Chronic knee pain can increase after an injury, even more so with the development of complex regional pain syndrome. This type of chronic pain is persistent and can make daily life hard to manage. There are ways to control this chronic pain in your knee. Some treatments known to help this condition are physical therapy,

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Monday, 01 April 2019 by

The iliotibial band is a strong, thick band of fibrous tissue that runs along the outside of the leg. It starts at the hip and runs along the outer thigh and attaches on the outside edge of the tibia just below the knee joint. It supports and helps provide stability to the outside of the

Fall-Related Knee Injuries

Friday, 23 November 2018 by

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

Knee Cartilage Restoration

Monday, 03 September 2018 by

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

Torn Meniscus of Knee

Thursday, 26 July 2018 by

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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