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  • Treatment and Recovery Time for MCL Tears

    The medial collateral ligament (MCL) on the inner side of the knee is most often torn when there is a force that strikes the outside of the knee. The MCL attempts to resist widening of the joint and tears if the force is too great. When this happens, you face a recovery time of weeks to months, depending on the grade of the MCL tear.

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  • Follow-Up Appointments After Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

    After undergoing joint replacement surgery, such as hip replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery, there will be a number of follow-up appointments with your orthopedic surgeon to ensure that your recovery is proceeding as anticipated. While most people are interested in the actual surgical procedure, the vast majority of your appointments with your surgeon will be during this postoperative recovery process.

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  • Should You Get a Partial Knee Replacement?

    Partial knee replacement isn’t for everyone — and there are trade-offs. But for people who meet the criteria, there are advantages.

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  • Kneecap Dislocation

    A dislocation of the kneecap occurs when the patella comes completely out of its groove on the end of the thigh bone (femur), and comes to rest on the outside of the knee joint. Kneecap dislocations usually occur as a significant injury the first time the injury occurs, but the kneecap may dislocate much more easily thereafter.

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  • Osteoporosis: Researchers find another possible risk factor

    Osteoporosis affects millions of people around the world, and it is not possible to change some of the primary risk factors, such as aging. However, more and more environmental risk factors are coming to light, and air pollution appears to be one of them.

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  • Chondromalacia Patellae Symptoms and Treatment

    Chondromalacia patellae is a term used to describe the damage or softening of the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. It is similar to patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee) in which the pain is felt under and around the kneecap. This condition is common among young athletics but may also occur in older adults who have arthritis of the knee.

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  • Common Cause of Pain With Hip Bursitis

    Hip bursitis is a common problem that causes pain over the outside of the upper thigh and hip joint. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that allows smooth motion between two surfaces.

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  • Decision aids may not reduce odds of hip, knee arthroplasty

    Use of decision aids developed for shared decision-making does not appear to reduce the odds of hip and knee arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the January issue of Health Affairs.

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  • Smart knee bandage for relief of arthrosis patients

    "Anthrokinemat," a smart knee bandage, is intended to support arthrosis patients in determining the right amount of daily exercise. All relevant data on the strains of the joints are collected and transferred to the patient's mobile phone.

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  • Playing Sports After Knee Replacement

    Many patients having joint replacement surgery are curious about which activities are safe to perform after their surgical procedure. While doctors often recommend specific sports which should be safe and those to avoid, there is remarkably little scientific information about which are safe. Most advice is based on opinion rather than on actual data. That said, there are some guidelines to help patients determine which activities are safe.

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