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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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New Research Article on Female ACL Injuries

Dr. Burnham co-authored a research study with Dr. Vonda Wright on female ACL tears. Dr. Wright is an orthopaedic surgeon who is an expert in sports medicine and fitness. This article reviews the most recent research on ACL injuries in female athletes. The rate of anterior cruciate ligament injuries is on the rise in female athletes. It is important that ACL surgery is not done on a “one-size-fits-all” basis, but rather must be individualized for each patient. ACL rehabilitation programs should target the hip, core, and trunk neuromuscular control. A team approach including the surgeon, athletic trainer, physical therapist, coach, family, and patient is paramount to success.

The research study was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine.

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New Research Article on the Anterolateral Complex of the Knee

Dr. Burnham co-authored a research study with Dr. Freddie Fu, Dr. Volker Musahl, Dr. Elmart Herbst, and Dr. Marcio Albers on a hot topic in sports medicine. The research article describes the complex anatomy and function of the anterolateral knee, including the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and the anterolateral complex, which have received much focus in recent media stories. These anatomical structures play an important role in knee stability, especially in the setting of ACL injury and ACL reconstruction in athletes.

The research study was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine.

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Knee Protocols

Handouts ACL Patient Handout (AAOS Presentation) General Knee and Quad Home Exercises   Protocols Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction – Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction – BTB Autograft Meniscus Repair – Postoperative Instructions Meniscus Repair – Postoperative Rehabilitation Protocol Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) – Nonoperative Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Repair – Postoperative Posterior Cruciate […]

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PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma

Overview of PRP Of all the orthobiologic treatments, PRP has turned out to be the early star in the sports medicine world. It is affordable, low-risk, and effective. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is derived from one’s own blood, and contains a supraphysiologic concentration of platelets, healing enzymes, and growth factors. Although platelets are usually thought […]

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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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Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications Burnham JM, Bradley JP. (2018) MRI Findings Are Only One Part of the Equation in National Football League Athletes: Shoulder Instability in Contact Athletes. Arthroscopy. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.07/026. PMID: 29304983. Unger RZ, Burnham JM, Gammon L, Malempati CS, Jacobs CA, Makhni EC. (2018) The Responsiveness of Patient-Reported Outcome Tools in Shoulder Surgery is Dependent […]

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