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All Posts in Category: Knee Injuries & Treatments

Timing of Common ACL Postoperative Milestones

Many patients and healthcare providers have questions regarding the timing of certain milestones after ACL surgery. The following time points are evidence-based, but will vary from patient to patient. These findings are also based on isolated ACL reconstruction, and will be different if additional procedures are performed at the same time (meniscus repair, cartilage restoration, […]

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Can Knee Injections Cure Knee Arthritis?

Knee arthritis and cartilage wear has traditionally been considered an uncurable condition. In fact, the only consistently successful treatment whas a total knee replacement. Although knee replacements are a good option for severe arthritis, they require a large surgery, a prolonged recorvery course, and are usually associated with temporary, but significant, postoperative pain. Fortunately, advances in medical knowledge and technology have produced some very promising non-surgical treatments for knee arthritis. While there may not be a cure for arthritis yet, many of these treatments have shown potential to delay the need for knee replacement surgery.

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Meniscal Root Tear

Meniscal Root Tear Overview The meniscus is a very important piece of cartilage in the knee. It is shaped like a “C” and it serves to cushion and stabilize the knee. In recent years the importance of the meniscus “root” has become more apparent.

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Anterolateral Ligament (ALL) and Anterolateral Complex

Overview of the Anterolateral Complex and the Anterolateral Ligament In 2013, the New York Times and several other media outlets touted the discovery of a “new” knee ligament, the anterolateral ligament (ALL). In reality, the discovery was not new, but more of a “rediscovery” of a ligament that had been described in 1879 by a […]

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Visco – Synvisc, Euflexxa, Supartz, Orthovisc, Gelsyn

Osteoarthritis of the knee is the leading cause of disability in the United States. While there is no cure for it, there are many treatment options available to help restore function and help with pain relief. Osteoarthritis is a pain that develops slowly over time, causing symptoms such as inflammation, tenderness, and stiffness.   In the […]

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Cartilage Restoration Procedures

Overview Articular cartilage is the material that lines the ends of bones within the joint. It provides lubrication and protection to the underlying bone, and allows smooth motion of the joint. Cartilage has poor blood supply, and once injured, it does not heal readily. Traditionally, there were very few successful treatments for cartilage damage except […]

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Running Injuries

Running provides numerous health benefits, but overuse injuries can hamper a regular running routine. The key to successful treatment of running injuries is proper diagnosis and development of an individualized treatment plan that will allow for a full recovery and return to regular running. In addition to a thorough history and physical exam, further diagnostic […]

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Meniscus Tear

The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that serves as the shock absorber in your knee. It is important to keep your knee stable and to protect the health of your knee. The meniscus can be torn during a twisting or impact injury to your knee, or it can develop a tear over time […]

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