Knee Surgery Articles & Stories :

Are Unnecessary Knee Arthroscopies Still Being Conducted?

Are Unnecessary Knee Arthroscopies Still Being Conducted?

According to the Medical Journal of Australia, arthroscopies are still being performed on people with osteoarthritis of the knee, despite evidence suggesting the effectiveness of the surgical procedure for treating the condition. Read More


Preserving Osteoarthritic Knees

Preserving Osteoarthritic Knees

If you have knee osteoarthritis, with all of loss of movement and pain that follows, it's likely your doctor has suggested arthroscopic surgery. This procedure involves the surgeon inserting a scope into the knee and cleaning out loose bits of bone and smoothing out rough cartilage. However, t... Read More


Ligament Material That is Bio-Strong

Ligament Material That is Bio-Strong

Football players, skiers, tennis players and anyone with an active lifestyle all fear a cruciate ligament injury. When knee ligaments are damaged the patient often has to undergo surgery to restore the stability of the joint. Read More


Cutting-Edge Knee-Replacement Gadgets

Cutting-Edge Knee-Replacement Gadgets

Medicine is ever advancing - and that includes orthopedic medicine, which has now developed gender-specific artificial knees that match the subtle anatomical differences between men and women. Technicians have also produced a computer program to assist orthopedic surgeons in correctly positio... Read More


Young Athletes Avoid Injuries With Warm-up Routines

Young Athletes Avoid Injuries With Warm-up Routines

A simple set of new warm-up exercises provides young athletes considerable protection against season-ending knee injuries, according to a recent sports-medicine study. The findings, presented by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, were published in the American Journ... Read More


Age Dropping for Arthritis Onset

Age Dropping for Arthritis Onset

Arthritis, which affects nearly 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lives, is usually thought of as a disorder afflicting mainly older people. But doctors have been seeing it cropping up in younger and younger people. “We don’t really know why, but we’re seeing... Read More


One-Sixth of Knee Cartilage Treatments Need Redoing

One-Sixth of Knee Cartilage Treatments Need Redoing

More than one in six patients who receive an implant of their own tissue to repair knee cartilage damage must undergo repeat surgery, a recent study found. Doctors conduct the well-established surgical procedure, known as autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), by removing cartilage cells ... Read More


Synthetic Bone May Assist Implant Surgery

Synthetic Bone May Assist Implant Surgery

British scientists have created a dissolvable ceramic bone substitute that, through a technique for building automobile catalytic converters, can be made highly porous so that natural bone cells can infiltrate it and use it as scaffolding for regrowing actual bone. The new material, which is ... Read More


Alternative to Knee Replacement

Alternative to Knee Replacement

For 25 years Robert Reid kept active by practicing karate, playing football, softball, and basketball. But, his love for sports took a toll on his body. Robert developed arthritis in his knees and would need surgery. Read More


ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

If you're at all a sports fan, or an athlete yourself, you've probably heard of the anterior cruciate ligament. It's commonly injured. Now a new study shows what happens to NFL players who are sidelined by their acl's, and it's not good news for players or fans and the owners. Now, a ligament... Read More



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