Posts Categorized: Knee Replacement Surgery

Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

If you have significant knee arthritis, you may be considering a knee replacement. Knee arthritis causes inflammation and pain in the knee that can become debilitating. Essentially, osteoarthritis is the break down of the cartilage in the knee joint. The knee normally has a smooth surface, but with arthritis the surface becomes jagged and rough…. Read more »

Injection Options for Knee Osteoarthritis

  Injection Options for Knee Osteoarthritis Different injections therapy used to treat knee arthritis range from cortisone, hyaluronic acid to PRP (platelet rich plasma ) . The injections do not replace the damaged cartilage in the knee. However , the injections work well to control the symptoms of knee arthritis. Therefore, they reduce swelling, decrease… Read more »

What is Knee Arthritis ?

What is Knee Arthritis? What is knee arthritis? Knee arthritis is when the cartilage in the knee breaks down. The articular cartilage in the knee protects the joint. Therefore in an arthritic knee, the cartilage slowly or in some cases quickly, detaches from the underling bones that make up the knee joint. Above all ,… Read more »

The Top 7 Things You Can Do To Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee problems are becoming more and more prevalent for patients of all ages, as old sports injuries rear their ugly head. However, even for those in constant pain, going under  the knife should never be the first option. There are many treatment options that can add longevity to your knees and have been found to… 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 »

Facts of Re-Injury Rates in Younger Patients Undergoing ACL Reconstruction

A torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament, more commonly known as an ACL, can be a difficult injury for a high school or college athlete to sustain. Unfortunately, they are also the most common injuries sustained by athletes. Football, soccer, hockey, and basketball players are highly likely to sustain an ACL injury over their athletic career and… Read more »

Preparing for Knee Replacement? What Happens Before the Surgery?

For the most part, knee replacement surgery or total knee arthroplasty is a very common operative procedure. In fact, in the last 20 years, knee replacement surgery has increased in volume by about 160%. And it’s projected that the number of total knee revisions is projected to increase by 600% in the next 15 years. A knee replacement revision occurs… Read more »

Risk Prediction Tools for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

The current healthcare environment in America has been driven by the concepts of quality, cost containment and value. Based on this, the federal government is starting a program that will incentivize physicians to maximize and reduce the patient’s risk factors prior to hip and knee replacement surgery. In fact, a physician’s reimbursement for the procedure will be directly… Read more »

Cost Effectiveness of Weight Loss Surgery Prior to Total Knee Replacement In Morbidly Obese Patients

With changes in healthcare, one new policy will be in effect in upcoming years that affects doctors and patients alike. A new policy will rate physicians based on their patient’s post surgery complications. This means that doctors will be treating patients’ current issues, and other contributing factors to receive a positive outcome.  We know from… Read more »

Does Total Knee Replacement Take Away Knee Pain?

There have been recent studies assessing the incidence of knee pain after total knee replacement involving the operative knee. There was an article published in the Journal of Orthopedics, January/February, 2016 issue, offered by Dr. Thomas Sculco out of the hospital for special surgery at Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York. This research found that… Read more »