KNEE

Why Your Knee Hurts

Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) The ACL crosses from back of the femur to the front of the tibia. It acts as a strong support for your knee. But the ACL can be injured if you [...]

Bursititis & Tendon Injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) The ACL crosses from back of the femur to the front of the tibia. It acts as a strong support for your knee. But the ACL can be injured if you [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]