Knee News
John Wall?s knee is swollen and could cause him to miss Sunday?s game at Toronto
John Wall blamed himself. His left knee, swollen with fluid, hindered his speed. So on Friday night, as the Washington W...

Wall blames ugly performance vs. Heat on fluid buildup in knee
Just two days removed from putting up 27 points in Miami, to go with six assists, four rebounds, and even two blocks, Wa...

Nets announce D?Angelo Russell is recovering from knee surgery
The Brooklyn Nets added some interesting young pieces this summer and were looking to build momentum. A knee surgery for...

NFL player protests inspire new country song 'Take a Knee My Ass'
A country musician named Neal McCoy released a song criticizing NFL players who took a knee during the national anthem t...

Brooklyn Nets' D'Angelo Russell has arthroscopic knee surgery
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday, the team announced. Russell has b...

D'Angelo Russell's Knee Surgery Derails Nets' Plans
The most productive season of D?Angelo Russell?s young career has been officially derailed. The Nets announced Friday th...

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
Ratio of the tibial tuberosity?trochlear groove distance to
Tibial tuberosity?trochlear groove distance(TT-TG) is a measurement to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patellar instability, however it still has some limitations. Our study was to modify the...

Primary stability of different plate positions and the role
The purpose of this study was to compare the mechanical fixation strengths of anteromedial and medial plate positions in osteotomy, and clarify the effects of bone substitute placement into the osteot...

Preoperative corrections are required for planning of patien
Patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) is attracting attention as a mechanical method of ensuring the accuracy of osteotomy during total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Few studies have focused on preoperati...

The effect of platelet-rich fibrin on autologous osteochondr
This work aimed to evaluate the efficacy of cartilage transplantation to the medial femoral condyle±platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) augmentation in a porcine model. The hypothesis of the study was that PRF...

Patellofemoral arthritis treated with resurfacing implant: C
This study evaluated the clinical and radiographic outcomes of a series of patients treated with an anatomic inlay resurfacing implant, with a minimum two-year follow-up. ...

Influence of knee flexion angle and transverse drill angle o
The purpose of this study was to find appropriate flexion angle and transverse drill angle for optimal femoral tunnels of anteromedial (AM) bundle and posterolateral (PL) bundle in double-bundle ACL r...

Sex-specific kinetic and kinematic indicators of medial tibi
Our aims were to (1) Evaluate sex-specific contributions of peak knee flexion moment (pKFM) and peak knee adduction moment (pKAM) in medial tibiofemoral joint (TFJ) force during walking and running; (...

The accuracy of the ?projected surgical transepicondylar axi
In TKA, we have used the ?projected SEA?, which is obtained by projecting the ?true SEA? on the distal femoral cutting plane in clinical practice to determine the femoral component rotation. There are...