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4 Common Knee Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment

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

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

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?

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...

Can Corticosteroid Injections Be Used to Treat Hip Arthritis?

Can Corticosteroid Injections Be Used to Treat Hip Arthritis?

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...

5 Common Symptoms of a Meniscus Injury

5 Common Symptoms of a Meniscus Injury

The knee joint is made up of three bones: the femur, tibia, and patella. These bones are connected to one another by strong soft tissues called ligaments and tendons, which connect muscles to bone.
Knee Cartilage and How It Protects the Knee

Knee Cartilage and How It Protects the Knee

A torn meniscus disturbs the integrity of the knee joint. As the knee flexes and extends, the bones may hit or catch the piece of torn meniscus, resulting in an aggravating, irritating, and sometimes painful locking and/or popping or catching sensation.
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