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BMI and Road Wear

BMI and Road Wear

BMI not BMW. BMI is statistical measurement which compares a person’s weight and height.  It can be a useful tool to estimate a healthy body weight. A recent study examined the knees of 336 overweight patients over 30 months.  20.2 % of the patients showed a...
Synvisc Shoulder Injection Pain

Synvisc Shoulder Injection Pain

Synvisc, also called hyaluric acid, is injectable medication used in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Hyaluric acid is an important component of articulat cartilage.  It binds water and is responsible for the resilience of cartilage. Osteoarthritis,...
Trendelenburg Test

Trendelenburg Test

The Trendelenburg test is a simple maneuver to evaluate the strength of the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscle.  It is performed by having the patient stand unassisted on one leg while the other leg is raised off the ground.  The examiner places their fingers...
New Knee Cartilage

New Knee Cartilage

The knee is covered with cartilage. Cartilage is living material that produces glycosaminoglycans (GAG’s),  which allow for lubrication as well as holding onto water within the cartilage. Maintenance of cartilage is a dynamic process.  Each time we cycle, ski...
Valgus and Varus Alignment

Valgus and Varus Alignment

Valgus and varus describe the alignment between two anatomical segments.  Valgus  refers to outward angulation of the distal segment of a bone or joint.  Varus is the opposite of valgus and refers to inward angulation of the distal segment of a bone or joint. To...