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Meniscus Tears & Surgery, Part II

Meniscus Tears & Surgery, Part II

Yesterday, I blogged on the structure and function of the meniscus. Today, I’ll discuss some of the current literature on meniscus surgery. This is commonly referred to by orthopedic surgeons as cleaning up or fixing the meniscus, however, what is genuinely...
Meniscus Tears & Surgery, Part I

Meniscus Tears & Surgery, Part I

The meniscus cartilages in the knees are made of fibro-cartilage, similar to the end of the nose or ear. Meniscus type structures are found in many synovial joints. They provide cushion, stability and protection for the hyaline cartilage that is on the end of the...
Blind vs Guided Knee Injections

Blind vs Guided Knee Injections

Knee injections are a common procedure performed in sports, pain, primary care and orthopedic clinics. From the occasional cortisone to viscosupplement (e.g. synvisc, hyalgan) and on to advanced platelet and stem cell procedures, as a physician I always consider the...