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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Is it possible that replace artificial knee joint twice for one person?

TKR: If a person had a total knee replacement and had problems or wearing of the prosthesis it is certainly possible to do a revision total knee replacement. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an infection in or around a artificial knee joint for a couple years and it never be detected in blood work?

Is it possible to have an infection in or around a artificial knee joint for a couple years and it never be detected in blood work?

Unlikely: If you did not have fever, redness, pain and swelling of the knee, then it was not likely to be infected. You do not have infection that long without major problems developing long before 2 years. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

Low impact: Generally, it is a good idea to keep the knee moving with as little impact as possible. Provided it is just a strain, and there are no fractures, torn meniscus or ligaments, a low impact exercise program including riding a stationary bike or elliptical machine would be advisable. If it hurts, don't do it and make sure you check with a physician. ...Read more

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What is the best procedure to do for worn out cartilage in knee joint?

What is the best procedure to do for worn out cartilage in knee joint?

Cartilage: If the "worn out cartilage" is referring to the meniscus then a meniscal transplant can be performed if there is significant meniscal loss and the patient is relatively young with no or minimal associated articular cartilage wear. If the 'worn out cartilage" is referring to the coating or articular cartilage of the femur then an articular cartilage can be considered with possible autologous tx. ...Read more

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Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment?Im not overweight and exercise daily.

Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment?Im  not overweight and exercise daily.

Need more info: Sorry to hear about your knee. "crushed " doesn't sound good but i need more information to give u an answer. It would be best to look @ your x-rays and arthroscopic photos( if u have had your knee 'scoped') @ a minimum to give you your tx. Alternatives.Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is a lateral displaced tibial plataeu the same thing as a crushed knee joint? X-ray's available on profile. Thx in adv

Is a lateral displaced tibial plataeu the same thing as a crushed knee joint? X-ray's available on profile. Thx in adv

Not good: Sorry but I do not know how to see your profile but what you describe is a reasonably bad fracture of the knee joint with displaced fracture of the outside part of the tibia at the knee this needs attention of an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?

What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?

Let me advise you: Many patients appear to do well from an arthroscopic washout and debridement where any loose bodies of cartilage are removed and the defect is tidied back to healthy cartilage. However, when this treatment fails to relieve symptoms it is unclear what the best treatment is. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Replacement (Definition)

It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee. The bottom end of the thigh bone(femur), the upper end of the shin bone(tibia) and the undersurface ...Read more