Tag Archives: knee
Mesenchymal stem cells for treating knee osteoarthritis
Cartilage in the knee does not heal very well nor very quickly, so continued use of the leg when walking for example can result in further damage, bony projections (osteophytes), stiffening and swelling of the joint (Fig.
The anterolateral ligament of the knee – an anatomical phantom
In 1879, Paul Segond published an article on clinically present and experimentally created bloody effusions in sprained knee joints. As an associated aggravation, he reported the formation of comminuted fractures of the lateral tibial condyle caused by
The reliability and validity of the Figure of 8 Walk test in older people with knee replacement
The Figure of 8 Walk (F8W) test looks at walking in straight and curved paths in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions (Fig. 1). The time taken to carry out the test is recorded along with the number
How do people’s expectations compare to the reality of their recovery after a knee replacement surgery?
The decision to undergo a knee replacement is not one taken lightly by the patient or medical team. For many people with arthritis, medication and exercise therapies can help their symptoms, but when problems persist, a knee
Infected stent graft behind the knee
Popliteal artery aneurysms are the commonest peripheral artery aneurysm and affect 1% of men aged 65 to 80 years. The popliteal artery in the main artery behind the knee and an aneurysm is where the blood vessels
Could accelerated physical therapy after hip and knee replacement get patients home sooner?
The joint replacement procedures total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are among the most effective surgical procedures in modern medicine. In the United States the number of THA procedures is projected to increase 174%
Inventing an new flap for small to medium-sized defects of the knee
Coverage of soft tissue defects of the knee due to multiple operations, trauma and infection remains a surgical challenge. Often these defects are repaired using free tissue transfer. The aim of the current study was to find
Non-invasive real-time prediction of inner knee temperatures during therapeutic cooling
Measurements in biomedicine are often difficult to perform because human subjects are involved. Many examples can be found, particularly in clinical procedures, where in vivo measurements are often not as accurate as desired, difficult, dangerous or even
Awful knee pain, rounding up the unusual suspects
If you have had persisting severe knee pain following an arthroscopy you might wonder why. When this happens many people will have a repeated MRI following the surgery despite the fact that one was done before the