Knees

Stabilizing braces protect and stabilize knee ligaments. Unloader braces cushion the knee joint, help absorb impact and prevent bone to bone contact due to cartilage degeneration.

Out on a limb: Think outside the knee

We hear a lot about various co-morbidities associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA), and how addressing those additional conditions can help improve knee pain and function. But a growing body of research suggests one set of … READ MORE

Offloading the knee through gait modification

Changing the way people walk can significantly decrease knee external adduction moments, which in turn appears to relieve pain and possibly slow the progression of osteoarthritis. The challenge, however, is finding a gait modification … READ MORE

Injury risk factors among telemark skiers

Most telemark skiers worry the most about injuring their knees while earning their turns. The study certainly supports this concern, as the most common injury is to the knee (about 30-35% of all injuries reported). Storm Chasing … READ MORE

What you need to know about prehabilitation

Most of us know the value of rehabilitation following a surgery, such as a joint replacement, and how it restores physical strength and function. What may be less familiar is the concept of rehabilitation prior to surgery, or … READ MORE

Gait can determine source of knee OA

A small study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research shows that patients with post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis have a decreased adduction as compared to patients with non-traumatic knee osteoarthritis. Significance … READ MORE
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