Knees Feeling the Effects of a Long Summer? Consider Knee Cartilage Reconstruction

Whether you are a major league catcher or a green thumbed gardener, you will likely be feeling the effects of an active summer season in your knees. Over time, excessive bending and stretching can wear down the cartilage in your knees, leaving them susceptible to inflammation and arthritic pain. Certain hobbies and habits are more…

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What Can You Expect After Total Knee Replacement?

Your post-surgical capabilities depend on your pre-surgical fitness level, your rehab, and which sports or activities you intend to resume. Total knee replacement (TKR) is one of the most popular procedures in orthopedic and sports medicine, enabling millions of people to resume an active life. For many patients, it can seem like a miracle. One…

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Vehicle Accident Victims Need a Long-term Outlook

While there are a number of injuries that can result from a vehicle accident, a few principles should guide the patient. First, don’t dismiss those nagging aches and pains. Vehicle accidents, while their numbers have been falling over the past few decades, are still a common cause of neck and back injuries as well as a…

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Knee Pain Can Be Avoided With Proper Exercise

It may be one of the most common problems encountered by active people, afflicting golfers, bicyclists, runners, skiers, tennis players, gardeners, swimmers, and everyone in between. Knees. When those tough little joints start to hurt, everything stops. Suddenly, you can’t push down on a bicycle pedal, can’t even move for fear of tearing something. The…

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Pressure Mounts to Separate Kids & Football

What can you do when your son (or daughter) announces he’s made the football team and all you’ve been hearing is risk, risk, risky business? First, know and understand the risks. The evidence is growing and growing more serious about the longterm effects of football and head injuries. Players who’ve taken a hit to the…

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Total Knee Replacement Achieves New Success

Knee Replacement was once a rather exotic luxury— like traveling to China to see the Great Wall. Today, it’s estimated that two millions Americans are walking around with an artificial knee. One relatively minor flaw in this great success story is that revision surgery has increased for patients in the younger cohort (45 to 64 years…

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Soccer Injuries on the Rise As Game Gains Ground

Soccer is the fastest growing team sport in the United States, and soccer-related injuries are on the upswing. While soccer players suffer fewer traumatic injuries than athletes in other sports, each year about 100,000 children are hurt. Any game that involves running, kicking, twisting and includes other players— as opposed to a solo activity such…

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