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How do you know when your back pain is just too much? When you can no longer pick up your grandchildren. St. Paul, Minn., resident Susan Grande (pictured at right), an active, trim 67-year-old, was stopped dead in her tracks by back pain. For several months, she tried different ways to mitigate the pain, from physical therapy to bracing to medication. But the problem persisted.

UMN Orthopaedic Surgery graduate takes second place in international surgical simulation competition

CBS News feature Dr. Nicholas Beck and Dr. Marc Tompkin's research study on the rise in ACL tears in children

One of the most common types of knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. Athletes who do a lot of side to side leg movements, pivoting or planting tend to be at the highest risk.

In this video, Health Talk sat down with Jeff Macalena M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Minnesota, to discuss ACL injury and subsequent treatment options.


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