Knee News
Dodgers defeat Rays, but reliever Pedro Baez leaves with knee injury
A clash in baseball strategy took place at Tropicana Field on Tuesday. The Dodgers and Kershaw prevailed in a 7-3 win, b...

Knee may force Yankees' Sabathia to miss time
BALTIMORE - CC Sabathia's long balky and bothersome right knee could soon be sending him to the New York Yankees' still-...

Sabathia knows the drill because knee injuries are an all-too-familiar process
BALTIMORE ? No. 249 came at a significant cost Wednesday night for CC Sabathia, who revealed after the Yankees? 7-5 vict...

CC Sabathia to injured list with right knee pain
BALTIMORE -- Given the crowded nature of the Yankees' injured list, CC Sabathia opted to ignore the pain that began shoo...

Report: Storm's Sue Bird Expected to Miss Most of 2019 Season Due to Knee Injury
Sue Bird will likely miss most of the Seattle Storm's 2019 season with a knee injury, reports High Post Hoops' Arielle C...

Sue Bird will reportedly miss most, if not all, of 2019 WNBA season after knee s
As if losing Breanna Stewart and Maya Moore wasn't enough, it appears the WNBA will be without yet another star player 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
Are patient-related pre-operative factors influencing return
Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in working-age patients. The total number of working-age patients undergoing total-knee arthroplasty (TKA) is continuously increasing. The pur...

Genesis 1 posterior cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplas
To present the long-term clinical and radiological outcomes of the Genesis I posterior cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty (TKA) (Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, Memphis, TN, USA) (one of the firs...

Income change after cruciate ligament injury ? A population-
To investigate the association between choice of treatment and patients' income after cruciate ligament (CL) injury and assess the effect of different covariates such as sex, age, comorbidities and ty...

Clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction following revisio
With unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) being increasingly performed for medial compartment osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for failed UKA is expected to ...

Meaningful changes in the Short Form 12 physical and mental
The aim of this study was to identify minimal clinically important difference (MCID), minimal important change (MIC) and minimal detectable change (MDC) for the Short Form (SF-) 12 physical and mental...

Adequate joint line restoration and good preliminary clinica
Up to 20% of patients are dissatisfied after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Factors which could possibly contribute to this dissatisfaction are a decreased posterior condylar offset (PCO) and subseque...

Relationship between anterior cruciate ligament and anterola
The tibial bony attachments of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the anterolateral meniscal root (ALMR) are very close, and drilling the tibial tunnel in ACL reconstruction may damage the ALMR ...

Knee-related quality of life, functional results and osteoar
Few studies in the literature show results with more than 20?years of follow-up after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The main purpose of this retrospective study was to describe kne...