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Reducing Knee Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the joint—a disease process causing the joint surface to wear away. The symptoms can include all or some of the following: pain, stiffness, swelling, warmth, loss of motion, decreased activity, tenderness and crepitus (grinding). Causes of osteoarthritis include age, sex, obesity, genetic disposition, bone deformities, certain metabolic diseases, previous injury or surgery and repetitive high-impact activities.

Returning NFL Center Ryan Jensen to Play After Career-Threatening Knee Injuries

When Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen suffered six major injuries to his left knee on the second day of training camp in 2022, he didn’t think he’d ever be able to step on a football field again. Jensen tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) and meniscus.

Does Patellar Tendon Graft Harvest for ACL Reconstruction Lead to an Increased Rate of Patellofemoral Arthritis?

Shelbourne Knee Center has only used the patellar tendon as the primary graft choice when doing ACL reconstructions. The patellar tendon is considered the “gold standard” of graft choices; however, many surgeons do not like to use this tendon due to the difficulty of the rehabilitation.

Treating Articular Cartilage Defects in the Knee

Chondral injuries to the knee joint refer to damage that’s done to the articular cartilage on the ends of the bones that make up the knee, the femur and tibia, but can also occur on the back side of the patella (kneecap). Chondral injuries are common to the knee joint especially with ACL injuries or multi-ligament injuries. One study reported 23% of acute ACL injuries and 54% of chronic ACL knees had articular cartilage damage.

Meniscus Tears: What to do?

There are two menisci in the knee joint; medial (inside part of the knee) and lateral (outside part of the knee). They are “C” shaped cartilages that sit between the tibia (shinbone) and the femur (thighbone). The purpose of the meniscus is to improve the fit between the femur and the tibia, and it serves to help distribute weight evenly across the joint.