Blog - Knee

How outpatient total joint replacement surgery is possible

Knee replacement. Think about that for a second. When I perform a knee replacement surgery, I remove someone’s knee and put in an artificial one. Medical science has come a long way, and at times, I think we take for granted what we’re able to do now. It’s exciting to see medicine advance. Early in… read more


Do Injections work for osteoarthritis pain in the hip and knee?

So you’re thinking about an injection to treat your hip/knee osteoarthritis. Here’s what you should know. First, if your knee pain or hip pain is keeping you from pursuing the lifestyle you want, then you need to do something about it. Live the lifestyle you want. Go climb mountains or ride your bike, or shoot… read more


“I was convinced physical therapy was a waste of time”

Tom and his friend Nancy prepare to climb Machu Picchu. “I thought I would never walk without pain, that I would no longer be able to do the things I once could.” I can imagine what you’re thinking right now: “Uh…why would you say that about a service you offer?” or maybe you’re thinking, “You… read more


Who is a good candidate for partial knee replacement

There are three main sections in the knee–we refer to them as compartments–that can undergo osteoarthritic changes and these include the inside of the knee, which is more common (the medial compartment), the outside of the knee (the lateral compartment), and underneath the knee cap (patellofemoral joint). Some patients will have isolated single compartment disease…. read more


5 Keys of Proper Running Form

Hold on a second. Isn’t running just grabbing a pair of shoes and putting one foot in front of the other? If you’ve thought this, you’re not alone, and technically, yes. All you need to do to run is–well–run, but to do it well and to do it safely means that runners need to focus… read more


Am I too young to undergo total knee arthroplasty?

Many younger patients with debilitating knee pain and a diagnosis of end stage arthritis of the knee are under the impression that getting a knee replacement is only for elderly patients. Unfortunately, this leads to many patients under the age of fifty living in pain because they are scared to consider joint reconstruction. And that… read more