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Why Do My Knees Buckle?

Knee instability may be a sign of a serious condition, such as arthritis or a torn ACL. If your knees are buckling, consider making an appointment with your doctor to pinpoint the cause.

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An In-Depth Guide to Medial Knee Pain: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

If you’re experiencing knee pain, you may have a meniscal tear. Our orthopedic experts explain what causes this injury and what you can expect during your recovery.

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What is the Difference Between a Sprain and a Strain?

Learn the difference between a sprain and a strain, and how you can prevent these painful injuries.

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How to Prevent the Most Common Knee Injuries in Basketball

We take a look at the main risk factors for knee injuries in basketball and how you can protect yourself on the court.

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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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Are You at a High Risk of Suffering a Patellar Dislocation?

As one of the body’s workhorse joints, the knee is essential to a vast range of sports and activities. Since it does so much heavy lifting, however, it’s also susceptible to an array of injuries. One knee injury that can be particularly devastating to athletes is a patellar dislocation. The patella (or kneecap) is a small […]

An In-Depth Look at the 6 Most Common Knee Injuries

An In-Depth Look at the 6 Most Common Knee Injuries

As the largest joint in the body, the knee is essential to many basic activities, including walking, playing sports, and simply sitting down. Since the knee is so intrinsic to our mobility, however, it’s much more prone to injury than other joints in the body — making proper care all the more important. To help you better […]

Predictors for ACL Injuries Differ Between Men and Women

Predictors for ACL Injuries Differ Between Men and Women

New research indicates that women are more likely than men to suffer an ACL tear.

New Research Lays Out the Key to Injury Prevention

Brooklyn Nets Star D’Angelo Russell Opts for Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to treat an injury that cut short his excellent first season with the team.

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Are You at Risk for a Knee Injury?

Whether you’re an athlete or just an active person, the knees play a critical role in our everyday lives: most basic motions wouldn’t be possible without them, and they’re no less indispensable for more high-impact activities such as running and weightlifting. Because the knees serve so many diverse functions, injuries to them can completely disrupt a patient’s […]

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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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QB Deshaun Watson Suffers ACL Tear: What Does It Mean?

Texans quarterback and rookie legend, Deshaun Watson, suffered a crushing injury during practice that has cut short one of the most memorable NFL career starts fans and players have ever seen. Watson underwent an MRI to determine the extent of injury to his right knee. Orthopedists ruled out surgery for his torn right ACL, but did estimate at least 8-9 […]

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Soccer Injuries: Shinbone Fractures

Sudden impacts, especially a kick to the shin with cleats that we often see in soccer, can cause tibia fractures. A shinbone fracture is a serious injury that can cause pain not only in the leg but in the knee and ankle as well. You may have a shinbone fracture if you experience any of […]

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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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Preventing ACL Tears This Ski Season

It’s finally feeling like ski season and all types of skiers, from the recreational to the avid, are preparing to hit the slopes. There is excitement and fun that fills most experiences. Unfortunately, injuries do occur and typically it is not thought about until it becomes a reality. The Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) is the most common […]

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