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Chondromalacia patella (or patellae), also referred to as “runner’s knee” is a condition in which the cartilage cushioning the area under the patella (kneecap) begins to deteriorate and wear out. Due to this, the kneecap may start to rub against the femur (thigh bone) and cause discomfort or pain. This condition is often common among young athletes or sports people do to increased activity and action involving the knees. The condition can also occur in adults who are suffering from arthritis. » Read more about: Chondromalacia patella »
Ronald Hillock MDFellow American Academy of Orthopedic SurgeonsDiplomat American Board of Orthopedic SurgeryAdult Reconstruction and Orthopedic Oncology
If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down.
If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using walking supports are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee replacement surgery. » Read more about: Total Knee Replacement »
Knee replacement surgeries are a safe and effective way to help patients improve mobility, have less pain, and resume normal activities. In fact, many patients often wonder why they waited so long to finally address their pain.
On the other hand, there are those who are less than satisfied with their decision, and here are some of the biggest mistakes that led them to that unfortunate result. » Read more about: 5 Common Mistakes Patients Make When Getting a Knee Replacement »
Once you have weighed the risks versus the benefits and consulted with your physician, it’s crucial to know how to avoid common risks of total knee replacement.
Reasons to Have a Total Knee Replacement
When osteoarthritis has damaged the knee joint, and other treatments like physical therapy, injections, or medications have not given enough relief, Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center may recommend knee surgery.
During surgery, the damaged cartilage and bone are removed, and your surgeon will implant an artificial joint made of metal, » Read more about: How to Avoid Common Risks of Total Knee Replacement »
Whether you’re rooting for your team to make it to the Superbowl, or cheering on your daughter’s soccer team, here are some of the most common knee injuries for each sport and how they can be prevented! » Read more about: The Worst Knee Injuries that can Affect your Favorite Teams »
Many patients have questions about the typical recovery after knee surgery, when they’ll be able to complete daily tasks on their own, and when they’ll be exercising again. » Read more about: What is Recovery like After Knee Surgery? »