|4/23/03- Adams to Begin Home Program
|On her last visit for the semester Carrie was progressing well.
Our plan had been to progress her very slowly and methodically.
Her range of motion was back to normal. She was working on 1/4 squats
and had progressed to some work in the weight room. She will complete
her rehab on a home program during the summer.
|3/27/03- Adams Undergoes 2nd Surgery
|Carrie had an arthroscopic partial menisectomy on 3/25 performed
by Dr. John Baker. The injury resulted in removal of approximately
50% of her medial meniscus. Her MCL injury did not warrant any surgical
intervention. Carrie returned today to begin rehab. She is already
walking without crutches and has over 90 degrees of flexion and
nearly full extension and is doing very well. She will return to
her 3 day/ week rehab schedule.
|3/14/03- Adams Re-injures Knee in Game at NYU
returned to Dr. Baker on 3/6 regarding the nodule under her incision.
She was diagnosed with a benign cyst and this was aspirated in the
office. She returned to full practice without problem. However,
on Saturday 3/9 during the ECAC Playoff game she re-injured her
knee in a noncontact injury. She was treated by the NYU athletic
training staff and an MCL sprain was suspected. Dr. Baker was away
for the week so she was seen by Dr. Dalzell on Monday. She was initially
diagnosed with an MCL sprain with concern for reinjury to her medial
meniscal repair. Carrie had an MRI on Tuesday. On Thursday 3/13
we found out her MRI revealed an mild MCL sprain and a tear to her
medial meniscus. Her meniscal injury will now require an additional
|2/27/03- Adams Early Return Goes Well
|Carrie made her return on Wednesday without problems on 2/12.
She has played in three additional games. In their last game Carrie
played 18 minutes scored 1 point and had 3 rebounds. She continues
with rehab 3 days/ week and has had very little difficult with her
return to participation. We noticed last week an area beneath her
incision that is consistent with scar tissue or a meniscal cyst.
She will return to Dr. Baker for an evaluation of this issue.
|2/11/03- Adams Expected to Return on Wednesday
|Carrie has made excellent progress since returning to rehab at
Stockton. She has progressed through a functional program that included
hopping, jumping, cutting and agility drills. She returned to practice
on a limited basis last week with no significant symptoms. We expect
her to participate in a full practice today and, barring any setbacks,
obtain some game time tomorrow against New Jersey City University.
One of our primary concerns will be maintaining her range of motion
as she returns to full participation.
|1/24/03- Adams May Miss Remainder of Season
|Carrie was unable to do any formal rehabilitation during the winter
break due to a family emergency. Unfortunately, this has significantly
set her back regarding her time frame for returning this season.
Her range of motion is doing fine, but we will need to refocus on
her quad and hamstring strength and coordination in rehab. Carrie
will be doing rehab 3 days per week with us.
|12/11/02- Adams Progresses in Rehab
week 1 of Carrie's rehab she was non-weight bearing,
in an extension brace and limited to some simple quad work. She
had a mild complication of an infection at one of her incision sites
that has resolved quickly with antibiotics. She returned to Dr.
Baker today and we now are progressing her rehab to begin working
on Active Range of Motion (AROM) for knee flexion up to about 65
degrees. We will progress this about 15 degrees per week. She is
now partial weight bearing on crutches (in a different extension
brace) and we are working on isometric hamstring and quad strengthening.
Our other goal is to decrease her inflammation.
|12/6/02- Adams Has Meniscal Repair
|Carrie had a arthroscopic meniscal repair on Thursday.
The injury was on the posterial peripheral aspect of the medial
meniscus and Dr. Baker was able to repair the tear. It was repairable
because this portion of the meniscus has an adequate blood supply
for healing. This will slow down the first 2-3 weeks of her rehab
and we now expect her back in 6-8 weeks.
|12/4/02- Surgery Scheduled for Thursday 12/5
is scheduled for arthroscopic surgery tomorrow. There is a possibility
she will have the meniscus repaired instead of removing the injured
section (partial menisectomy). Dr. Baker will determine this once
he sees the injury during the surgery. If she has a partial menisectomy
we expect her to return in 4-5 weeks. If the meniscus is repaired
(this is better for the long-term function of her knee) it will
significantly increase her rehabilitation time before she returns
|12/2/02- MRI Reveals Meniscal Tear
|Carrie had an MRI on Friday. Her report indicates she has a medial
meniscal tear in the posterior aspect of the mensicus. There was
no ACL or other injury involved. This coincides with Dr. Baker's
diagnosis from Wednesday 11/27. She will need arthroscopic surgery,
which we expect to take place by the end of this week. She will
continue with rehab to gain as much range of motion and quad/ hamstring
strength as possible before her surgery.
|11/27/02- Adams Injures Knee in Rowan Game
Center, Carrie Adams injured her right knee in the home opener against
Rowan University last night. She twisted her knee when she was tangled
with another player while landing from a jump. She felt a pop at
the time of the injury, but came off the court on her own. She has
history of an ACL repair on this knee in 1999. She was evaluated
by the athletic training staff and a meniscal injury was suspected
with questionable involvement of her ACL. She was removed from the
game and placed on crutches.
She was re-evaluated today in the athletic training room and we
now suspect a medial meniscal injury and have a very low suspicion
of ACL injury. She has an appointment to see her orthopedic surgeon,
Dr. John Baker from Atlantic Shore Orthopedic Associates in Northfield
today for an official diganosis.