Single Incision Knee Arthroscopy
Knee arthroscopy is a great procedure to relieve knee pain. Most arthroscopies of the knee are done to treat cartilage injuries and other internal knee problems. The arthroscope is a small diameter instrument that is connected to a video screen for the surgeon to view the interior of the knee. Arthroscopy is performed by making a viewing portal for the arthroscope and at least one “working” portal. The working portal is for the surgeon to pass instruments through to treat t
Osteoarthritis vs Osteoporosis Part 1
Hello again! During a recent presentation on shoulder pain, a participant asked me what the difference was between osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Although they may sound and spelled similar, they are two very different diagnoses. Each is treated with different medications and sometimes surgery is needed. Bone meets bone at a joint. There are lots of ways this can happen. The most common issue with people is where bones meet to form joints like in fingers, knees, hips and
Knee Arthritis is Painful.
Hello! Dr. H again, it’s Sunday afternoon. Why does having knee replacement relieve pain from arthritis when the procedure itself sounds so bad? That is the question that a patient asked me last week. So let us first discuss what arthritis is and why is it painful. The knee joint is a complex joint where the thigh, shin and knee cap meet. This is all held together by an array of muscle, tendons, ligaments, and meniscal cartilage. Where the bones actually meet they are cove