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William Spector

New York, NY

Injury: Kneecap dislocation and torn MPFL

Surgery: MPFL reconstruction

Will dislocated his kneecap during the first football game of his freshman year of high school and was out for the season. After rehab, he made it through three seasons of sports before the injury reoccurred.

We went to see Dr. Peter Fabricant at HSS, who said his MPFL had been partially torn and weakened and there was a very high likelihood of recurring dislocations if we left it as is. He recommended MPFL reconstruction, which involves replacing the damaged ligament with a hamstring tendon graft. Since sports are a significant part of Will’s life and because he has hopes of playing beyond high school, it was a relatively easy decision for us to go ahead with the surgery.

Dr. Fabricant performed the surgery in mid-February then six months of rehab followed. Dr. Fabricant cleared him for football in August just in time for pre-season practice! Will plays safety for a team who has won the state championship the past two years and is in the playoffs again this year. This is a photo of him recovering a fumble.

Without sports Will’s life would not be the same, so thank you, Dr. Fabricant for getting him Back in the Game! We are forever grateful!