Knee News
WATCH: Paul Daley delivers early Knockout of the Year candidate with flying knee
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Lakers roll past Pacers despite loss of D'Angelo Russell to knee injury
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Michael Bisping Sidelined by Knee Surgery
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Joel Embiid leaves 76ers game as precaution after knee injury
Joel Embiid suffered a left knee contusion on Friday night against the Trail Blazers, according to the 76ers. The injury...

Portland Pilots' Alec Wintering suffers season-ending knee injury
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland senior point guard Alec Wintering has torn a ligament in his left knee, effectively ending hi...

Joel Embiid out Saturday with knee contusion
January 21, 2017 4:06pm EST January 21, 2017 4:06pm EST Basketball, NBA, News, Philadelphia 76ers, English Embiid left F...

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
Outpatient versus inpatient anterior cruciate ligament recon
Efforts to reduce the financial costs related to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) include reducing the length of hospitalization of the patient undergoing ACLR. However, it is unclear ...

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Letter to the Editor ? ?Cementing the femoral component in t
With great interest we read the paper ?Cementing the femoral component in total knee arthroplasty: which technique is the best?? by MichaŽl Vaninbroukx et al. The subject of different cementing techni...

Good functional results following high tibial opening-wedge
To report time dependent functional improvement and predictive risk factors for failure when the load in varus knees with medial osteoarthritis is shifted from the medial to the lateral knee compartme...

The incidence and impact of arthroscopy in the year prior to
Prior knee surgery and arthroscopy is known to increase complications and re-operations in subsequent total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We set out to examine the time dependant effect of arthroscopy on P...

Semimembranosus tenosynovitis: Diagnosis and management of a
In orthopedic and sports medicine literature there is minimal information regarding accurate diagnosis and the treatment options for tenosynovitis of the distal semimembranosus tendon. After reviewing...

Validity and reliability of a novel instrumented one-legged
Conventional one-legged hop tests simply evaluate the total hop distance, thus neglecting important temporal and spatial parameters related to the strategy of execution, such as foot contact time. ...

The use of the Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) in patient
The Core Outcome Measure Index (COMI) is a very short outcome instrument used in spine patients. The aim of this study was to examine the utility of a knee version of the COMI in patients undergoing t...