College Basketball Player - Anterior Cruciate Ligament Knee Injury

Blake Carden, from Franklin, TN, tore his left Anterior Cruciate Ligament during a basketball practice session at Trevecca Nazarene University where he plays guard. Blake was playing basketball again in just over six months after Dr. Petty reconstructed the ligament. At seven months post surgery, he said he felt better and stronger than he ever had. Blake received outstanding rehabilitation support from the trainers at Trevecca Nazarene University. Dr. Petty believes the 'double-bundle' procedure he used, which is the most anatomical way to reconstruct the ACL, contributed to his rapid recovery and was key in protecting Blake from knee arthritis in the future.

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