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Movement Fix Podcast
Episode# 113

The Meniscus and Knee Replacements

Guest: Dave Marcu, MD, CSCS

Topics We Discuss:

  • Knee anatomy from a surgeon’s perspective
  • Meniscus tears and which ones can heal
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Knee replacements and exercise selection

In this Episode

Dr. Dave Marcu, MD, CSCS joins me on this episode to discuss knees.

One of the coolest things about talking with a surgeon about movement and fitness is they actually get inside the body and have the best anatomical knowledge of anyone.

In this conversation, we start by talking about the anatomy of the knee and how Dave thinks about the knee.

We then get into a discussion on anatomical variations that exist that create knee varus and knee valgus deformities.

We follow that up with a discussion on the meniscus, what it does, which tears are fixable and which need surgery, and the long term pros/cons of surgery.

Lastly, we discuss knee replacements (or perhaps better called 'knee resurfacing' as you'll hear Dave explain). We discuss how surgeons perform this procedure, how they fit the knee correctly, and the considerations for training people who have had a knee replacement.

Dr. Marcu is a busy guy and I am thankful for his time coming on the podcast. Thanks Dave!

About Dr. Dave Marcu


  • Orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Pain Free Performance Specialist Functional Anatomy Instructor
  • Previously served as an Associate Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Fundamentals in Arthroscopy course

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