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Category: Knee

Dec 1

One of the most commonly injured structures in the knee, and one of the most notorious for athletes of all ages, is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).  Frequently these injuries are managed surgically and there are over 100,000 ACL procedures performed annually in the United States.  It has grown to become one of the more

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Oct 8

The most common cause of surgical knee pain in the country in today’s day in age is from a structure called the meniscus.  The meniscus is a piece of tissue that is situated in the middle of the knee and is composed of cartilage, like the tip of one’s nose.  The primary function of the

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Sep 2

Arthritis is one of the most common reasons that people will come to an orthopedic surgeon.  I find that more often than not a true understanding of what the term “arthritis” means is the first and most useful step in helping to define a treatment plan that is individually tailored.  I aim to help in

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Aug 2

As explained in the prior installment, arthritis is deterioration of the cartilage surface on the ends of the bones.  So, when one develops arthritis of the knee, the cartilage deteriorates and at times deteriorates completely so that bone is touching bone which is painful when moved.  Understanding what arthritis means is important in the treatment

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Jun 2

INTRODUCTION — Total knee replacement, or total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which parts of the knee joint are replaced with artificial parts (prostheses). A normal knee functions as a hinge joint between the upper leg bone (femur) and lower leg bones (tibia and fibula).  The surfaces where these bones meet can become

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May 22

Injections are a pretty common fear for the needle-wary, but some patients have overcome their fear of “shots” by educating themselves on the multitude of health benefits associated with these procedures. For instance, knee injections, specifically Hyaluronan injections, are an excellent way to combat pain associated with osteoarthritis. What Exactly is Osteoarthritis? This ailment is

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May 7

The idea of joint replacement can be rather daunting. Those that are suffering from severe or chronic joint pain often shy away from surgery due to worry of a long recovery period, especially those considering hip, shoulder, and knee joint replacement. Oftentimes, the information about these procedures are misconstrued and the fear is unnecessary. The

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Apr 20

INTRODUCTION — Meniscal injuries of the knee are common. Acute meniscal tears occur most often from twisting injuries; chronic degenerative tears occur in older patients and can occur with minimal twisting or stress. Tears are classified as partial or complex; anterior, lateral, or posterior; traumatic or degenerative; and horizontal, vertical, radial, “parrot-beak,” or “bucket handle.”

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Mar 2

A New Treatment

By Dr. John Dorris | Leave a comment

What’s the connection between a pregnant woman and a patient with painful knee osteoarthritis?   Nothing, in terms of clinical pathology, but a leading Athens orthopedic practice is one of a select group of US sites treating patients with placental tissue injections to manage the pain and protect the damaged cartilage that are the hallmarks of knee

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