Knee arthritis is a major culprit in lost productivity and disability among millions of adults in the United States. The condition causes symptoms that can render a person incapable of even taking a step and doing other movements that they rely on to accomplish day-to-day tasks. Whether you’re plagued by the debilitating symptoms of knee
American adults undergo approximately 600,000 total knee replacements every year. This surgery involves the removal of all or part of your knee joint (cartilage and bone) and the replacement of it with prosthetic parts made of metals and plastic resins. This highly successful procedure restores arthritic or otherwise compromised knee joints, giving people pain-free, fluid
Suffering from intractable hip or knee pain? Your best bet is to consult an orthopedic surgeon, a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the full range of conditions and injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system: the bones, joints, and soft tissues. An orthopedic surgeon will perform a thorough evaluation to determine your
The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the knee’s key structures. It connects the thigh bone to the shin bone and is essential for normal knee function and stability. Injury (a sprain or a tear) to the ACL can cause knee pain, swelling, and buckling; crepitus (popping sound); and limited range of motion.
Although many orthopedic conditions and injuries can be treated successfully using nonsurgical methods, a total shoulder replacement may be the best solution for chronic shoulder pain and limited function. Symptoms such as occasional pain, stiffness, numbness, or weakness in the shoulder may be able to be treated nonsurgically with medication and physical therapy, but surgery
If you sustain an injury or develop an issue with one of your bones, muscles, or joints, it is in your best interest to see an orthopedist. Orthopedic physicians are specially trained in treating health issues involving the musculoskeletal system, and each of these doctors knows how to do everything from performing orthopedic surgery to