Treating ACL injuries without surgery

Treating ACL injuries without surgery

ACL injuries are devastating injuries. In the most severe form they can leave a knee completely unstable. Even in a mild form a slightly unstable knee will predispose to osteoarthritis long term. For significant tears the surgical approach of tearing out your existing...
The Danger of Meniscus surgery in someone with Knee Arthritis

The Danger of Meniscus surgery in someone with Knee Arthritis

It’s well established that arthroscopic surgery that removes meniscus tissue in someone with pre-existing knee arthritis is not better than physical therapy alone, and has the potential to accelerate the arthritic process.  It’s the reason why that surgery...

Are X-rays helpful to check if you have Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, how can you judge the severity of your condition? While the number of joints involved and presence of inflammation in other organs outside of the joints are useful variables, imaging studies are the...

What does it mean to have an abnormal MRI of the knee?

MRIs are an incredibly powerful imaging tool for a physician. For better and sometimes worse they show an incredible amount of detail. When is comes to certain musculoskeletal problems, an MRI can help to make a diagnosis. I say help because on their own they...