Knee Problems and Injuries

When Your Knee Hurts When your knees are working smoothly, you give them little thought. But you rely on them to walk, climb, kneel, and even sit. With all they do, it's no wonder they are at risk for pain and injury. Knee problems can occur at any age and in many ways. This booklet [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Meniscus Tears

A sudden twist or repeated squatting can cause a meniscus tear. You may notice pain, swelling, or a locking of the knee. You may also hear a "clunking" sound. If not corrected, the tear can lead to more serious problems, such as arthritis. Treatment Possible treatments include: Medicine to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. A [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Osteoarthritis

As we age, knee cartilage can crack and wear away. This damage is called osteoarthritis. The damage can also be triggered by injury or disease. As healthy cartilage tears away, you may notice aching, stiffness, or pain. You might also notice swelling or a feeling of grinding. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but treatment [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Patellar Tracking Disorder

Your Patella on the Move When your leg is on the move, your patella is on the move, too. It slides up and down its track on the thigh bone. But if your patella slides "off track" -- even just a little - it can result in pain and damages to your knee. When Your [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Fixing your ACL tear

Knee Ligament Surgery The type of surgery you have depends on your injuries. ACL surgery may be done using arthroscopy. This technique uses small incisions. It usually means a faster recovery and less scarring than with open surgery. Repairing MCL injuries requires open surgery. ACL Surgery The most common type of surgery for an ACL [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Fractures

Fractures A severe blow or injury may fracture (break, crack, or chip) the kneecap or the ends of the bones around it. You may notice severe pain and swelling. You may be unable to move your knee or put weight on the injured leg. Treatment Possible treatments include: A brace or cast to keep the [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Fixing Your Knee

Your Medical Exam To pinpoint the cause of your knee problem, your doctor will need to know how the problem started and what your symptoms are. You will be asked questions and have a physical exam. Tests, such as x-rays, may also be ordered. Medical History Your doctor will ask about your health history and [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

A Strong Knee for an Active Life

To overcome patella pain, you need to stick with your treatment program. Keeping up with your program after you finish rehab will help maintain the strength and flexibility of the muscles that support your knee. This increases your chances of remaining active for many years to come. Inside Your Knee A healthy knee moves easily. [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs

Management of partial thickness, full thickness, and massive rotator cuff tears continue to challenge the orthopedic surgeon. Recent advances in surgical techniques have evolved into complete arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs. The evolution of the all arthroscopic rotator cuff repair has been attributed to the ability of surgeon to recognize rotator cuff patterns, tendon immobilization and [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

ACL Injury Prevention is Key

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly disrupted ligaments in the knee. Despite an explosion of information on ACL tears and reconstructive techniques, little had been done in the prevention of such injuries. Female athletes, especially those involved in soccer, volleyball, and basketball have a 2-8x risk if sustaining an ACL [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|