Do Opioids Cause Knee Replacement Complications?

One of the most frequent emails we receive is one from people in pain who are waiting for a knee replacement and have a lot of pain issues. Because of the delay or wait in getting a knee replacement they have found themselves asking for and taking more medications. Research is showing us that the

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Injections for Baker’s Cyst

A Baker’s cyst can be a very confusing knee ailment for some patients. First, it has nothing to do with being a baker, but rather it was named for the surgeon who first described it, Dr. William Baker. Secondly, often it is not explained by the attending physician that the Baker’s cyst itself is not

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Research: Knee replacements do not help you lose weight

Many total knee replacement patients are overweight or obese. There is a thinking among many that after the knee replacement, their  physical activity levels and weight will improve. This does not appear to be true for some as research points out. In many knee replacement patients, weight loss does not occur.  This is a companion

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Weight loss can be a knee replacement alternative treatment

Weight loss can protect you from the need for a knee replacement. This should not be news to you. People who are overweight understand that their arthritis related knee problems can be made worse because of their weight. The news you are probably looking for is a way to lose that weight. In the end

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Treating IT Band syndrome with Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Knee pain is one of the most common problems we see at our institute. When it comes to a more active individual, there can be many knee pain causes. One possible cause is Iliotibial band syndrome or more often referred to as IT band syndrome. It is also commonly referred to by patients as “pain

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Knee pain is worse after meniscus surgery

Many people that we see  in our examination rooms have had a meniscus surgery. They are seeking our help in relieving the knee pain that they continue to have following the surgery. For some the pain started immediately after surgery, for others the pain became progressively worse and as the months and years went by

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ACL reconstruction surgery and Failed ACL reconstruction surgery. Non-surgical treatment options

The problems of ACL reconstruction surgery are many. For some people, his/her doctor may recommend a non-surgical treatment. These nonsurgical treatments may include physical therapy and exercise programs to strengthen the knee and restore function. However without an ACL, there will be instability. As part of the non-surgical treatment, the physical therapist may focus on

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