Category Archives: Knee

Stem cells, PRP, and HA, oh my! We are not in Kansas anymore…

I just returned from our annual meeting of Orthopedic Surgeons in Orlando, and have been trying to pull together the most up to date evidence on the uses of these exciting new technologies for treating arthritic joints, and ultimately regenerating … Continue reading

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The $1000 bottle of Ibuprofen

After practicing for 32 years, I have finally had it. People complain all the time about how dysfunctional the health care system is. In many ways it is, with rules and regulations dictating choices caregivers have, and roadblocks for patients … Continue reading

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Should you take antibiotics after your total joint replacement?

Reprinted from J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2013;21: 190-192 by David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA You have an orthopaedic implant (for example, joint arthroplasty, metal plates or rods) from a previous orthopaedic surgery. A potential complication of these implants is … Continue reading

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PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA), OTHER INJECTIONS AND ARTHRITIS

Over the last several years, a lot of exciting work has done in the use of concentrated platelets taken from the patient’s own blood, and putting in joints, tendons and inflamed areas. Platelets are the cells in our blood that … Continue reading

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Raised Toilet Seat

You hear all the time from patients, physicians and healthcare workers that the health system is broken.  This weekend was an example of how broken the Worker’s Compensation system is.  I fear that private insurance and Medicare are not far … Continue reading

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Current Status of Injections for the Treatment of Arthritis

There have been some important papers published in the past year comparing the benefits of injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid (HA) and saline (placebo). These papers show statistically significant improvement in pain relief with platelet rich plasma … Continue reading

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ACL Treatment Options

My last blog discussed the diagnosis of ACL injuries.  I think the last blog was very timely, as this has been really quite a season for what seems to me, an increased number of patients coming in with ACL tears … Continue reading

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Tis the Season- for ACL tears

The 2 most common ligament injuries in skiing are the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). These injuries are not quite so common in snowboarding. Ligament injuries generally occur as a result of a high speed … Continue reading

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ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME or “RUNNERS KNEE”

I have seen several cases of IT band syndrome this week in the office and as the weather gets a little bit better, people are starting to get out and run more.  The iliotibial band syndromes are a very common … Continue reading

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Advancements in Running Shoes

As a runner and an orthopedic surgeon, I have two reasons to keep abreast of the advances in running shoe design. The design of running shoes is experiencing a revolution. What started as a fringe movement of barefooted runners morphed … Continue reading

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