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.

A historical perspective of PCL bracing

Bradley Nash on the court during a volleyball game. (Submitted photo by Bahram Mark Sobhani for the WAC – All Rights Reserved) Purpose: Currently, there are many functional knee braces, but very few designed to treat the … READ MORE

Young athlete sport injury service

The young athlete sport injury service is led by Jordan Raugust, MD and exclusively available at the Running Injury Clinic. Dr. Raugust teams-up with Shari Macdonald, the Clinic Director, one of the top physiotherapists in Canada … READ MORE

Understanding ACL injury

Margot Putukian MD, FACSM Participating in exercise and sports is a positive experience and should be encouraged for everyone, regardless of age or sex. Unfortunately, sports related injuries can occur, including those that are more … READ MORE

Knee replacement FAQs

Tap a question What causes OA? Factors that may lead to OA include: weight gain, advancing age and joint injury. What is OA of the knee? The knee joint includes the patella (kneecap), the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shinbone). … READ MORE

Osteoarthritis of the knee FAQs

Tap a question What causes OA? Factors that may lead to OA include: weight gain, advancing age and joint injury. What is OA of the knee? The knee joint includes the patella (kneecap), the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shinbone). … READ MORE

Knee problems and injury

Treatment for a knee problem or injury may include first aid measures, rest, bracing, physiotherapy, medicine and in some cases, surgery. Treatment depends on the location, type, and severity of the injury as well as your age, … READ MORE

Yoga practice enhances management of knee OA

Research suggests that a tailored yoga practice can help reduce pain and improve function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Potential mechanisms include strengthening, improving flexibility, and altering gait biomechanics. by … READ MORE

Work related joint disorders

A change of physical working methods can lead to you developing a joint disorder. In this booklet we’ll explain how some common problems can arise and how to recognise them. We’ll explain the possible causes of symptoms and also … READ MORE

Knee pain in young adults

Patellofemoral pain syndrome. As many as 1 in 3 young adults experience knee pain at some time or other. This is commonly caused by imbalances in the muscles surrounding the knee which affect the kneecap (patella). Visit Arthritis … READ MORE

Osgood-Schlatter disease (knee pain)

A common form of growing pains or overuse in early adolescence involves the shinbone and the knee. The shinbone (tibia) has a raised area just below the kneecap called the tibial tubercle. The tubercle has two important functions: 1. … READ MORE

Custom Adjustable OA Defiance Knee Brace

Bradley Nash on the court during a volleyball game. Submitted photo by Bahram Mark Sobhani for the WAC – All Rights Reserved Jul 13 DonJoy’s® premier Custom OA product. It is designed for the active OA patient, is … READ MORE

Custom knee braces protect your ligaments

Protect and stabilize your knee with a custom knee brace, measured and fit by our professionals. We have first hand experience with a variety of treatments for knee ligament injuries, osteoarthritis and chondromalacia including … READ MORE

Pediatric Sports Injury Clinic

HealthPointe physicians and healthcare staff work together as a specialized team to provide comprehensive assessment and accurate diagnosis of your pain condition. Request a referral for an MSK Physiatry Assessment. Your family … READ MORE

Sports Medicine at Winsport

The WinSport Medicine Clinic is located within the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park. A staff of clinical professionals offer an integrated approach to injury. The team includes Canadian Academy of Exercise & Sport … READ MORE

Knee implant that helps osteoarthritis

“The clinical benefit of joint unloading is proven to reduce pain,” clinical investigator Philipp Niemeyer of the University of Freiburg said in a statement. “However, while some methods of unloading will transfer the load to … READ MORE

Knee replacement surgery

If you’re thinking about having knee replacement surgery you’ll probably have lots of questions. In this booklet we’ll explain when knee replacement might be needed and what you can expect from surgery. To help you in making an … READ MORE
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