Knees

Stabilizing braces protect and stabilize knee ligaments. Unloader braces cushion the knee joint, help absorb impact and prevent bone to bone contact due to cartilage degeneration.

Steps in the knee rehab cycle

Rehabilitation of the knee is not always a straight line process. Things may improve, and then seem to go backwards. Things may go well, and then a stumble and fall may set the whole process back. By Dr Sheila Strover, Knee … READ MORE

Why are women more prone to knee injuries?

“Birth control pills help maintain lower and more consistent levels of estrogen, which may prevent periodic ACL weakness,” said lead author and MD PhD student Aaron Gray. “With this in mind, we examined whether oral … READ MORE

Physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis

New study puts four treatment strategies to the test. We believed there was a need to improve both the magnitude and sustainability of treatment effects of exercise therapy for improving pain and function in people with knee OA. G. … READ MORE

Combination therapy eases OA knee pain

“…the long-term clinical studies of stimulator treatment have shown reductions in pain and associated symptoms, improved function, overall improvement in OA knees, and substantial deferral of TKA for at least 4 years.” … READ MORE

Optimize bracing for knee OA

Significant improvements in pain, function and loading, and propulsive forces were seen with the valgus brace. Treatment with a simple brace showed only significant improvements in loading forces. Our findings suggest that although … READ MORE

Brace yourself for knee pain relief

If you’re among the estimated 10 million [Americans, annually] who have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee, take heart in knowing that several nonsurgical options, pharmacologic and otherwise, are available for … READ MORE

Some skiers can avoid surgery for ACL tears

Study identifies skiers who can be successfully treated without surgery after an ACL tear. About a quarter of recreational skiers who tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on the slopes can be successfully treated without … READ MORE
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