Play Tennis? What You Need to Know About Jumper’s Knee

Jumpers Knee

If you love to play tennis, then you should learn all about patellar tendinitis, or jumper’s knee, which is the most common knee injury tennis players experience. This injury is also common in players of other sports that involve jumping on a hard surface on a frequent basis, such as basketball. This condition is easy…

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Noyes Systematic Review Shows 18% Reinjury Rate

Read Article Authors: Sue Barber-Westin, BS and Frank R. Noyes, MD Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) is frequently performed in patients younger than 20 years whose goal is to return to sport (RTS). Varying reinjury rates have been reported, and the factors responsible are unclear. Studies differ with regard to age, graft type, surgical…

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Partial and Total Knee Replacement: How Are They Different?

Strong, healthy knees are important for your mobility. Unfortunately, the knee joint is easily injured and is susceptible to damage from arthritis. Any damage or injury to the knee is painful and may limit your daily activities. Depending on which part of your knee is damaged, you may have the option of either a total…

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Now Available! Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction Textbook

Now Available: Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction and Other Knee Operations: Limiting the Risk of Reinjury and Maximizing Athletic Performance textbook. Dr. Noyes and Sue Barber-Westin, along with over 15 guest contributors, are preparing a new textbook, Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction and Other Knee Operations: Limiting the Risk of Reinjury and Maximizing…

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Knee Deep in Pain? 5 Mistakes to Avoid

If you have experienced pain in your knees and you have wondered how to ease your discomfort, think about your lifestyle and habits to make a few changes. Some aspects of your daily routine or even your weight may contribute to your knee problems. Fortunately, many of the contributing factors can be corrected. Here are…

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Patellar Dislocation in Children: What Parents Need to Know

PatellarDislocation

The first time your child experiences a patellar dislocation, also called a kneecap dislocation, it can be a scary experience for you and your child. Your child may have pain and the leg may buckle, resulting in a fall. Understanding what causes a patellar dislocation, knowing its symptoms, and being aware of the treatments available…

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2 Reasons Parenting Puts You at Risk for Knee Problems

You love your little ones endlessly, but parenting is no walk in the park. In addition to putting a tremendous strain on your time and resources, studies have shown that parenting can take a toll on physical health because parents shift their attention elsewhere. Unfortunately, tiny tots at home could also be harmful to your…

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Create a Comfortable, Safe Home for Knee Surgery Candidates

Safe Home for Knee Surgery Candidates

Studies show that most patients recover as well at home after knee surgery as they do at a rehabilitation facility. Many people return to their houses a few days after their procedure. Simple changes around the house can reduce the risk of further damage to your knee before surgery and make your home more comfortable…

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Treatment Options for Torn Meniscus Injuries

Treatment Options for Torn Meniscus Injuries

Any time you take part in any kind of active sports, you face the risk of injury. A meniscus tear is a common type of injury sustained this way. In severe cases, a meniscus tear requires a complete knee replacement to fix. However, there are some alternative treatments for cases that are not as severe.…

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