Orthopedics Hip Knee

MCL Tear or Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries

MCL Tear or Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries

People who sustain an MCL tear may complain of the knee giving out. Treatment of an MCL tear is almost always non-surgical. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is one of four major ligaments that are critical to the stability of the knee joint. A...

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MCL Tear or Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries

People who sustain an MCL tear may complain of the knee giving out. Treatment of an MCL tear is almost always non-surgical. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is one of four major ligaments that are critical to the stability of the knee joint. A...

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Advanced Hip Strengthening Exercises

Learn step-by-step instructions on how to perform challenging hip strengthening exercises like the single leg bridge and hip abductions. The hips are large, weight-bearing joints that are subject to significant stress each day. If you have hip...

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The 6 Types of Meniscus Tears

Meniscus tears are not all the same. Here you can learn about the types of tears that occur and how that may change the treatment recommended. Meniscus tears are a common cause of knee pain and many people end up with arthroscopic knee surgery for...

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An Overview of Meniscus Tear

Here's an overview of meniscus tear, including symptoms, what causes it, and how doctors go about diagnosing and treating this common knee condition. The meniscus is a type of C-shaped cartilage that sits within your knee joint between your...

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Hip-Joint and Femoral Osteoplasty

Removal of bone spurs, called osteoplasty, is a surgical procedure to address a common cause of hip pain called femoroacetabular impingement, or FAI. Hip-joint pain has received a lot of attention during the past decade. What was often attributed to...

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Skin Numbness After Knee Replacement Surgery

Discover why many people experience numbness around their incision points after knee replacement surgery. Knee replacement surgery is a common surgical procedure that has a very high success rate. While the vast majority of people who have...

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ACL Surgery Graft Options

When ACL surgery is necessary, a graft must be selected. Learn about your choices for reconstruction. ACL reconstruction is a surgical procedure to replace the torn ligament for someone who has sustained an ACL tear. Once an individual has...

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Knee X-Rays and Detecting Abnormalities

When evaluating your pain, your doctor may take knee X-rays. Here's how the results can help determine the cause of and treatment for your knee pain. As part of the standard evaluation of your knee, your doctor will discuss the nature of the...

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