Tag: knee pain

The Top Five Musculoskeletal Problems Treated at OSC

  by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD I have been an Orthopaedic Specialist at OSC since 1999.  During that time, I have seen thousands of patients who have presented with various complaints of pain and dysfunction.  Recently, I was asked to name the top problems for which we treat patients at OSC and the causes for… Read more »

Surgery Isn’t Always the Answer

Every patient is different, as is their pain and their needs for treatment. Surgery may not be right for you or your condition.  Being educated on all possible courses of treatment is not only encouraged by doctors, but required by many insurance companies. Orthopaedic and Spine Center’s free guide Surgery Isn’t Always the Answer explores… Read more »

Meniscal Tears, Knee Cartilage Deterioration and Knee Care

  Meniscal Tears Boyd W. Haynes III, MD We all know that the thigh bone’s connected to the shin bone and the shin bone is connected to the ankle bone…But, before we call the whole thing off, let’s discuss the lesser sung hero: the cartilage. Cartilage is our friend. We want it to hang around… Read more »

Ilio-Tibial Band Pain and Inflammation of the Hip, Upper Leg and Knee

Ever heard of the Ilio-tibial Band?  No, it is not the hottest group of rockers out of the UK, introducing their latest video on MTV and appearing soon with Lady Gaga.  The IT Band is a large, fibrous sheath of connective tissue which attaches at the hip and runs the length of the femur to… Read more »

MRI Scanning and Knee Pain Diagnosis

Dr Robert J Snyder MD of Orthopaedic & Spine Center Outlines the Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology for Diagnosing Knee Problems In my previous posts, I have discussed knee pain, what conditions or injuries cause it, at home treatments for knee pain and what steps I take to treat knee pain conservatively.  In… Read more »

Treatment of Knee Pain by Dr Robert Snyder MD

Orthopaedic & Spine Center’s Dr Robert Snyder Shares His Insights into Treating Knee Pain In my last post, I provided some background about Knee Arthroscopy and the injury and illness that may cause someone to need this type of surgery.  In this post, I am going to outline the examination and non-surgical treatment process for… Read more »

Introduction to Knee Arthroscopy by Dr Robert J Snyder MD

OSC’s Dr Robert J Snyder on Knee Arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery Background Up until about 1975, the majority of knee operations were done through large, open incisions.  Patients usually stayed in the hospital for a few days and the recovery period was long and painful.  In the late 1970’s, arthroscopic knee surgery started to… Read more »