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Makoplasty Robotic partial knee resurfacing is a less invasive solution designed to restore the feeling of a natural knee.

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Which Knee Injection is “Better” for Knee Arthritis?

May 11, 2017

Have you tried taking oral medications for your knee arthritis but to no avail? Are you not getting the relief that you need from these meds? A knee injection can be a great option. Injection is beneficial to patients who had no relief from taking medications but are not quite ready to undergo surgery. Since […]

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Total Knee Replacement After ACL Reconstruction

May 5, 2017

Suffering from a knee injury or advanced arthritis in the knee makes it hard for one to perform even simple activities like walking. Some still feel pain and discomfort even when lying down or sitting. In some cases, using walking supports and taking medications may be helpful. However, some consider total knee replacement as a […]

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Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis and Focal Cartilage Defects

May 2, 2017

Stem cell therapy is a modern and novel procedure which is used to treat certain orthopedic knee )conditions and diseases. It makes use of stem cells, most commonly those derived from the patient’s bone marrow. This therapy works by adding new cells to the defected, diseased or damaged knee. Stem cells are helpful because they actively signal, recruit and produce healing […]

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Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

April 24, 2017

Partial knee replacement – Medial Uni This is an xray of a partial knee replacement. Specifically, this is a medial unicompartmental knee replacement. This fifty something year old man had pain localized to the medial aspect of his right and left knees. Carefully look at this xray and note that the lateral compartments (outside of […]

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Arthrosurface Wave for Knee Joint Surface Defects in Knee Cap

April 17, 2017

Patello-Femoral The Arthrosurface HemiCAP® Wave system is a surgical method for the treatment of localized cartilage lesions in the patellofemoral joint (knee cap). This product is similar to the UniCAP in theory but has a different shape to match the femoral groove in which the knee cap tracks. The Wave can be used with or […]

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Acupuncture Effect on Knee Arthritis Pain

April 11, 2017

Acupuncture is a popular alternative medicine. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into the body. This technique is believed to promote the balance of the flow of energy and the chi. It is commonly used to treat different kinds of pain. Acupuncture for Arthritis Acupuncture has traditionally been used […]

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Total Knee Replacements: An Overview

April 10, 2017

Younger Patients Driving Increase in Total Knee Replacement Surgery From 1997 to 2007, the number of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures performed annually in the United States doubled, with much of the increase taking place in younger patients, according to a study presented at the 2011 AAOS Annual Meeting.  Data has shown that younger and […]

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Knee Arthritis: A Primer

March 21, 2017

Facts About Arthritis of the Knee A 15 year study of middled aged (avg 53 years) of normal body weight (BMI avg 25) from the United Kingdom provides insight on the incidence and severity of symptomatic Knee OsteoArthritis. These data are gender specific and since this is a normal weight population can not be extrapolated […]

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