Why Does My Knee Keep Popping Out of Place?
There are two types of patellar instability, which is, simply put, when the kneecap moves outside its normal space. One is traumatic patellar dislocation and the other is chronic patellar instability. According to the Cleveland Clinic, some degree of patellar instability is relatively common in the US, estimated at 50 to 77 cases per 100,000 […]
Tooele Specialties: Hip, Knee, and Shoulder
For those suffering from an acute injury or chronic pain, you know all too well the impact these things have on every moment of your life. When you’re hurt, basic daily functions and routine activities are difficult, if not impossible, without help and proper healing. Choosing the right practitioner to care for your pain or […]
Do All ACL Tears Require Surgery?
ACL tear surgery repairs or replaces an injured anterior cruciate ligament, which is the band of soft tissue that runs down the middle of the knee and connects your thighbone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). Partially torn ACLs may not need surgery, but completely torn ACLs cannot heal on their own and require surgical repair […]
How Successful Is Meniscus Transplant Surgery?
Most meniscus tears are the result of twisting your knee while your foot remains planted. If you have arthritis or are advanced in years, you can also tear your meniscus from a simple misstep or without an accident at all. For younger people, particularly those who are active, at a healthy weight, and without arthritis […]
What Can You Do to Prevent Running Injuries?
Running is a demanding sport. Many runners are driven individuals who are passionate about their performance and push themselves to the limits. However, with pushing limits come challenges, including running injuries. Whether they’re beginners or seasoned athletes, runners tend to get hurt. Estimates of the exact number are wide-ranging, but sources approximate 20%-80% of runners […]
Femur Fracture: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
The femur — commonly called the thighbone — extends from your pelvis to your knees, making it the longest bone in your body. Because it is also the body’s strongest bone, fracturing it requires significant force and is a serious injury. If you have symptoms of a broken femur, seek emergency medical treatment. What are […]
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Recovery
The knee is the largest joint in the body and – unfortunately – it’s also one of the easiest joints to injure. In particular, the ligaments in the knee are prone to sprains and tears in athletes and other active individuals. While strength training and conditioning can help support the knee and protect the ligaments […]