Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Blog

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Total Knee Replacement: Process, Recovery and Results

Total knee replacement is one of the most popular and effective types of orthopedic surgery. Countless patients who have undergone a total knee replacement have had their pain eliminated and their range of motion restored. If you have heard of total knee replacement...

3 Common Hip Injuries – and How to Treat Them

The hip is a large ball and socket joint composed of the head of the femur (thigh bone) and acetabulum of the pelvis. Muscles, ligaments, tendons and soft tissues work together to stabilize and move the hip. When a patient injures their hip, their ability to perform...

4 Common Knee Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment

Orthopedic specialists are medical professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating knee injuries. The advancements in nonsurgical and surgical treatment options for knee injuries have lead to injuries being treated more effectively and in a shorter period of time. 

Nonsurgical Treatment of Osteoarthritis Related Knee Pain

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition characterized by the inflammation and breakdown of joint cartilage and bone. The knee is the largest joint in the body and is susceptible to osteoarthritis. Even mild cases of knee osteoarthritis can produce aggravating and...

Diagnosing and Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body mistakenly mounts an immune attack against its own joints and connective tissues. RA can occur in any joint in the body, but most frequently occurs in those of the hands, feet, wrists, and knees....

What Causes a Baker’s Cyst and How’s It Treated?

The knee is a modified hinge joint that’s made up of the femur, tibia and patella bones. Ligaments, soft tissues and muscles help stabilize and move the knee joint. Cartilage bathed in synovial fluid coats the ends of bones so that they may glide smoothly against one...