Tag Archives: Knee pain

I Dislocated My Kneecap, What Should I Do?

Patellar dislocations are common injuries that are seen at Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists. A patellar dislocation is whenever the kneecap (patella) dislocates from the femur (trochlea). This is relatively common in teenage athletes. It most commonly occurs with a twisting mechanism …

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Patella Tendon Rupture

What is it? Patella tendon rupture is a disruption of the tendon which attaches the knee cap to the tibia, which is the main bone in the lower leg. The patella tendon works with the quadriceps muscle to straighten the …

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I have arthritis in my knee. What are my options?

Arthritis of the knee is a condition which is commonly suffered by millions Americans each year. Technically what arthritis is, is any inflammation or damage to the knee cartilage. There are two types of cartilage in the knee. The meniscus …

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Cartilage Restoration

Frequently knee pain is caused by cartilage surface defects which may develop from trauma or gradual wear.  The pain may be sharp, achy, or both.  There may or may not be joint swelling and/or feelings of stiffness.  Symptoms may present …

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Knee Osteoarthritis

Runner with injured knee on the track

What is Knee Osteoarthritis? Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is the wear and tear type of arthritis that develops over the years. It tends to be accelerated in anyone who has had an ACL tear in the past or other significant trauma …

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