As the body’s largest joint, the knee goes through a lot of daily stress to carry your weight, facilitate movement, and maintain stability. While the knee is strong and durable, the stress can take its toll – making the joint vulnerable to injury and knee pain. Let’s talk about some of the options you can consider for pain relief if you’re experiencing knee pain, and where you can go in Palm Beach County for world-class orthopedic treatment that works for you. The RICE Method for Treating a [Read More]
When Should You Consider a Knee Revision Surgery?
Despite the remarkable success rates of knee replacement procedures—with roughly 90 percent of patients reporting that their knee prostheses are still functioning well 15 years after their surgery—they are not foolproof. The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) reports that there is up to one percent chance each year that a patient's knee implant can fail. A knee revision surgery is a procedure used to address a failed knee replacement. It involves either replacing only the [Read More]
Exercise for Hip and Knee Arthritis
Arthritis affects many millions of individuals across the U.S. and around the globe. Although some cases may not be severe, its symptoms – such as swelling, pain, and stiffness – can make you feel uncomfortable. It may also disrupt your daily routine. In order to counter these adverse effects of arthritis, it is vital for you to move your hip and knee joints regularly. Exercise facilitates the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body, so this is especially helpful in [Read More]
Causes of Knee Arthritis
When people talk about “arthritis,” they usually mean osteoarthritis. This is a wear-and-tear condition that is characterized by inflamed joints. The primary symptoms of arthritis are pain, stiffness, and swelling around the affected joint. Arthritis can affect any joint in your body, but it most commonly (and most severely) affects the knees, hands, spine, and hips. If someone in your family suffers from this condition, you have an increased risk of developing it. Preserving the health of [Read More]
Knee Replacement Surgery
The knee is the largest joint in the body and as such, undergoes a lot of stress. Whether it’s from wear and tear, an injury, carrying too much weight or degenerative joint disease, there is a good chance you or someone you know will be one of the more than 500,000 people each year who undergo a knee replacement procedure. If your knees are starting to bear the brunt of the pain and aren’t what they used to be, your orthopedist may recommend knee replacement surgery. Not to worry, though, these [Read More]
Custom Knee Replacement Surgery
While all joint replacement surgeries involve prosthetic materials, there are steps that can be taken to have a truly custom-fitted replacement joint prosthetic. It is specially fitted based on the patient’s height, the amount of activity they participate in daily, and their gender. Prosthetic knee replacements were first introduced decades ago. The choice of implant was based on the level of deformity in the patient's knee. There are also anatomical differences between men’s and women’s [Read More]
What to Do If You Have Painful Joints After TKA
Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), also known as total knee replacement, is an orthopedic surgical procedure performed on the knee. TKA is a treatment option for those with a worn-out knee joint, one of the most common causes of which is the wear and tear associated with arthritis. When a TKA is performed, the defective cartilage is removed between the joint, the ends of the bones that meet at the joint are reshaped and fitted with metal implants, and a plastic piece called a spacer is put in [Read More]
What is PRP Therapy?
You may have heard about the benefits of PRP therapy in the news, or perhaps, from a fellow athlete. More and more, patients with knee and other types of joint pain are turning to PRP therapy to help heal damage caused by certain medical conditions or injuries. Doctors use PRP to improve healing after medical procedures, too. What to Expect From Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Platelets are specialized elements in your blood that among other functions, [Read More]
Partial Knee Replacement vs Total Knee Replacement: What is the Difference?
Weak-Kneed No More: Knowing Your Options for Knee Surgery According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, nearly half of all American adults develop knee osteoarthritis in at least one knee during their lifetime. Additionally, the demand for total knee replacement surgery is expected to exceed 3 million by the year 2030. However, it’s important that sufferers of knee conditions examine their options before committing to a full-fledged surgery. Both partial and total knee replacement [Read More]