Knee Pain

Finding help for post knee replacement pain and complications

Ross Hauser, MD., Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C Can we help you with your continued knee pain after knee replacement surgery? In this article, we will explore the problems identifying the source of knee pain after knee replacement and how identifying and treating soft tissue damage may be the answer […]

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Platelet Rich Plasma for Knee Osteoarthritis: When it works, when it does not work

Ross Hauser, MD, Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C Part 1: An introduction to PRP treatments. The science PRP as an anti-inflammatory. Chronic inflammation from structural breakdown caused by knee instability. Platelet-rich plasma can provide key factors balancing proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory factors. PRP as an anti-inflammatory. Chronic inflammation from structural breakdown […]

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Patellar Tendinopathy surgery and treatment options

Ross A. Hauser, MD; Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C In this article, we will examine research and clinical observations of various treatments for patellar tendinopathy, a degeneration process of the kneecap tendon. We will also look at the connection between patellar tendinopathy, continuing degenerative knee ligament damage, and degenerative knee instability […]

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How difficult is it to lose weight before knee replacement? Is it necessary?

Only 20% of patients who are told to lose weight to have the knee replacement actually lose the weight. Researchers at the University of Vermont, Indiana University School of Medicine, University of Virginia, and NYU Langone Health wrote in The Journal of Arthroplasty (1) about the difficulties obese individuals have […]

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Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery

Ross Hauser, MD, Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C. Many people are faced with a decision when they go to their orthopedist surgeon with the knowledge that all conservative care treatments have now failed and they will be told that they should strongly consider knee replacement surgery. So here you are, […]

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Complete or a partial ACL tear, is ACL surgery necessary?

Ross A. Hauser, MD, Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C. ACL reconstruction surgery alternatives and regenerative treatment options Is ACL reconstruction surgical repair the right option for every patient? In this article, we review the latest medical research that can help the patient/athlete understand their ACL pre and post-surgery challenges. If […]

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