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Things To Know About Knee Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, and the knee is often one of the most commonly affected joints. Most widely known as wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis in the knee happens when the natural cushioning between joints and the cartilage wears away. When this happens, it causes the joint surfaces to become rougher, causing the … Read more

Understanding Meniscus Tears

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A meniscus is a piece of cartilage in your knee that cushions and stabilizes the joint. The purpose of the meniscus is to protect your bones from wear and tear; surprisingly, it only takes a twist of your knee to tear the meniscus. Occasionally a part of the cartilage will break off and catch in … Read more

How Do You Know If You Need Knee Replacement Surgery?

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When your knee is severely damaged and affecting your quality of life, it is time to consider knee replacement surgery. Those suffering from knee pain for an extended period may consider talking with your orthopedic surgeon to help decide if or when you would benefit from a knee replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty. Doctors … Read more

What To Know About Osteoarthritis

treatment of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects the joints when the cartilage, which is the protective tissue that cushions the ends of the bones and gradually deteriorates. The bones and joints rub together, causing stiffness, pain, and other symptoms. Osteoarthritis (OA) can occur in any joint, with the most commonly affected in the hands, fingers, shoulders, hips, knee, and spine, … Read more

What Is An Achilles Tendon Rupture?

Achilles tendon rupture

The Achilles tendon is a large band that connects the heel cone to the calf muscle; it lifts the heel off the ground and is essential for walking. When it tears or ruptures, it becomes challenging to walk without pain. The Achilles tendon connects the muscles in the back of the calf to your heel … Read more

What is Unicondylar (Unicompartmental) Knee Replacement?

Unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) is a procedure that has gained popularity over the past few years, used to treat patients with arthritis confined to one compartment of their knee. This means that the entire knee may not be affected, only one small area which is treated locally with reduced impact on the surrounding tissues and … Read more

Things to Know About MCL Injury

If you or someone close to you is particularly active or involved with sports, you’re probably all too aware of how easy it is to injure oneself in a variety of ways during any kind of strenuous physical activity. Hopefully, the situation never arises, but if it does, you’ll want to be as informed as … Read more