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Knee Surgery

Knee Bursitis

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The knee bursa is a small fluid filled sac located between the front of the knee cap (the patella) and the overlying skin (Figure 1). This bursa allow...

What's Happening When Your Knee Goes Snap, Crackle And Pop?

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2016 | San Francisco
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

A question I am asked a lot is, "I hear clicking and popping in my knee, is this something that I should be concerned about?" Joint noise in the form...

6 Months Later: I've Got My Knee Back and So Much More

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

This beautiful journey taught me the value in reflecting daily on all things that are worthy of gratitude -- and once you realize that list includes "not being itchy," you see that that list is incalculable. And if anything negative remains, I can now go out and leave it on the court.

The Degradative Soup of Injury and Arthritis

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The biologic era of joint repair is evolving so rapidly that removing injured tissues may soon be a surgical procedure of the past. Repairing, regenerating, and replacing tissues with natural tissues as opposed to artificial materials, is the path keeping biologics firmly ahead of bionics in orthopedics.

How to Have a Good Knee Replacement

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Artificial joint replacement is the last resort for most people when their knees have worn out. Fortunately, the procedure itself has become much less painful, far quicker, and more accurate; and it has a faster recovery time than ever before, if the best techniques are used.

Think Twice Before Getting Knee Surgery

Allen Frances | Posted 05.06.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

There is every reason to believe that surgery is especially prone to placebo effects. The more dramatic the procedure, the more likely it raises hope of cure. "Quick, operate before the patient gets better" is one of those jokes that orthopedic surgeons tell among themselves, barely covering a hard truth: that a lot of elective surgery might be unnecessary or even harmful.

Knee Injury? Take Care of All Your Knee Ligaments

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

There are a lot of structures guiding the knee, all of which must be evaluated in any complex knee injury. When you hear about the athlete who injured his ACL, you might ask what else was injured. That answer will determine how well and how soon they return to sports.

The ABCs of Avoiding ACL Injuries While Skiing

Liftopia | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

Understanding how the ACL tears during skiing is the key to avoiding an injury.

Rebuilding and Regenerating Damaged Knees: The Future Has Arrived!

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

If you grew up in the 1970s, you may remember the Six Million Dollar Man TV show with Steve Austin. The show began with a futuristic-type regeneration...

Why I Love My Knees

Sally McGraw | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Sally McGraw

They would not WORK if they were wrinkle-free. There would be very little bending possible in a knee covered in tight, taut skin. And unless you have a very specific set of genetics and proportions, there will be a saggy little bit of bonus leg perched atop your kneecap.

3 Ways To Ward Off Knee Pain

Posted 09.13.2013 | Fifty

In the last few years, the number of knee surgeries has skyrocketed. An analysis by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that knee rep...

The Joys of Knee Surgery

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

I can't really say there's anything stranger or less understandable than having your surgeon approach you minutes after you've woken up in the recovery room to tell you exactly what he just did to your completely immobilized naked body.

To Knee or Not to Knee: Three Things to Consider Before You Say, 'I Want a Knee Replacement'

Martha Nelson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

Now on the other side of the decision, here are the three things I think are important to understand as you decide whether to have knee replacement surgery.

This Surgery Improves Sex Life For Chronic Pain Sufferers

Posted 03.19.2013 | Fifty

Osteoarthritis-related joint replacement surgery -- particularly for knees and hips -- has another bonus besides decreasing chronic pain: it can impr...

On Knee Surgery, Mammograms, and Turning Into My Father

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Davis Schneiderman

So here I am, waiting for the arthroscopy that will cut away the torn meniscus of my other knee and advance me toward premature arthritis. I should have seen that beyond the end of the long jump sand pit, but I didn't. I am using this week of waiting to reflect upon my changed condition.

The Secret To Wearing Stilettos Post 50

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.21.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I'm having a rough time accepting that I'll never again be able to wear those beautiful sleek stilettos that I enjoyed when I was young -- stilettos that my father accurately predicted would ruin my feet and aid in cultivating bunions and hammer toes.

Orthopedic Surgery: Women on the Rise in a Male-Dominated Field

Dr. Mary I. O'Connor | Posted 10.03.2012 | Women
Dr. Mary I. O'Connor

As the population continues to age, the need for orthopedic surgeons will increase. In order to continue to attract the best and the brightest, orthopedics needs to attract women students.