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What Is Subchondroplasty?

The Subchondroplasty procedure (or SCP) is a new minimally-invasive surgery that can be used for the treatment of subchondral defects due to chronic bone marrow edema. Chronic bone marrow edema is the swelling of the soft bone in the subchondral layer, which is located underneath the joint. Researchers have recently discovered that chronic bone marrow 
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Indianapolis Colts Wide Receiver Reggie Wayne Suffers Season-Ending ACL Tear

Star wide receiver Reggie Wayne, a veteran of the NFL, suffered a season-ending knee injury last week. In the fourth quarter of the game against the Broncos, Wayne’s right knee buckled while attempting to catch a pass. This non-contact injury was soon discovered to be an ACL tear, and Wayne will need to undergo ACL 
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Modern Treatment for Meniscus Tears in Los Angeles

The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body, and meniscus tears are one of the most common knee injuries. The orthopedic knee surgeons at the Knee Surgery Center of Excellence, in Beverly Hills, are experts in knee arthroscopy and meniscus repair surgeries. As leaders in their field the surgeons will 
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Knee Surgery and ACL Reconstructive Surgery

Are you having knee pain or popping sensation with movement? As sports injuries are becoming more popular so are injuries to casual and professional athletes. One common knee injury is an ACL tear. A common treatment method is knee surgery or ACL reconstructive surgery. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is used to help stabilize the 
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How Knee Drainage Can Relieve Chronic Knee Swelling

Knee swelling is a fairly common condition that involves the build up of fluid within or around the knee joint. In most cases, the tried and true regimen of ice, compression, elevation, and rest allows the swelling to resolve naturally. Chronic or severe knee swelling, however, is a potentially painful and functionally debilitating condition that 
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Who Needs Revision Knee Surgery?

For most patients, knee replacement procedures remain effective for 20+ years. Because knee replacement is often performed on older individuals, these implants are likely to remain functional throughout the patients’ lifetimes. However, with an increasing number of younger patients undergoing partial and total knee replacement, orthopedic surgeons sometimes need to perform revision knee surgery to 
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Knicks Guard J.R. Smith Undergoes Left Knee Surgery

Knicks guard, J.R. Smith, underwent an arthroscopic repair of his lateral meniscus, along with repair of his patellar tendon. Smith, a winner of the Sixth Man of the Year award, was key in the Knicks playoffs, but then started having problems in the post season. He now will be out for 12 to 16 weeks 
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4 Ways to Soothe Knee Arthritis

Having knee arthritis can affect your entire life. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of knee arthritis, progresses slowly and gets increasingly more painful as time goes by. This is due to the fact that the cushion layer between your bones or cartilage continuously wear away, leaving bare bone exposed inside the joint and causing joint 
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Meniscus Transplantation as an Alternative to Total Knee Replacement

As the largest load-bearing joint in the body, the demand on our knee during daily activities is immense. Therefore, it’s no surprise that wear and tear of the cartilage that cushions the knee is a fairly prevalent condition among athletes and older individuals. Until recently, individuals who have suffered severe damage to the meniscal cartilage 
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How Knee Surgery Is Changing Athletes’ Lives

Sports injuries are incredibly common among professional athletes, especially the ligaments in the knee joint. However, many successful knee surgery procedures exist, which helps a lot of players make full recoveries and stay in the game longer. Wilson Ramos of the Washington Nationals is a great example of these medical advances. After tearing both his 
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