Medial meniscus

Knee surgery—have we been doing it wrong?

Cleaning up loose cartilage is not always beneficial, according to a new University at Buffalo study that could impact athletes and seniors, reduce health care costs. By Grove Potter, University at Buffalo July 18, 2017 A team of … READ MORE

What I wish I’d known about my knees

Many of the procedures people undergo to counter chronic knee pain in the hopes of avoiding a knee replacement have limited or no evidence to support them. Some enrich the pockets of medical practitioners while rarely benefiting … READ MORE

Success in 3D bio-printing of cartilage

A team of researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3D bio-printer. The fact that the stem cells survived being printed in this manner is a success in itself. In … READ MORE

3D printable implants may ease damaged knees

Printable hydrogel matches the strength and elasticity of human cartilage. A cartilage-mimicking material created by researchers at Duke University may one day allow surgeons to 3D print replacement knee parts that are custom-shaped … READ MORE

Knee surgery holds even in heavier patients

Success rates for meniscus surgery were similar for those with average and higher BMI. Some surgeons may be hesitant to repair a torn meniscus on heavier patients, assuming there is a higher chance of the repair failing. But a study … READ MORE

Comparing physical therapy and knee surgery

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) combined with physical therapy (PT) have yielded pain relief similar to that provided by PT alone in randomized trials of subjects with a degenerative meniscal tear. However, many patients … READ MORE

Home remedies for knee pain

Knee pain is a common condition that can be caused by both short-term and long-term problems. Many short-term knee problems do not need any help from doctors and people can often help with their own recovery. Home remedies can also … READ MORE

Common causes of severe knee pain

Many people think knee pain only affects older people, but it can affect people of all ages. Whether it’s due to arthritis or an injury, it is important to know what has caused the knee pain. 4 Exercises for Lasting Knee Pain … READ MORE

Cure that aching knee today

Injury is part of our lives. Our natural affinity for physical activity – such as sports – put us in danger of having an injury. One of the worst injuries which can happen to an individual is knee injury. Knee protection … READ MORE

When knees need support

Don’t let a knee injury or arthritis keep you sidelined. A brace may help you get back in the game. Portland Senior Recreation offers trips, hikes, tours and activities for age 60+ When Rex Benham’s doctor told him he needed a … READ MORE
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