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  1. DrMark

    Ruptured ACL second time...

    You might visit Mr. Adrian Wilson. His practice is called Hampshire Knee
  2. DrMark

    Ruptured ACL second time...

    Find someone to do a competent revision ACLR and not remove anymore meniscus. Perhaps you should visit me for a couple of days. At least you will be back on the bike post haste.
  3. DrMark

    Son's Broken Collarbone

    It can be reduced but it will pop right up. I can reliably get it perfect with an anterior plate and screws.
  4. Hi Dr. Mark,

    Long high-side after hitting a deer at fast speed.  Comminuted right side collarbone.  Ortho pieced it together and plated it.

    After six weeks, I noticed that the inside edge of the plate was tenting a few millimeters when I layed down flat (and it still does now, at nine weeks post op).  These x-rays are six weeks post op.  I'm told it's fine, and I can be active, but no "overhead activity".

    Does it look ok at six weeks?



    1. DrMark


      Im a little worried that there are only two screws in the medial fragment.  If it is still hurting, I am thinking that is isn't healing.

      What part of the world are you from?

    2. 2010ktm


      Me too!  Is that gap going to fill in?  I am in San Jose, California.  I am running daily now.  The whole shoulder area is a little stiff/tender (getting better), but I wouldn't say the collarbone itself is hurting.  When I lightly run my finger across the front of the medial region, it's not sore.  So it sounds like that's a good sign. 

      I was spooked about the plate tenting a few millimeters every time I lay down on my back.  So we got these x-rays to rule out any loose screws.  Please let me know your thoughts.  

      Thank you so much for the response!  I know you're a busy man. 


    3. 2010ktm


      Two new images today.  Unfortunately, the angled shot is not consistent with the first angled shot that really shows the medial fragment.  Can you tell if I'm out of the woods with these photos?



  5. DrMark

    Question for Dr.Mark Plated Pubic bone

    Assuming that the tallywacker is working fine, this should turn out ok. Some residual back pain can be expected. What does you doctor say?
  6. DrMark

    I'm effed up

    I have seen few arthro surgeries on the TFCC in which the person was actually any better when it was all over.
  7. You cant be dogmatic if you want to stay in the business. One has to follow the evidence. Even if you don't initially like it.
  8. DrMark

    Getting metal placed in your body ? READ !

    I can’t say very much because of privacy laws. I suspect that I would have told a rider that I wanted to repair rather than replace the knee. (Metal place for that operation can be removed at 90 days). It seemed you had several failed total knees. I can’t say why. Metal sensitivity is always an unlikely diagnoses, but is always talked about because patients and docs want to lay the blame for their decisions elsewhere.
  9. The plantar fascia is torn. It will heal, but will heal in a lengthened position, no matter what. I don't think that a CAM walker offers as much protection as an MX boot. So I would have it if it were my foot. And I'm 61 too.
  10. DrMark

    Total Knee Replacement

    I allow my patients to continue riding with a brace after a TKA with the admonition that they are no longer teenagers or 20somethings
  11. I typically buddy tape and don’t worry much about it. You should listen to your doctor.
  12. DrMark

    Remove the hardware!

    Old farts don't typically want or need the metal out. Younger, skinnier, and more athletic people almost always do.
  13. Hey doc,


    I just wanted to know, how much does it cost in total for clavicle corrective osteotomy ?


    I also have my x-ray's available.


    1. DrMark


      I would be unable to tell you without seeing your X-rays.

      You could email me a screen shot of them at Sandersclinic@comcast.net

      or send them to me snail mail at  

      Mark Sanders MD FACS

      4126 Southwest Freeway Suite 1730

      Houston, Texas, 77024


      Where are you from?

    2. Oussama Boudaa

      Oussama Boudaa

      Canada, added some here.


      First two are from last may, last two are from 2012.


      Thanks again doc.

      RX CLAVICULE - GAUCHE 0003.jpg

      RX CLAVICULE - GAUCHE 0004.jpg

      17 DECEMBER 2012 (PT2).jpg

      17 DECEMBER 2012.jpg

    3. DrMark


      The drive out cost, inclusive of all services to fix this is USD 26,500.  This includes EVERYTHING

  14. DrMark

    Dr Mark - Knee Brace Study

    email me at sandersclinic@comcast.net and I will send you the PDF I don't recommend any particular brand. It would be unethical.
  15. after 15 months, I would get an X-ray ($45) to determine if you already have arthritis