Knee Pain

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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Does a knee replacement help you lose weight?

Ross A. Hauser, MD; Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C Many patients are under the assumption that the quickest way to attack their obesity problem is to get a knee replacement. The thinking is that if they eliminate their knee pain with their “new knee,” they can exercise, be more active, […]

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Arthroscopic knee surgery in a middle-age patient. Are there non-surgical options?

Ross Hauser, MD., Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C At our center, we see a lot of patients who love to be active and play golf, tennis, and pickleball. We also see patients who have demanding lines of work. These included contractors, landscapers, and other jobs that require people to be […]

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Conservative care for knee osteoarthritis

The people we see at our clinic are typically people who have been suffering from chronic pain for many, many years. Their joints pop, grind, crack, and are generally considered to be “noisy.” They have a long medical history of prescription anti-inflammatory medications use, stronger prescription anti-inflammatory medications, painkillers,  physical […]

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Non-surgical bucket handle meniscus tear treatments and repairs

Ross Hauser, MD., Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C The evidence for non-surgical bucket handle meniscus tear repair For many doctors and patients, arthroscopic repair is the treatment of choice for meniscal tears. Indeed in many cases, this is warranted. This article will discuss bucket handle tear surgery, realistic recovery expectations following […]

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Platelet rich plasma injections for meniscus tears

Ross A. Hauser, MD., Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C.  In this article, we will explore research on Platelet Rich Plasma therapy for meniscus injury. This article is for people exploring the possibility of: Meniscus arthroscopic surgery. Meniscus arthroscopic surgery with PRP augmentation. PRP injection treatment for meniscus tears as a […]

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