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From joint replacements to knee injuries, Amir Moinfar, M.D., uses state-of-the-art technologies and procedures to help patients return to an active lifestyle, including high school and college athletes in the community.
EK worried that her days as an athlete were over when she tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee. At the time, the Arlington, Va., resident was an accomplished center forward on the Catholic University of America field hockey team.
This type of injury ended careers in the past,” says EK’s doctor, Amir Moinfar, MD, a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at BWMC and an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “With new tools and techniques, we were able to perform minimally invasive surgery and use two of her hamstring tendons to reconstruct her ACL.”
“My recovery and rehabilitation were quicker than I expected,” EK says. “I was able to start practicing the following spring and play in an international competition in Australia the following summer.”