Posts Tagged: knee osteoarthritis

Injection Therapies for Knee Osteoarthritis

Stem Cells Stem cell injections have been shown scientifically to help with pain reduction and improved function when injected into an osteoarthritic knee. There are over 200 growth factors in a stem cell recruitment therapy injection. The injection has the ability to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, repair damaged cartilage, and potentially regenerate new articulate cartilage. It is a… Read more »

10 Important Things to Know Before Getting Subchondroplasty

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What is Subchondroplasty? Subchondroplasty (or SCP) is a method where a doctor injects a hard-setting bone substitute into the bone in order to seal up a fracture. When the leg bone, tibia, or knee becomes overstressed with wear and tear, they develop defects such as insufficiency fractures or bone marrow edema (also known as “bone… Read more »

8 Facts from a Recent Study on ACL Reconstructions from the American Journal of Sports Medicine

Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is a double board-certified surgeon in the fields of orthopedic surgery and also sports medicine. Her combination of specialties means that she spends a lot of time working with injured athletes around Louisville, KY. One of the most common injuries among high school and college athletes are torn Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACLs)…. Read more »

Lyme Disease and the Potential for Lyme Arthritis

Catching Lyme disease alone is already an unwanted and complicated concern. To make matters worse, if left untreated for too long Lyme disease can lead to the development of lyme arthritis.It is especially important for doctors to be vigilant when it comes to examining patients who show symptoms of joint pain after being affected by… Read more »

Sports Injury FAQs

Sports injuries, such as concussions and injured Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACLs), are common occurrences across a wide variety of sports. While both injuries are well known, Sport Injury FAQs are helpful in learning about cause, prevention, and treatment among athletes. One very common topic of sport injury FAQs are concussions. They are very common injuries in sports… Read more »

10 Differences Between Osteoarthritis and Meniscal Tears

Osteoarthritis and meniscal tears are injuries that both occur in the knees. Both knee injuries tend to become more probable to occur with age; however, there are significant differences between osteoarthritis and meniscal tear injuries. The pain associated with both injuries require different treatment approaches. A big factor that decides treatment is if the pain… Read more »

What is Osteoarthritis? An Overview from an Orthopedic Surgeon

What is osteoarthritis? Simply stated, osteoarthritis is the breakdown of the articular cartilage that covers the ends of the bones that make up your joints What is articular cartilage and what is a joint? Let’s start with the definition of a joint. Look at your body anywhere it bends. There is a joint located there…. Read more »

Is Exercise a Good Intervention for Some People with Osteoarthritis of the Knee?

A recent medical article published in the International SportMed Journal examined whether exercise was a favorable treatment for knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common joint condition that happens when the cartilage in a person’s knee wears down. This progressive degenerative condition tends to happen gradually over time and is more common in people… Read more »

Hip Surgery and Knee Replacement Surgery for Osteoarthritis Treatment

Knee Replacement Surgery or Hip Surgery for Osteoarthritis Treatment. Researchers led by Sankar (2013) and colleagues and published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage look at return to work after knee or hip replacement surgery to treat osteoarthritis. Noting that hip and knee replacement surgeries are increasingly common among younger people, researchers looked at data to examine return… Read more »

What Causes Osteoarthritis? Research on Predictors of Osteoarthritis

What Causes Osteoarthritis? In order to understand what causes osteoarthritis, researchers consider different predictors of this painful medical condition. Researchers led by Richmond (2013) and published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy look at joint injury, sports participation, physical activity, occupational activities and obesity to gain insight into what causes osteoarthritis. Based… Read more »