Recently, the FDA has approved the use of robotic guidance systems to assist your surgeon with removing and resurfacing only the arthritic part of a knee without sacrificing your entire knee joint. This “least invasive” procedure is performed through a 2-3 … Read the Rest
By Robert Ryles
A knee replacement operation is common today. Many people have undergone this operation to help improve the quality of their lives when it has been blighted by pain and disability from a knee damaged by arthritis or injury.
Knee replacement has become much more common over the past fifteen years or so and the results patients are … Read the Rest
The Posterior Cruciate Ligament is one of the major ligaments in the knee. It provides support and stable movement of the knee. In total knee replacement surgery, the PCL can be kept or removed and this choice depends on the condition of the PCL, the type of knee implant or the type of surgery the surgeon likes to do. Each … Read the Rest
DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: My arthritic knee is killing me most of the time and my family doctor thinks it may be time for a new one. I understand there’s a new total knee replacement procedure that provides a much faster recovery. What can you tell me about this? – Suffering at 60
It’s called the minimally invasive knee … Read the Rest
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
The most common long-term running injury is runners knee, pain behind the knee cap during running. You probably have runner’s knee if your knee cap hurts when you walk or run, particularly when you walk down stairs; and it hurts a lot when you push the kneecap against the bone behind it. It usually does not … Read the Rest
By Nathan Wei
When your knee hurts, getting relief is all that’s on your mind. Getting the right relief, though, depends on knowing what’s wrong. The correct diagnosis will lead to the correct treatment.
Know Your Knee!… Read the Rest