Knee News
Mavs' Porzingis says knee ready for game after false start
DALLAS -- Kristaps Porzingis stopped short of saying he was ready to return from a right knee issue that has sidelined h...

Jimmy Garoppolo?s knee brace saves him again
watches from the sidelines as the fourth quarter of the NFC divisional playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings winds ...

Jaylen Brown (thumb) and Kemba Walker (knee) questionable for Celtics vs. Lakers
The Boston Celtics are dealing with injuries to Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown ahead of their Monday night game against t...

'An Unidentified Glitch': Mavs Continue to Wait and to Ponder Kristaps Porzingis
So when Carlisle says of the latest on Kristaps Porzingis "sore knee'' that "we?re hoping (it) was just an unidentified ...

Kristaps Porzingis (knee) hopes to suit up in Mavs? next game vs. Clippers
The return of Kristaps Porzingis may finally be upon us. The Mavericks? big man, who has been sidelined with a right kne...

Polynesian Bowl: Kris Hutson shines, Noah Sewell leaves game with knee injury
However, the biggest news of the event is the future status of five-star linebacker Noah Sewell, who left the game with ...

Knee Rehabilitation

Knee Pain:

Acute Knee Pain - This type of pain is sudden and severe. Acute knee pain will be associated with the following injuries; ligament tears, meniscus tear, dislocated kneecap, hyperextension, and any other type of injury associated with contact trauma. Acute knee pain often correlates directly with the failure of knee tissue.

Chronic Knee Pain - This type of pain is ongoing and can be mild to severe. Chronic knee pain is common for people who have arthritis or persistently overuse the knee. There usually is no failure of knee tissue rather inflammation and perhaps mild swelling.

Knee Rehabilitation:

One should consult with a medical professional before applying any of the common rehabilitation techniques offered below. Unless you are diagnosed with a specific injury and instructed by a medical professional to undergo a rehabilitation program, applying any of these methods could be detrimental to the health of your knee.

Resting the knee can help alleviate chronic knee pain and give the knee tissue time to heal itself.

Cold & Heat treatments can be used to alleviate pain and also aid in the healing process. The general rule of thumb is; use ice or cold treatments on acute injuries as this will help reduce swelling by constricting tissue. Use heat treatments on chronic injuries as this will stretch tissue and allow blood to flow better through those injured areas.

Stretching & Strengthening the knee will encourage good blood flow and is a great way to prevent further injuries from occurring to the knee. Specific exercises can be obtained from a physical therapist.

Physical Therapy is a great way to have a specialist focus on improving the strength of the knee and is also a motivator to work through a knee injury. It is often difficult to push oneself and a physical therapist can aide in the process of recovering from a knee injury.

Medication can be used to overcome injuries to the knee. However, medication will not substitute for a strong rehabilitation program and can often mask real progress.

Surgery may be the best answer for those with acute or chronic knee injuries. Always consult with an orthopedic doctor before making a decision on surgery. Although arthroscopic surgery is less invasive than past techniques, a physical therapy regimen may be a better option for your knee injury.

Knee Injury Preventative Measures:

Strengthening the knee is the best way to avoid serious injuries. However, one should also try and avoid persistent bending or flexing activities without giving the knee a break. Exercising is encouraged, but take extra precautions when playing contact sports or engaging in activities with fast acceleration or deceleration and quick changes of direction (pivoting).

If you are overweight, shedding some extra pounds can do wonders for the knee. For chronic knee pain sufferers, weight is the number one issue they can address to relieve the pain.

Be sure to stretch and warm-up before using your knees. Walk before you run, stretch before you ride a bike, and be smart about protecting your knee when playing contact sports - wear a brace for extra support and/or kneepads for sports like skateboarding or hockey.

Knee Articles
Corrigendum to ?A mathematical modelling study investigating
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Tibial tray thickness does not significantly increase medial
Recent studies have reported the occurrence of medial tibial bone resorption following total knee replacement. One study proposed that a thick tibial tray results in stress shielding and increases the...

Muscular architecture of the popliteus muscle and the basic
The function of the popliteus muscle is largely treated as a static stabilizer and has a lack of basic muscular architectural data to enable study of its dynamic function. A large volume of literature...

Comparison of weight-bearing full-length radiographs and com
The aim of the study was to determine any discrepancies among preoperative full-leg standing radiographs (LLR) and supine non-weight-bearing computed tomography (CT)-scan-based three-dimensional (3D) ...

Characterization of native knee microorganisms using next-ge
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) offers improved sensitivity compared to culture-based methods for identifying organisms from synovial joints. It remains unclear whether native microorganisms exist in...

Denosumab prevents periprosthetic bone mineral density loss
Periprosthetic bone quality is one of the most important factors preventing early prosthesis migration and long-term failure. Although denosumab, which binds to the receptor activator of nuclear facto...

Relationship between serum resistin, body fat and inflammato
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Osteoarthritis-related biomarkers profile in chronic anterio
Increasing evidence has shown the involvement of the innate immune system and inflammatory response in osteoarthritis (OA) pathogenesis; however, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are recognized ...