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Knee injury ends Rebensburg's season
Germany's top female skier Viktoria Rebensburg will miss the rest of the season after tearing the medial ligament in...

Ski - Knee injury ends Rebensburg's season
- Germany's top female skier Viktoria Rebensburg will miss the rest of the season after tearing the medial ligament ...

Chicago's Rose out again with knee injury, needs surgery
Derrick Rose's knee has failed him again. The Chicago Bulls star will have surgery on his right knee for the second ...

Kintzler relieved to move on from painful knee injury
When he takes the mound for an inning of relief against the Angels on Thursday, during the Brewers' Cactus League op...

Artificial Cartilage Could Protect Runners From Arthritis, Knee Replacements
Many patients who visit our clinics for treatment are avid runners and exercisers, who, over the years, begin to experie...

Kemba Walker takes next step in recovery from knee surgery
Charlotte Hornets scoring leader Kemba Walker has been cleared to resume all basketball activities, moving him closer to...

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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.

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A comparison of lateral fixation versus dual plating for sim
The best fixation method for bicondylar tibial plateau fracture is debated. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of a lateral locking plate with that of dual plates in the treatment of tibi...

How accurate are orthopedic surgeons in diagnosing periprost
The lack of standardized diagnostic criteria for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) poses a challenge to accurate diagnosis of PJI. Recently, the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) proposed di...

Cartilage health in high tibial osteotomy using dGEMRIC: Rel
The aims of this study are to determine how opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) affects cartilage health in the tibiofemoral (TF) joint and patella, and to explore relationships between TF and p...

Effects of perturbation training on knee flexion angle and q
Knee joint stability through co-contraction (CC) of hamstrings and quadriceps may be necessary for females with Quadriceps Dominance (Q.D) neuromuscular deficit. Unbalanced CC of medial and lateral po...

Minor varus alignment provides better results than neutral a
Few data exist regarding the outcome and survivorship of medial UKA in patients with minor varus alignment. The purpose of this study was therefore to analyse the clinical results of medial UKA implan...

Reducing blood loss in simultaneous bilateral total knee art
We asked whether tranexamic acid (TXA) administration could reduce blood loss and blood transfusion requirements after simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study examined the rol...

Characterisation of in-vivo mechanical action of knee braces
The knee joint is vulnerable to various injuries and degenerative conditions, potentially leading to functional instability. Usual treatments involve knee orthoses to support the joint. However, the l...