Chronic or nagging pain in your knee or hip shouldn’t be ignored, because it could become worse if you do not have it medically evaluated and treated. Depending on the type of joint disease or injury you have, it can severely limit your range of motion and your ability to perform everyday activities – not […]
WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO UNDERGO A TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY?
Chronic knee pain caused by arthritis – especially when walking, hiking, climbing stairs, and even when you’re seated or lying down – is difficult to endure. If conservative treatments such as over-the-counter medication, exercise, physical therapy, or steroid injections fail to alleviate your pain, you may be asked to consider a surgical solution. Total knee […]
Treating a Torn Meniscus Without Surgery
Even if you already know that you have knee arthritis, new knee pain can mean a new problem. If you are experiencing a popping in the joint, or it’s locking, then you might also have an injury to your meniscus – which is a moon-shaped section of cartilage in your knee that is an extra […]
You’ve Recovered from Knee Replacement – Now back to living!
If you’ve lived with the pain and physical limitations of knee arthritis, and then made the decision to undergo a total knee replacement, you are probably ready to reap the benefits of the past few months. Anyone with knee arthritis understands how much it can affect your ability to enjoy life, and to do the […]
How Orthopedic Surgeons Can Treat Knee Arthritis
If you have knee arthritis, you understand how pain and stiffness can affect your ability to do the things that you love to do. Sometimes it can even interfere with the things you need to do. And the truth is that you are not alone. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis or just “arthritis,” is […]
7 Tips for Faster Recovery from Knee Replacement
If you’ve decided to undergo knee replacement surgery, you’re probably looking forward to living an active and pain-free life. As you may already know, osteoarthritis (or degenerative arthritis) resulting from the wear and tear associated with injury or a lifetime of stress on your joints, can create the type of pain that limits activities and […]
Speeding Recovery After Knee Arthroscopy – What You Should Know to Get Back on Your Feet Faster.
You’re scheduled for surgery, have had your preoperative appointment with your orthopedic surgeon and have done all of your labs and preoperative testing. Have you asked all your questions? Do you understand what knee arthroscopic surgery is, what you should expect and how long your recovery should be? Arthroscopic knee surgery allows your surgeon to […]
Partial Knee Replacement vs. Total Knee Replacement
The knee is one of the most complex joints in the human body. It needs to accommodate a wide variety of movements, provide stability, and support the weight of the body. In order for the knee to properly function, it has a layer of cartilage covering the outer surfaces of the bones that forms the […]
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
The knee is the largest joint in the body, and it endures harsh use every day. From the time toddlers begin walking and throughout life, the knees bear the full weight of the body and impact in every step. Your knee supports your actions whether you’re playing sports, jumping and landing, or just walking around […]
Differences Between Women’s Knees and Men’s Knees
There are many differences between men and women – some are obvious, some are much less obvious. While you may think that a knee is a knee, they’re actually quite different between the two genders and even between two people of the same gender. Let’s talk about the many ways in which a typical knee […]