Posts Tagged: common knee injuries

An Overview of Knee Bursitis: What It Is, What Causes It and How To Treat It

Knee pain? It could be inflamed bursae of the knee

Knee bursitis happens when a bursa in your knee joint becomes inflamed. A bursa is a small slippery sac filled with fluid which helps to cut down on the friction that exists at your joints between your bones, muscles, and tendons. You have many bursae throughout your body, including 11 in your knee.  Many different… Read more »

Playing it Safe: Common Pickleball Injuries

Common pickleball injuries

For years, pickleball has been the fastest growing recreational sport in the United States. It’s especially popular among elderly Americans, who enjoy it for socialization and low-impact exercise. Though very similar to other racquet sports like tennis and badminton, pickleball does vary in court size, net height, serve style, and other minor specifics. While pickleball… Read more »

5 Most Common Knee Injuries

Millions of Americans suffer from knee pain and knee injuries each year, and it’s no wonder why. The knee is our largest joint, placed between the two longest bones in the body. As it bends, your entire body weight is transferred onto it. Whether you’re standing still or running a marathon, there’s a constant pressure… Read more »

Why Does My Knee Hurt?

why does my knee hurt

Why Does My Knee Hurt? Why does my knee hurt? This is a common question I get asked as an orthopedic surgeon  https://louisvillebones.com. For instance, common causes of knee pain are osteoarthritis, cartilage tears or  ligament injury. Knee pain can start after an injury . In addition, it can also start after overuse.  Knee pain… Read more »

ACL Injury Risk and Soccer Players

Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL injury risk is a common sports injury for many athletes, especially in certain sports. Soccer is a sport that has a higher than average ACL injury risk. Research led by Dr. Brophy and colleagues (2014) at Washington University Orthopedics examines the mechanisms of ACL injury risk for soccer… Read more »

The Societal and Economic Impact of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

What is the cost in both societal and economic impact of the anterior cruciate ligament tear?  Is there a difference in cost when comparing patients who have undergone an ACL reconstruction versus more conservative treatment? An outstanding study published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery compared a cost analysis… Read more »

Torn Meniscus and Meniscal Injury – Comparing Children and Adolescents

More and more children are competing in sports, and with increased participation there is an increase in the number of knee injuries. A knee injury like a torn meniscus can affect a young athletes knee for the rest of their life. Studies have confirmed early onset osteoarthritis in patients with ACL injuries and meniscal tears…. Read more »