There are around one million knee replacements that happen every year in the United States alone. A majority of people who undergo knee replacement surgery report having far less pain. The average age of a person undergoing knee replacement surgery is 70, although there are patients who have the surgery who are much younger or
Knee joints are critical weight-bearing joints of our body. They are prone to several kinds of injuries from fall, overuse, disproportionate motion or strain, etc. Falls are a common cause of knee injuries. A fall causes the knee to be impacted from the direction of direct impact, which can cause multiple types of injuries –
What is Patellar instability? Patellar instability is a range of conditions. It refers to the kneecap (known in medicine as the patella) sliding out of its groove and dislocating. According to some estimates, it affects 7 in 100 000 US Citizens each and every year. Those who dislocate their kneecap for the first time
Cortisone is a steroid medication that is used to treat inflammation in the body. Your orthopedic surgeon may prescribe cortisone injections reduce inflammation in case of an injury or a chronic condition like knee arthritis. Reduction in inflammation allows pain patients to undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation so that they can return to their pre-injury
Cartilage restoration procedure is used to repair damage cartilage in the knee. Diagnosis Before you undergo cartilage restoration, your orthopedic surgeon will diagnose your injury or condition to determine whether knee cartilage restoration is the right treatment for you. The work up may include an MRI to assess the severity of the injury, its exact
What are menisci? The medial and lateral menisci are two large C-shaped cartilages that are positioned on the top of the tibia bone in the knee joint. Torn meniscus It can be damaged because of a single event or it can gradually wear out because of age and overuse, causing degenerative tears. A torn
Shoulder and knee replacement surgeries are complex procedures. Fortunately, advanced technology and surgical techniques allow the orthopedic surgeons to achieve targeted outcomes in a minimally invasive and highly effective manner. Yet the key to success in any joint replacement surgery lies in the skill and expertise of the orthopedic surgeon. Thus, it makes sense for
Knee are large, complex, versatile joints. This makes them particularly prone to injury, especially among athletes and active individuals. However, you can avoid injury if you know the risks. The Knee Joint – Structure and Function The knee joint is where 4 separate bones – the femur, the tibia, the fibula, and the patella meet.
If you’re a sporty type you might have heard of friends tearing their meniscus, or suffering a meniscal tear as part of their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. But what is a meniscal tear and who is at risk of suffering the injury? What is a meniscal tear? There are two menisci found
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Despite the long-term success of Total Knee Replacement (TKR), in some case, it can fail over time due to various reasons. The most common reason for TKR failure is wearing out, dislocation and fracture of the replacement artificial joint. Any of these can cause your knee to become swollen, stiff, unstable and painful. If this
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