Posts From February, 2017

Torn Meniscus

What is a torn meniscus? How is that different from arthritis of the knee? The medial and lateral menisci of the knee are 2 crescent shaped discs of tough cartilage tissue that lie between the ends of the upper leg bone and lower leg bone that form the knee joint. Meniscus tears commonly occur during…  read more


Football Injuries

What are common knee injuries in football player? There are several injuries that are possible in sports especially football. Many of these can occur without contact as the foot is planted and the knee twists. An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is a common traumatic injury to the knee. Often this occurs without contact. The…  read more


Arthritis

Dear Doctor: My joints are hurting, do I have arthritis? What is Arthritis? Arthritis means inflammation (swelling, redness, pain, damage) around a joint. The cartilage on the end of the bones deteriorates. What causes Arthritis? There can be certain systemic diseases like Gout, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Spondylitis that can cause “arthritis”. What we think…  read more