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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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August 12, 2021
Tendonitis: How to Recognize It, How We Can Treat It

A sore shoulder, a sore elbow, a sore knee — they all could have a common ailment. It’s called tendonitis, and it can affect the overused or injured joints of patients of any age. It’s most common in athletes and those with active lifestyles — those who use these joints often and with great effort.  The […]

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July 13, 2021
Bowlegs: Causes, Symptoms & Relief

You may have heard the term “bowlegged” or “bowlegs,” but what does it mean? Bowlegs are a deformity mainly in the knees that causes the legs to bow outward. It’s common in infants because of their positioning in the womb, but as they grow, develop, and begin to walk, their legs should straighten naturally. For […]

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January 21, 2021
Taking Care of Your Knees at Every Age

The knee is the largest joint in the body, making it vulnerable to many problems. Being aware of these problems and how to prevent them can help keep your knees healthy throughout your life, says Frederick Song, MD, an orthopedist on staff at University Medical Center at Princeton (UMCP). Overuse injuries: In young athletes, overuse […]

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January 18, 2021
How to Keep Your Knees Strong? Keep Your Muscles Strong!

As the largest joint in the body, the knee is one of the most easily injured. Millions of people visit their doctor every year because of common knee problems, including fractures, ligament and cartilage tears, overuse injuries, and osteoarthritis.So how do you keep your knees strong and help protect them from injury? Put simply, keep […]

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May 5, 2020
When Is the Right Time for a Knee Replacement?

People with knee arthritis often come into the office with a common question. When is the right time to have my joint replaced? Although that varies from person to person, my answer is usually the same. When you have tried everything else, and it is bad enough, it is getting in the way of living […]

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January 22, 2019
Get Your Life Back With A Total Knee Replacement & The Help of Dr. Vannozzi

Bridgewater resident Martha Barrett endured knee pain for nearly 25 years. Then the former college gymnast met with Brian Vannozzi, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Princeton Medical Center’s Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement and a partner at Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Together they agreed on a total knee replacement. She had had nine surgeries […]

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