knee replacement

Bones Creaking: Joints Are Noisy… Get Used to It

The older we get, the more likely we are to hear sounds often described as creaking bones or creaking joints. The medical term is crepitus. If it’s just noise, don’t be alarmed. Noise accompanied by pain or swelling, however, is a problem.
What Causes the Sounds?
Several things can cause noise around … Read More

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

If you have injured yourself—be it a sprained or strained muscle, a torn ligament, or a broken bone—or if you have a physical condition that affects your joint flexibility and mobility, you may be tempted to take to your bed in order to alleviate your discomfort and recover your strength. … Read More

What Is a Torn PCL?

When it comes to knee injuries, we often hear of tears or sprains of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), MCL (medial collateral ligament), or LCL (lateral collateral ligament). There's also the sprained or torn PCL—the posterior cruciate ligament. In fact, the biggest and strongest of the four ligaments in the … Read More

Meniscus Tear: Does It Require Surgery?

A meniscus tear, one of the most common knee injuries, can be the result of osteoarthritis-related degeneration, an injury caused by twisting or a sudden stop, or a blow to the knee. The risk increases with age, being overweight, or both.

The meniscus is a crescent-shaped cartilage pad between … Read More

Knee Replacement Alternatives

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a bumpy road, so to speak. There’s the joint stiffness that you struggle to overcome each morning. Then, throughout the day, every step and every ounce of force you place on your arthritic knee can trigger pain that limits your activities. If you’re one of … Read More

Total Hip Replacement Precautions: Optimize Your Outcomes

Many patients who come to seek hip replacement surgery have reached the breaking point with their hip arthritis. Their pain is nearly incessant, their functionality is greatly diminished, and their quality of life is abysmal. But everything changes once they go under the knife. Indeed, a total hip replacement can be … Read More

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