Knee News
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Trump?s reference to Wounded Knee evokes the dark history of suppression of indi
President Trump evoked the Wounded Knee massacre in a recent tweet. He was reacting to an Instagram video that Sen. Eliz...

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
Does bone cement influence soft tissue balancing in total kn
Soft tissue tension significantly affects the function of total knee arthroplasties. This study aims to evaluate if there is a difference in soft tissue tension, comparing trails to cemented definitiv...

Shear wave elastography of the healing human patellar tendon
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures are common and are frequently reconstructed using a patellar tendon (PT) autograft. Unfortunately, the time course of PT healing after ACL reconstruction is n...

Posterolateral reconstruction combined with one-stage tibial
To report the functional outcomes and complications from reconstructing the knee posterolateral complex (PLC), associated with one-stage opening-wedge tibial valgus osteotomy, and discuss the technica...

All-polyethylene tibial components in young patients have st
All-polyethylene (AP) tibial components in patients aged greater than 60?years have stable tibial migration patterns and favorable survival rates when compared to identical Metal-backed (MB) designs. ...

Morphology of the patellar tendon and its insertion sites us
To clarify, with three-dimensional (3D) images, the morphological properties of the patellar tendon and both of its insertion sites. ...

Treatment of late Patella Baja after an otherwise routine to
There is very little data on the incidence or treatment options for late developing patella baja following uncomplicated total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In this article we present the course, surgical ...

Force during functional exercises on land and in water in ol
Closed kinetic chain and plyometric exercises are commonly used in aquatic rehabilitation because they are believed to reduce joint loading whilst replicating functional tasks. However, the forces and...

Preoperative quadriceps weakness preferentially predicts pos
Nearly all patients with total knee arthroplasty show aberrant movement patterns during tasks requiring greater joint demand compared to matched peers. Greater movement compensation leads to increased...