Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Blog

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4 Hip Osteoarthritis Treatment Options

4 Hip Osteoarthritis Treatment Options The femoral head and acetabulum join to form the hip joint. The head of the femur and the lining of the acetabulum are covered in smooth articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage to wear away resulting in exposed...

7 Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment Options

7 Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment Options Knee osteoarthritis results from the wear and tear of the knee cartilage and is often associated with aging. Although knee osteoarthritis is a chronic condition, treatment goals are aimed at reducing pain and improving function....

Understanding Partial Knee Ligament Tears (ACL, MCL, PCL)

The knee is a very important joint as it is responsible for supporting the lower body and plays a vital role in walking and running movements. Some of the most common knee injuries involve knee ligament tears. Ligaments connect a bone to another bone. Injuries to a...

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....

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