Knee Surgeons Offer Top Prevention Tips

June 19th, 2015

 As orthopaedic specialists, we see a wide range of conditions, injuries and diseases here at Rothman Institute. We have teams of specialists that focus specifically on the spine, the hands and wrists, the feet and ankles and on and on. However, it is our focus on the knee joint that is the focus of this particular article.

 
Our knee surgeons care for patients with everything from torn ligaments and meniscus tears to advanced stages of degenerative joint disease. Whatever the cause of the problem, the goals of treatment is always the same: to relieve pain and restore function!
 
Types of Procedures Our Knee Surgeons Perform:
  • Nonoperative treatments
  • Reconstruction of ligaments 
  • Partial knee replacements
  • Total Knee Replacements
  • Revison knee Replacements
  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Bilateral Knee Replacement
  • Cartilage Injury Treatments
  • Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (Knee)
  • Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Repair/Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Tear Surgeries
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Non-operative Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Treatment
  • Non-operative Knee Arthritis Treatment
  • Non-operative Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury Treatment
  • Non-operative Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury Treatment
  • Non-operative Meniscal Tear Treatment
  • Non-operative Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury Treatment
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
  • Revision Knee Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
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General Knee Health Tips:
Whether you are reading this article because you have pain due to osteoarthritis or because someone you love has sustained a sports-related ligament injury, we believe that the following list of prevention tips will prove helpful for you. These are offered by our experienced knee surgeons, after years of having observed trends and common problem areas for patients.
 
Here at Rothman Institute, one of our core values is patient education. The more you know about the anatomy of your knees, their susceptibility to certain kinds of injuries and how to maintain healthy bones and joints, the better you can proactively care of your own body.
 
Maintain a Healthy Weight: excess weight puts undue stress on your joints, making them work harder and making it more likely for them to sustain injury or cartilage loss
Watch Your Nutrition: adequate intake of both Vitamin C and Calcium are important for collagen formation and bone health.
Exercise Regularly: not only does movement keep your joints from getting stiff, but it also strengthens the bones and muscles in and around the knees, protecting the joint. Just remember to properly warm up and cool down before and after you exercise.
Stretch Every Day: staying flexible and maintaining (or even improving) your range of motion can go a long way in preventing potential injuries.
 
If you’re looking for experienced knee surgeons who can provide you with patient-focused care backed by one of the most renowned orthopaedic teams in the U.S., you’ve come to the right place! Call 1-800-321-9999 to set up your appointment!

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