Meet this month’s patient in the spotlight, Joyce Koch! If you were previously a student at St. Agnes, Assumption High School, or Presentation Academy, then Joyce’s name might be familiar. Having been a teacher since 1968, with 29 years spent at Assumption High School and the other 24 spent between Presentation Academy and St. Agnes… Read more »
Posts Tagged: knee surgery
Sleeping Tips for Post-Operative Pain
When faced with an issue on our phones, laptops, or other various technological devices, oftentimes we know that by turning it off and then on again will reset the device, and things will begin working normally again. A good night’s sleep can sometimes do the same for humans! You go to sleep with a stomachache,… Read more »
An Overview of Meniscus Tears
The meniscus is one of the many cartilage-fueled shock absorption cushions that your body has to keep your bones and joints protected. Acting as the main protective measure in one of the major joints of the body, the two menisci of the knee are located between the top of the shinbone and the bottom of… 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »