knee

Normal Knee vs OA Knee – What’s different inside? A normal knee functions without problems. Normal cartilage provides smooth surface so bones can move easily across each other. The “OA” knee – OA stands for Osteoarthritis – is most of the time completely worn away, eroded cartilage may cause bones to scrape painfully against each…

arthritis in the knee

Arthritis in the knees typically refers to osteoarthritis, a progressive wearing away of the cartilage that cushions the bones in the knee joint. The condition affects an estimated 14 million adults who experience knee arthritis symptoms such as pain and stiffness. But osteoarthritis doesn’t have to sideline you. It can be treated effectively with proper…

ligament

ACL Reconstruction – General Surgical Post-OP Protocol  So, you just had ACL reconstruction surgery. It’s a pretty serious procedure. And you need to take the post-op protocol seriously. Here is some advise on what to do after your ACL reconstruction. A. Immediate Post-OP Protocol: You will be scheduled as a short stay surgery patient. This…

ACL

ACL tears in young children are on the rise. While reconstructive surgery is usually used in adults, non-operative treatment is recommended for children, at least initially. While a child is still growing, their joints are very different than a fully-grown adult. They are different anatomically and physiologically in many ways.  Children knee injuries including Anterior…

ligament injuries

Ligament Injuries: A comprehensive study of how these injuries should be treated Let’s talk about ligament injuries. Ligaments attach bone to bone and provide stability to a joint. An injury to the ligament is called a sprain. There are three grades of ligament injuries: Grade I sprain is an injury to the substance of the…

Irap

IRAP Therapy helps with knee pain and osteoarthritis IRAP Therapy – ever heard of it? – It’s a therapy that helps to reduce inflammation in a joint using your own blood. IRAP therapy is often used to manage chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis It can help reduce inflammation. At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic…

ACL

ACL injuries are tears or sprains of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — one of the strong bands of tissue that help connect your thigh bone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, jumping and landing — such as soccer, basketball, football…

Knee Pain

ACL tears in young children are on the rise. While reconstructive surgery is usually used in adults, non-operative treatment is recommended for children, at least initially. While a child is still growing, their joints are very different than a fully-grown adult. They are different anatomically and physiologically in many ways.  Children knee injuries including Anterior…

surgery

Surgery planned? – You should read this first! Before a recommendation for surgery is made, a trial of non-operative treatment is usually appropriate. Non-operative treatment may include activity modification, braces, orthotics, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment and or injections depending on the condition for which you are being treated. Right before you decide on surgery, you…

Knee Pain

Knee Injections might be a great way you can get rid of your knee pain without surgery. This is what a healthy knee looks like: No question, our knees are delicate instruments. And we abuse them on a daily basis. Knee pain is not fun. But you can effectively manage your pain with treatments at…

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