Orthopedic surgery

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

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

Hip and Knee Referral Template

Referring physicians must use the provincially endorsed Alberta Bone and Joint Clinical Network Hip and Knee Referral template for all hip and knee replacement patients. Include with each completed referral form a relevant history or … READ MORE

Hip replacement surgery

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

Knee conditioning program

This knee conditioning program should be continued for 4 to 6 weeks, unless otherwise specified by your doctor or physical therapist. After your recovery, these exercises can be continued as a maintenance program for lifelong … READ MORE

Hip conditioning and exercise

This is a general conditioning program that provides a wide range of exercises. To ensure that the program is safe and effective for you, it should be performed under your doctor’s supervision. Talk to your doctor or physical … READ MORE

Foot and ankle conditioning program

This foot and ankle conditioning program should be continued for 4 to 6 weeks, unless otherwise specified by your doctor or physical therapist. After your recovery, these exercises can be continued as a maintenance program for … 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

Orthopedics public education links

Public and patient education Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute Alberta Health and Wellness Disease and Injury Resources American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Patient Education Library Canadian Orthopaedic Association … 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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