR
  • Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer
  • KNEE
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Patellar Stabilization
  • Microfracture
  • Meniscal Repair

Alex - ACL Reconstruction

On the opening kickoff of our fourth football game of the season, I went down with a knee injury. Dr. Levine was traveling with the team, and after a few tests on the sideline, he was able to asses that my ACL was likely torn. Once the MRI confirmed his initial diagnoses, surgery was inevitable. Of course, this news was a huge blow to me; I was in the midst of what was playing out to be an incredible junior year football season. As a captain of the team and previous all-league player, I had high expectations for the year.

Dr. Levine has always shown an incredible commitment to Columbia athletics and his great track record of successful ACL reconstructions made the decision to go with him and Columbia Orthopedics a no-brainer. After Dr. Levine completed my surgery in late October, I was of course sidelined for the remainder of the season; however, by the time the team resumed workouts in January for the following season I was completely involved and working my way back to full strength. The goal all along was to be ready for my senior football season and come back without losing a step. I did in fact play the entire season without any brace or extra support and returned to be the Ivy League’s leading tackler and first team all-league. I could not be happier with the care of Dr. Levine and his team at Columbia. They take an invested interest in every patient and do everything in their power to see you through a full and speedy recovery.


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