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An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Chronic Knee Pain

Chronic knee pain is a common problem that can greatly impact your quality of life. This pain may be the result of sports injuries that have never fully healed, such as dislocations, torn ligaments, or meniscus tears (ruptures of the cartilage). In other cases, a disease like gout, rheumatoid arthritis, or bone cancer may be to blame. Overuse or long-term […]

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What You Should Know If Your Orthopedic Surgeon Recommends a Knee Arthroscopy

A knee arthroscopy is a micro-invasive surgical procedure that can be used to treat many different conditions in the knee. The most common reason for a knee arthroscopy is to treat a torn meniscus. If your orthopedic surgeon recommends a knee arthroscopy for your torn meniscus, here are some things you should know before you […]

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Football Injuries: Kneecap (Patellar) Dislocation

Athletes in high impact sports or sports that require a lot of running and jumping are prone to knee injuries. Kneecap dislocations most often happen as a result of trauma, such as when a football player is tackled or a soccer players falls hard on his knees. The kneecap, or patella, is referred to as dislocated when […]

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The Truth About Knee Osteoarthritis

It occurs nearly every day in the office. There is almost always someone that I have to inform that they have the degenerative disease: Knee Osteoarthritis. It sounds like such a scary diagnosis to a patient. Many patients, when they hear this, feel that this is the beginning of getting old or the start of […]

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The Truth About Meniscal Knee Injuries

Meniscus tears are common in young or middle-age athletes after sports injuries, or can happen in later age without any injury as a wear and tear process of the knee. There are two menisci in the knee: the medial (inner) and lateral (outer side of knee). It is a ‘C’-shaped rubber-type cushion in knee which […]

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Basketball Injuries: Jumper’s Knee

Weekend warriors and basketball veterans alike often experience knee pain, especially a specific sports injury referred to as “Jumper’s Knee”.  Otherwise known as “patellar tendonitis”, Jumper’s Knee is an inflammation or injury of the patellar tendon, the cord-like tissue that connects the kneecap to the shinbone. There are two ways to look at this: On […]

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PFPS Is The Most Common Culprit Of Knee Pain

The very most common reason for knee pain that any orthopedic surgeon sees is Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Miraculously, it is the least understood knee condition. I’m sure nearly all of you have had some component of this condition but many of us suffer with it on a consistent basis. The most common complaint with PFPS is a […]

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Weightlifting Injuries: Patellar Tendinitis

Knee pain is a common ailment for all athletes but weightlifters are especially prone to pain developing in the kneecap. This is frequently caused by a condition known as patellar tendonitis, which is essentially inflammation of the patellar tendon located directly under the kneecap. Patellar Tendinitis is often caused by squats, especially sumo position squats. To prevent patellar tendinitis, it […]

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Total Knee Replacements For Chronic Knee Pain

Total knee replacements are one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. It can help relieve pain and restore motion and function in severely damaged knee joints. During knee replacement surgery, the damaged cartilage is removed from the femur (thighbone), tibia (shinbone) […]

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Knee Conditions: What Is Pes Anserine Tendonitis?

There are many possible conditions that may be causing the knee pain you feel when you work out, climb stairs, or stretch. One common knee condition you may not know that you have is called Pes Anserine. This is tendonitis of a specific tendon at the inside of your knee that usually causes bursitis as […]

The Truth About Knee Pain

The Truth About Knee Pain

If you don’t have some sort of knee pain yet, you probably will. 15 million Americans visit their orthopedists every year for knee pain. A vast majority of athletes, regular exercisers, and simply middle-aged patients are diagnosed with a torn ACL, runner’s knee, or arthritic knee joints.With the knee being such a common place for injury, it’s […]

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