Chondromalacia patellae is a term used to describe the damage or softening of the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. It is similar to patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee) in which the pain is felt under and around the kneecap. This condition is common among young athletics but may also occur in older adults who have arthritis of the knee.
The surgery can effectively provide pain relief and restore function, but the timeliness of the procedure is critical: Patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who keep putting off surgery may end up with so much joint degeneration that they do not experience significant improvement when they finally undergo TKA, while those who have the procedure prematurely may see only minimal benefit.
Osteoporosis affects millions of people around the world, and it is not possible to change some of the primary risk factors, such as aging. However, more and more environmental risk factors are coming to light, and air pollution appears to be one of them.
You've tried nearly everything for your worn-out knee. But the remaining possibilities may include some risky options.
A Baker's cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is a sac of fluid that forms behind the knee.
Osteoarthritis, sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis, is a common degenerative condition. Doctors can treat osteoarthritis with medication and surgery. People can also manage their symptoms with different exercises and stretches.
Knee joints are under a lot of physical stress each day. It is very common to experience pain in one or both knees due to normal wear and tear, physical activity, or injury. Often, if a person has a knee injury or strain, the pain can feel as though it is burning.
Aseptic tibial loosening is the number 1 cause of failure leading to revision after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). That shouldn’t be the case: At the 7th Annual ICJR South Hip & Knee Course, Daniel J. Berry, MD, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said that surgeons know more now about how to cement knee implants than they did even 15 years ago and have – theoretically – gotten better at it.
Subchondral insufficiency fractures of the femoral head: systematic review of diagnosis, treatment and outcomes
Subchondral insufficiency fractures of the femoral head (SIFFH) are a cause of femoral head collapse leading to degenerative hip disease. SIFFH is often mistaken for osteonecrosis given similar clinical and radiographic features. These similarities often lead to missed or delayed diagnosis which can often delay or change management. The purpose of this article is to systematically review the spectrum of demographics, diagnostic and treatment options, including hip preservation in young patient populations.
Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.