Knee1 Headlines

Skier Street Undergoes Cartilage Repair

Printer Friendly Version     Email this Article     Links/Reprints

Skier Street Undergoes Cartilage Repair

Skier Street Undergoes Cartilage Repair

November 15, 2000

By Tom Keppeler, Knee1 Staff

Picabo Street's grand re-entrance to professional skiing will be delayed at least two weeks while she recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Street, the reigning women's Olympic Super-G champion and two-time World Cup champion, underwent surgery November 14 in Vail. While at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Street had a tear in her cartilage repaired.

Street is no stranger to knee troubles. In a World Cup Finals race in 1998, she crashed, breaking her right leg and tearing her Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Street has rehabilitated the knee ever since, and resumed training about six months ago. She hoped to compete in several World Cup events this season, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

According to the AP, Street will miss next week's super-G race in Aspen. U.S. Ski Team officials could not tell if her 2000 World Cup debut would be Nov. 30 in Lake Louise, Alberta, or Dec. 6 in Val d'Isere, France.

"She will miss Aspen and, from there, it's hard to say," U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly told the AP Wednesday. "Her return had never been definite. Whether she's back for Lake Louise or Val d'Isere is really up in the air."

Kelly also said the skier was recovering well from the routine operation.

Picture courtesy of PicturesNow.com.

Previous Stories

New Artificial Knee Material Gets FDA Approval Sulzer expects the part to last longer other implants.

Knee Sprain May Force Thomas to Retire

Jaguars Linebacker Nickerson Undergoes Arthroscopy

more Feature Stories


Does Creatine cause Hair Loss?
By singhnri123
more more Blogs RSS

5 days post op ACL surgery - strange horrible pain
By dadoody

Posted: Jul 16, 2018
I'm 12 years post op, but I remember that pain. I stretched out the percocet and vicodin for about 1 or 1.5 weeks I think. It prevented pain, but I couldn't poop for a week.  Maybe they can ...

more more Forums

Female Sport Injury
Female Sports Injuries
Learn about the increase in sports injuries among women, the causes, treatment ...
more more Featured Videos

Dr. Robert Klapper

Dr. Robert Klapper:

Preventing Knee Surgery
  more Heroes
  nominate a Hero
  Hero policy