Tag Archives: knee pain

AARP Bulletin with medical tips from yours truly!

AARP Bulletin with medical tips from yours truly!Disclaimer:  Talk to your doctor about your specific knee pain.  If you are walking around with bone-on-bone arthritis, you may need a total knee replacement (and NOT be a candidate for conservative management).  … Continue reading

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Arthroscopic knee surgery in some cases is not needed!

Stop the presses!  There was a study showing that middle-aged people (mean age of 53 – 59) who have arthroscopic repair of degenerative meniscal tears do NOT have significantly improved long-term pain OR function over conservative measures. This study included … Continue reading

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Should you have arthroscopic knee surgery?

This is a great question that was recently answered.  A study of 805 patients with mean age of 53 to 59 showed that arthroscopic repair of degenerative meniscal tears does not significantly improve long-term pain or function. Arthroscopic surgery did … Continue reading

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Will my knee pain get worse?

There are identifiable risk factors which may predict who has worsening knee arthritis.  If you are male, obese, feel worse pain in your knee (your opinion), or have worse looking knee xrays (my opinion) your knee pain is more likely to … Continue reading

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