|5/9/03- McElrath Will Conclude Rehab at Home
|As the spring semester concludes Connie is about 4.5 months post
surgery. She has continued to improve with little problems. She
has progressed through most of her plyometric
program. Her remaining goal for the final 6 weeks of her rehab will
be to increase her quad strength and size. She will work on an agility
program at home and conclude her 6 weeks of rehab on a home program.
We expect Connie to recieve unrestricted clearance at about 6 months
post surgery, per her protocol's guidelines.
|3/13/03- McElrath Continues to Breeze through Rehab
|Connie continues to easily progress through her rehab. She has
been jogging and continues to work on stationary hopping patterns
with no problems. Our biggest challenge right now is keeping Connie
compliant with her protocol's restrictions. As we enter spring break
Connie will work on her jogging, hopping, and forward lunges on
|2/25/03- McElrath Begins Jogging
has been doing very well in her rehab. Her Active Range of Motion
(AROM) returned to normal with little difficulty. According to her
physicians protocol she has progressed to the leg press and hip
adduction in the weight room. She was also using the stairmaster
and bike for 30 minutes per day. Her program also includes stationary
pattern hopping. Our goal for Connie is to increase her strength
and size of her quad and hamstring over the coming weeks. She returned
to Dr. Hosea on Tuesday and was cleared to begin jogging in her
|1/9/03- McElrath Begins Rehab at Home
|Connie had her ACL surgery on December 24th (Merry Christmas!).
She had a patellar tendon autograft and Dr. Hosea also cleaned up
her meniscus during the surgery. She began her rehab at home with
a local physical therapy clinic. She will continue this program
until she returns to Stockton and will then continue her rehab with
us. She is presently wearing a Bledsoe brace and full weight bearing
|12/13/02- McElrath Tears ACL
|The preliminary MRI report on Connie's left knee revealed an ACL
tear. She will now return to her orthopedist in central NJ, Dr.
Tim Hosea, MD. Connie had reconstructive ACL surgery on her right
knee in March of 2001.
|12/11/02- McElrath Injures Knee in Paterson
McElrath, a sophomore forward, injured her right knee in a home
game on 11/7 against William Paterson. She twisted her knee when
she was tangled up with an oppenent while competing for a pass.
She felt a "pop" or "crunch" at the time of
the injury. She was removed from the game and a meniscal injury
was suspected at that time. She did not return to the game and was
given instructions for home care overnight.
She returned the following day for re-evaluation in the athletic
training room. A meniscal injury was still suspected and she was
referred to Dr. Steve Zabinski, MD from Shore University Orthopedic
Associates on Tuesday 12/9. Dr. Zabinski also suspected an ACL injury
and she is scheduled for an MRI on Thursday 12/12 to confirm the