From cracking, clicks and popping sounds, it is estimated knee crepitus affects up to 70% of people. "Many websites suggested treatment options to reduce knee crepitus, including exercise, medication, passive treatments (such as brace, ice and splints) and rest. There is no research evidence to support this information."
Chondromalacia patella occurs when the cartilage at the back of the kneecap begins to soften and break down. This breakdown causes the kneecap to grind against the leg bones that join to form the knee joint, resulting in pain that worsens with activity. This article explores some of the exercises you can do if you have chondromalacia patella. It also looks at what kind of activities you should avoid and some other strategies that can help limit your pain.
Knee pain is one of the most common physical complaints for adults, affecting roughly one in four Americans over age 60. Although surgery may be required for the most severe cases, many people can get relief from a less invasive procedure: injections into the joint.
Pickleball has become wildly popular, but that may be fueling a rise in pickleball-related injuries. “It’s quickly becoming a sport of choice for adults over the age of 50,” said Dr. Brian Cole, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He also plays pickleball.
Increased Age, Operative Time, ASA Classification, Functional Dependency, and Comorbidity Burden are Risk Factors for Adverse Events after Meniscectomy and Meniscus Repair: 10 Year Analysis of 64,223 Patients
To utilize the NSQIP database to identify risk factors for 30-day adverse events and hospital readmission following isolated and unilateral meniscectomy or meniscus repair.
For people of middle age or older with a tear in the meniscus, but without a history of acute knee trauma, surgery is rarely useful.
According to one study, iliotibial band syndrome is one of the most common injuries in runners presenting with lateral knee pain, with an incidence estimated between 5% and 14%
Trochlea dysplasia, increased TT-TG distance and patella alta are risk factors for developing first-time and recurrent patella dislocation: a systematic review
The aim of the study was to perform a systematic review and best knowledge synthesis of the present literature concerning biomechanical risk factors for developing first-time and recurrent patella dislocation.
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have compared high dose exercise therapy versus low dose in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. The study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine show that both groups had similar results. However, high dose exercise therapy provided superior outcomes related to function in sports and recreation in the short term, with results subsiding after six months.
Examining the effect of prescribing patterns on utilization of opioid medication in ACL reconstruction
Prescribing smaller quantities of opioid medication appears to be as effective in controlling postoperative pain after knee surgery as higher quantities and may help to limit the number of opioids prescribed and possible diversion of unused prescription opioid medication, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine 2022 Annual Meeting.
We're all told time and again just how important it is to exercise for good health. But with our busy schedules, finding the time to work out is often easier said than done. For many of us, the weekend is the only time we can get to the gym or go for a run. Debate is growing around the issue of whether or not you can still get the benefits of exercise if you squeeze it all in on a weekend (sometimes called "weekend warrior" exercise) instead of spreading it throughout the week. This is what a recent study sought to find out.
Patients who underwent isolated medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction maintained outcomes at 5 years with low recurrent instability rates and high return to sport rates, according to results presented here.
Many cycling injuries occur due to overuse of the joints of the lower body, especially the knees.
When summer temperatures soar, the idea of working out might be the furthest thing from your mind. But just because it's hot doesn't mean you can't still squeeze a workout in if you want to, though there are a few adjustments you may need to make to your normal routine.
Anterior knee pain is pain people feel at the front and center of the knee. It is a very common complaint caused by a wide range of muscle- or bone-related conditions or injuries.