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ck in ba ion ct a J Successful ACL surgery enables Jimmy Dabbs of Smithville to still enjoy his favorite pastimes like yard work. ame ays mean ‘g s don’t alw knee injurie over’ immy Dabbs of Smithville tore the ligament in his right knee after jumping off a piece of machinery while at work at Cooper Tire in July 2008. “My leg went to the right and my knee went to the left,” Dabbs says. “I knew I’d done something.” The 50-year-old Dabbs went to Med Serve for evaluation after his injury and was referred to William Pillow, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon on the North Mississippi Medical Center staff. As it turned out, Dabbs tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of four ligaments that are critical to the stability of the knee. When an ACL injury occurs, Dabbs explains, sudden, pivoting movements may become more difficult, and it may make the knee more prone to developing arthritis and cartilage tears. Previously, an injury like the one Dabbs experienced often signaled a significant reduction in a person’s activities and the end of any athletic endeavors. But technological advances and innovations in ACL reconstruction have made it possible to gain full recovery of strength and function in an injured knee. ❋ an advanced procedure Dabbs had surgery on the knee in October 2008 at the North Mississippi Ambulatory Surgery Center, a multispecialty facility and a joint venture between NMMC and physician owners. The center hosts approximately 5,000 procedures a year. vim & vigor • winte r 2 009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Winter 2009 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2009 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Our Newest Addition
Diabetes Check
Model Behavior
Is it a Sign?
Your Heart: The Owner's Manual
Independence Days
Sidney Poitier
The Right Stuff
Watch and Learn
Up to Speed
Shining Stars
Back in Action
Digest This
Healthy Bites
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2009 - North Mississippi