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Types of Knee Implants

Types of Knee Implants

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Implants used in total knee replacement surgery are highly individualized, and there is no single type or size that fits all. Knee implants vary depending on design, materials, and fixation.

Symptoms of Patellar Tendonitis

Symptoms of Patellar Tendonitis

by Holly (SU)
Patellar Tendonitis, better known as “Jumper’s Knee” is a condition caused by damage to the patella tendon just below the kneecap

Why Should You Consider Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Why Should You Consider Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

by Shearly (SU)
Have you or a loved one been battling knee pain that just won’t go away? Have you been to the doctor to determine its cause but haven’t had any luck? If this seems familiar, you may have a condition that can be relieved with arthroscopic knee surgery.

Weak in the Knees:  Regaining Strength with Knee Ligament Reconstruction

Weak in the Knees: Regaining Strength with Knee Ligament Reconstruction

by Shearly (SU)
ACL injuries account for 40% of all sports injuries.1 According to a study by researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), there has been an epidemic of ACL damage among young athletes – with many of these patients requiring subsequent surgeries later in life.2 So, why is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament so susceptible to damage?

Reasons to Consider Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Reasons to Consider Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

by Holly (SU)
Have you or a loved one been battling knee pain that just won’t go away? Have you been to the doctor to determine its cause but haven’t had any luck?

Tackling Long-Term Chronic Pain with Your Orthopedic Team

Tackling Long-Term Chronic Pain with Your Orthopedic Team

by Holly (SU)
Pain is no fun, but do you know what’s worse than pain? Chronic pain.

When You Should See an Orthopedic Surgeon for Knee Pain

When You Should See an Orthopedic Surgeon for Knee Pain

by Natalie (SU)
Knee pain tends to be a common problem for people that are active, have suffered an injury, or have put many years and miles on their legs. The knees bear most of your body weight, every moment that you’re upright, while allowing an extraordinary range of motion. Additional force applied through participation in sports, an auto or other accident, or just wear and tear as we get older can cause knee pain. While some medications and physical therapy can help with pain and reduced mobility, when is it time to see an orthopedic surgeon for knee pain?

Knee Pain Doesn't Mean Surgery: What Are the Alternatives?

Knee Pain Doesn't Mean Surgery: What Are the Alternatives?

by Shearly (SU)
Knee replacement surgery can be a tough decision to make, but it isn’t always necessary right away. Prior to taking the leap towards scheduling a surgical procedure, many orthopedic surgeons will suggest trying all reasonable alternatives to knee surgery. Knee replacement surgery is a very commonly performed procedure that involves the resurfacing of the bones of the knee with metal and plastic pieces or components.

What is a Knee Doctor Called?

What is a Knee Doctor Called?

by Shearly (SU)
The title of “doctor” can be a confusing one. In an emergency, the first question people often ask is: “Is there a doctor in the house?” When you have a medical problem, the advice is always, “Ask your doctor.” Most people automatically assume that “doctor” in this context refers to a physician with a medical degree.

Common Causes for Knee Pain

Common Causes for Knee Pain

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Many people think knee pain only affects older people, but it can affect people of all ages. Whether it's due to arthritis or an injury, it is important to know what has caused the knee pain. Severe knee pain can lead to inflammation and mobility problems. Anyone suffering from knee pain should uncover the exact cause so that it can be treated properly. To understand the common causes of severe knee pain, it helps to know a little about how the knee works.