Tag Archives: Arthritis
Knee Arthritis

Muscle Impairments in People with Knee Arthritis

There are several muscle impairments associated with knee osteoarthritis. Several recommendations are proposed to develop appropriate rehabilitation and fitness programs for people with knee arthritis.

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Loss of knee extension

What has the Biggest Impact on Outcomes Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery?

Loss of knee extension has a dramatic impact on gait, muscle activity, and normal tibiofemoral and patellofemoral arthrokinematics. Recent research shows loss of extension also leads to the development of early osteoarthritis.

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Viscosupplementation for the Treatment of Knee Arthritis

Viscosupplementation is becoming a popular treatment for knee arthritis. It is important to have a clear understanding of what viscosupplementation is and what it means for our patients and clients that may be dealing with knee osteoarthritis.

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Risk Factors Associated with Loss of Range of Motion Following ACL Reconstruction

One of the most common postoperative complications following ACL reconstruction is loss of range of motion, particularly loss of knee extension.  Recent studies have shown that up to 25% of all ACL reconstructions will have a loss of knee extension range of motion postoperatively.  That seems like a pretty significant amount of people to me. […]

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Meniscus Repair or Meniscectomy? Comparison of Long Term Outcomes

There is an interesting study about to come out in an upcoming article in the American Journal of Sports Medicine comparing the outcomes of arthroscopic meniscus repair and partial meniscectomy.  The authors compared 42 patients undergoing meniscal repair to 39 patients undergoing partial meniscectomy at a mean of 8.8 years after surgery.  The authors specifically […]

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The Use of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate for Knee Arthritis

A recent review from the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Arthroscopy reviewed the use of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for knee osteoarthritis.  Considering the vast amount of people suffering from knee arthritis and the increasing cost of medical care for these patients, the use of any type of supplement to reduce symptoms is […]

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ACI implant on condyle and patella

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation or Microfracture?

The current issue of AJSM has two great articles regarding articular cartilage repair  procedures that go very well together.  I think this is an amazing aspect of orthopedics as we are making ground on developing ways to restore normal cartilage.  The implications of this are staggering.  If you share an interest in articular cartilage repair, […]

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Glenohumeral Arthritis in the Athlete

Arthritis of the glenohumeral joint is a challenging shoulder injury for athletes.  As our generations change, we will continue to see less and less sedentary patients in the later stages of life.  Their functional goals in rehabilitation will be much greater than in past decades.  Traditionally, care for the older individual with glenohumeral osteoarthritis was […]

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