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The Most Common Mountain Biking Injuries: Stats and Types of Injuries

After the snow has melted and the trails have dried, throngs of mountain biking enthusiasts flock to their local mountains to tackle tough climbs and race downhill with abandon. No matter whether you’re a newbie, a weekend warrior or adrenaline junky on the hill every day, you can expect to suffer from a mountain biking […]

When to See a Doctor for Knee Pain

Unfortunately, knee pain is a common problem for many Americans of all ages. While younger people tend to experience knee pain after an injury, knee pain can also be caused by a number of medical conditions, obesity and arthritis. If you’re experiencing acute or chronic knee pain, you may need to see a knee specialist […]

symptoms-knee-arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of knee arthritis, and is characterized by degeneration of cartilage in the joint. The cartilage in your knee facilitates movement, protecting and padding the joint. When it starts to deteriorate, you may experience pain or other symptoms of knee arthritis that make everyday movements or exercise painful or difficult.  […]

Your ACL and MCL are both ligaments in your knee. The two ligaments connect your femur (thigh bone) to your tibia (shin bone) and protect the menisci that cushion the knee joint. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a tear can help you identify which of these two ligaments is injured and receive appropriate treatment. […]

Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement, or a total knee arthroplasty, involves removing damaged portions of the knee structure and replacing them with man-made prosthetics. Typically made of titanium, plastics, ceramics, or metal alloys, implants are designed to mimic the position and shape of natural bone allowing for a near normal range of motion. Common reasons for […]

Knee Surgery: Torn Meniscus Repair

The knee is complex structure, capable of withstanding shock and pressure and able to produce a range of motion. The meniscus is a strip of cartilage that provides a cushion between the thighbone and the shinbone. There are two menisci in each knee joint, on either side. While the knee can survive consistent pressure and […]