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.

The cure for osteoarthritis

A knee that is as good as new again, without major surgery or a prosthesis. That is something osteoarthritis patients can only dream of. But this will soon change, according to UT professor Marcel Karperien. If all goes well, the … READ MORE

What is tendinosis?

Tendinosis is a chronic tendon injury. It is a common condition but is often misdiagnosed as tendinitis. In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from … READ MORE

Out on a limb: Low tech, high value

The use of advanced technologies to provide feedback to patients during rehabilitation is all the rage in lower extremity healthcare. But, as exciting as these new modalities can be, it’s important to remember that low-tech feedback … READ MORE

What is overpronation?

When the arch of the foot collapses excessively downward or inward, this is known as overpronation. Sometimes, people call this condition flat feet. Overpronation is when the arches of the foot roll inward or downward when walking, … READ MORE

Can exercise prevent knee osteoarthritis?

A study of human skeletons housed in the vaults of US museums is providing a unique historical perspective on the prevailing wisdom that knee osteoarthritis (OA) is primarily a disease of aging and overweight, factors that are … READ MORE

Game Changer™ OA knee brace

Several studies investigating the clinical effectiveness of valgus bracing have reported that patients experience significant reduction in pain and improvement in physical function. Significant reduction of pain during activities of … READ MORE

Knee surgery—have we been doing it wrong?

Cleaning up loose cartilage is not always beneficial, according to a new University at Buffalo study that could impact athletes and seniors, reduce health care costs. By Grove Potter, University at Buffalo July 18, 2017 A team of … READ MORE

What I wish I’d known about my knees

Many of the procedures people undergo to counter chronic knee pain in the hopes of avoiding a knee replacement have limited or no evidence to support them. Some enrich the pockets of medical practitioners while rarely benefiting … READ MORE

Knee surgery rates soaring among teen girls

A growing number of U.S. athletes are getting operations to repair torn knee ligaments, and a new study suggests injury rates are highest and rising fastest among teen girls. Former Dallas Texans player Christina Gordon (wearing … READ MORE
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