USA Today - Dr. Alexis Colvin: "Doctor: Derrick Rose's Knee Injury could've been Worse"
Point guard Derrick Rose sat in a chair on the Chicago Bulls' practice court in February and with unwavering confidence said he planned to return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee stronger than ever. But after he tore the medial meniscus in his right knee Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers and needs surgery, the depressing but realistic question lingers like a bad dream: Will Rose ever be the same - or better - than he was before his knee injuries? "Sure, he can," said Alexis Colvin, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Colvin said there are two options: "Repair the torn meniscus, or remove all or some of it. Repairing is the preferred option, as the cartilage acts as a cushion for knee bones." Learn more