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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?

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.

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.

Could Your Sports Career Lead to Knee Pain?

Could Your Sports Career Lead to Knee Pain?

by Rismary Cabrera
The knee is made up of bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, all working as one. The knee sits in the middle of three bones: the tibia (your shinbone), the femur (your thigh bone), and the patella (the kneecap). The patella is a flat, round bone that protects the knee joint. Your knees provide stability and allow your legs to bend, swivel, and straighten. Due to their intricacies, the hip and knee joints are the least stable in the body, susceptible to accelerated aging, deterioration, strain, and repetitive injuries. If the knee becomes injured, it can be due to many different things, but your sports career is a common one.

Is Kinesiology Tape Effective for Knee Pain?

Is Kinesiology Tape Effective for Knee Pain?

by Rismary Cabrera
Kinesiology is the study and science of human movement. It is a means of prevention, management, and performance. It’s well-known that exercise and physical activity are key to a healthy life. Kinesiologists are experts in exercise and the body’s motion, with the goal of educating and helping people move better, live longer and be healthier.