Posts Categorized: Patellar Instability

Does Undergoing ACL Reconstruction Surgery Help Your Knee in the Future?

ACL reconstruction surgery has been scientifically proven to provide more stability to your knee. This treatment option allows you to get back to your regular activities, sports and work responsibilities that may require twisting, turning and jumping. While acl reconstruction surgery has proven to be a positive outcome to treat ACL tears, some patients decide against undergoing ACL reconstruction surgery for various… Read more »

Patella Dislocation in High School Athletes

What is the risk of having a patella dislocation or subluxation among high school athletes in the United States? Many high school athletes, coaches, parents and physicians are discovering that the intensity and competition in high school athletics is growing every day. With this level of activity, it seems that athletes are more prone to… Read more »

Treating Chronic Knee Pain – 7 Things You Can Do

Chronic knee pain can be debilitating and extremely frustrating, especially when it comes to physical activity. Knee pain is the result of one or many different causes. Age, injury, arthritis and excess weight can damage the cartilage inside the knee joint. Cartilage works like a cushion for your knee and over time it gets broken… Read more »

What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome?

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is a term that describes pain experienced in the front of the knee known as the patella or kneecap, and in the femur (thigh bone). This aching pain can develop into a sharp stabbing or a burning sensation with increased activity. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is particularly common among athletes, teenagers and people… Read more »

Knee Surgery Among College Athletes

Effects of knee surgery on a subsequent injury and surgery among NCAA college athletes Dr. Sharon Hume et al. published a very interesting article in the April 2014 issue of the American Journal  of Sports Medicine. She and her colleagues studied 456 Division 1 athletes at UCLA who had a history of an orthopaedic surgery procedure…. Read more »

How Does Knee Surgery Impact Student Athletes?

Researchers including Caitlin Rugg MS, Dean Wang MD, and colleagues (2014) at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA looked at how knee surgery impacts the sports career for intercollegiate athletes. Athletes who participated in college sports between 2003 and 2008 with a history of knee surgery were identified for analysis. Data on approximately 456… Read more »

What is Patellar Instability? Learn More about your Knee Cap

Patellar instability or patellar subluxation happens when your kneecap does not slide evenly in your femoral groove area. The patella, commonly referred to as the knee cap, is comprised of three bones that join together to create what is called your knee joint. As your knee bends and straightens back out, the patella shifts up… Read more »