Knee News
Benjamin Mendy's Manchester City Debut Pushed As Signing Recovers From Knee Inju
Pep Guardiola has revealed that recent summer arrival Benjamin Mendy will not be ready to feature for Manchester City ju...

Stanford Cardinal quarterback Keller Chryst on track in recovery from knee injur
LOS ANGELES -- Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst is on track in his recovery from a knee injury and will participate in...

Jaylon Smith Practices in Pads for 1st Time in 19 Months After Knee Injury
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith practiced in pads and without a knee brace for the first time Wednesday since he ...

Sammie Coates to miss some time after knee surgery
The Steelers finally have Martavis Bryant back in the fold, but they will be short another receiver when camp opens. Acc...

Nani suffers knee sprain, out several weeks
Valencia forward Nani suffered sprain in his left knee, medical tests done today on the Portugese international revealed...

24 Knee-Weakening Snaps of Game of Thrones Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Among the many sexy stars on Game of Thrones, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stands out. Whether his character Jaime Lannis...

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
Surgical management of posterior knee dislocation associated
The purpose of this study was to report the clinical and functional results of patients who underwent surgical management for posterior knee dislocation associated with extensor apparatus rupture. ...

A new femoral fixation device for anterior cruciate ligament
A new device (T-anchor) was developed for ACL reconstruction and is implanted via the outside-in technique using hamstring grafts. The purpose of this study was to compare the T-anchor with the EndoBu...

A novel, hydroxyapatite-based screw-like device for anterior
Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common injuries of the knee. Common techniques for ACL reconstruction require a graft fixation using interference screws. Nowadays, t...

Associations of isokinetic and isotonic knee strength with k
Although isokinetic dynamometry often serves as a reference to assess the concurrent validity of weight-machine isotonic strength testing, it is unknown whether isokinetic knee strength is associated ...

Early or delayed reconstruction in multi-ligament knee injur
Whether early or delayed surgical intervention in patients with multi-ligament injuries results in better outcomes, is of current and controversial debate. ...

▀-TCP bone substitutes in tibial plateau depression fracture
The use of beta-tricalciumphospate (▀-TCP, Cerasorb«) ceramics as an alternative for autologous bone-grafting has been outlined previously, however with no study focusing on both clinical and histolog...

Tunnel widening after ACL reconstruction with aperture screw
Tunnel widening after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is influenced by the surgical and fixation techniques used. Computed tomography (CT) is the most accurate image modality for asse...

Biomechanical tensile strength analysis for medial patellofe
Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is a surgery for acute and chronic dislocating patella. Several surgical techniques have been described. No biomechanical study has compared suture...