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June 13, 2024
Hoffa's Syndrome: A Closer Look at Hoffa Fat Pad Impingement

Are You Experiencing Knee Pain? The Hoffa fat pad, also known as the infrapatellar fat pad, is a specialized cushioning structure located behind your kneecap within the knee joint. It's made up of fatty tissue surrounded by connective tissue, and its main job is to absorb shock and help distribute pressure when you move your […]

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May 15, 2024
Understanding Bone Spurs: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Understanding Bone Spurs Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in your foot when taking your first steps in the morning or a nagging ache in your shoulder that won't go away? You might be dealing with a foot or shoulder bone spur. These small, bony growths can develop in various parts of the body, […]

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May 9, 2024
What is Avascular Necrosis (AVN)?

Understanding Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Avascular necrosis, also known as osteonecrosis, occurs when your blood supply to a bone is disrupted due to various factors, leading to the death of bone tissue. This lack of blood flow deprives the bone of essential oxygen and nutrients, causing the bone to weaken and eventually collapse. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Symptoms: […]

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August 17, 2023
Understanding Patellar Tendonitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Understanding Patellar Tendonitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment When it comes to physical activity and sports, injuries are an unfortunate reality that athletes and enthusiasts must contend with. One such common injury is patellar tendonitis, a condition that affects the patellar tendon, often called the "jumper's knee." This condition can impact anyone who engages in activities […]

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July 24, 2023
What are common Knee injuries? Understanding Common Knee Injuries: Symptoms and Diagnosis

Exploring the Most Common Knee Injuries: Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Knee injuries can be debilitating, affecting our mobility and overall quality of life. As one of the most complex joints in the body, the knee is susceptible to various injuries, particularly during physical activities and sports. In this blog post, we will explore the most […]

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July 21, 2023
Common Summertime Orthopaedic Injuries: Knee, Shoulder, and Ankle

Common Sports and Orthopaedic Injuries of Summer: Knee, Shoulder, and Ankle: Summertime brings a range of activities, but it also increases the risk of orthopaedic injuries. Let's dive into the most common summertime injuries and how they can happen, and what you can do to prevent them: Knee Injuries: Knee pain can be a common […]

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April 28, 2023
How to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Runner's Knee

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common knee condition that often affects active people, especially runners. It is also known as "runner's knee" due to its frequent occurrence in athletes and other individuals who engage in high-impact activities. The pain associated with PFPS typically occurs around the front of the knee joint, where the kneecap rests on the lower end of the thigh bone.

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March 25, 2023
Diagnosing and Treating Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic, autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues, specifically targeting the joints and skin.

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September 20, 2022
Hoffa's Syndrome: Knee Fat Pad Impingement

Fat pad impingement is a condition where the knee joint presents pain because of inflammation around the aptly named fat pad. It is exactly what it sounds like: a pad of fat behind the kneecap and in between where the femur "connects" to the tibia. It's a little more complicated than that, but that's the gist of it.

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February 3, 2022
PCL Injuries and How to Treat Them

A PCL injury is a rare sports injury that occurs in any athlete who has explosive acceleration, agility, and cutting movements as part of their regular activity. Of course, it doesn’t always happen to athletes.

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