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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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Return to Sport Clearance After ACL Reconstruction

How important is return to sport clearance? Prior to starting sport activities after ACL reconstruction an athlete needs to be cleared by their orthopedic surgeon. Research shows that returning to sports activities without surgeon clearance can almost double chances of …

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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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Torn ACL, Now What?

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What is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the primary stabilizer to the knee. It offers stability to the knee during running and cutting activities. In the United States there are about 95,000 injuries per …

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Patella Tendonitis

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What is Patella Tendonitis? Patella tendonitis (also known as “Jumper’s Knee”) is an injury to the main tendon in the front of your knee. This tendon attaches the knee to the shin and works with the quad muscle to extend …

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