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The Five Most Common Causes of an ACL Injury

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The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), is one of the four ligaments of the knee, these four ligaments join the tibia (big shin bone) and fibula (smaller shin bone) to the femur (thigh bone). These four ligaments are prone to injury if the knee joint is over-exerted, twisted, or overextended. Women pose five times greater risk […]

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The ABCs of Your Knee’s Crucial Ligaments

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To understand the importance of the ligaments in your knees, you must first understand what a healthy ligament does for you and how it performs. The human knee is made of three bones – the tibia, femur, and patella (shin, thigh, and kneecap). At the most basic explanation, a ligament is a thick, fibrous band […]

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Five Knee Replacement Alternatives

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If you’re on this page, chances are you’re contemplating knee surgery. Of course, that’s a pretty big, life-changing decision, so it’s usually in your best interest to exhaust EVERY other less-invasive option first. Below are my most recommended knee replacement alternatives: Anti-inflammatory Meds This one’s the most standard of the list. You’ve probably already tried […]

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Manage Injuries with the P.R.I.C.E. Treatment

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When it comes to knee or leg injures, a lot of us grew up with the good ol’ RICE system (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation). Recently, however, there’s been a new addition to the injury triage party: Protection. Necessitating a new acronym, the new PRICE system emphasizes just how important the Protection element is to […]

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My Favorite Knee Replacement Videos

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It’s human nature to want to know as much about an upcoming surgery. For some, that little booklet your doctor will give you pre-surgery is more than plenty. Those handouts tend to be quick and easy reading…nothing to elicit fear and they usually steer well clear of any graphic images. Reality is, surgery is a […]

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Post-Surgery Recovery Times

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As with any surgery (or trauma to the body), recovery times can vary quite a bit from person to person. Those differences come about due to a surgeon’s expertise, the immune system’s response times (ie, how quickly your body heals) and your post-operative care; the ways you prepare for surgery also plays a big role. […]

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The Costs of Knee Replacement Surgery

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If you’re considering replacement of one or both of your knees, one of the first steps on the road to recovery is understanding the costs associated with surgery. There are two main types of knee replacement procedures, total and partial. Each involves replacement of diseased or otherwise non-functional tissues of the knee with plastic and […]

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