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Why Is My Knee Swollen?

Swelling in the joints can be traced to a number of injuries or chronic conditions. Here are some of the most common.

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5 Signs You Might Have an ACL Tear

ACL tears are common among athletes, but anyone can be affected by this debilitating knee injury.

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5 Common Golf Injuries and How to Prevent Them

While golf may lack the intense running and jumping common in higher impact sports, it still requires repetitive motions that place significant pressure on your joints. These movements, especially if done incorrectly, put stress on the body that can eventually lead to debilitating injuries. Here’s what you should know about five of the most common […]

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Are You at Risk for a Knee Injury?

Whether you’re an athlete or just an active person, the knees play a critical role in our everyday lives: most basic motions wouldn’t be possible without them, and they’re no less indispensable for more high-impact activities such as running and weightlifting. Because the knees serve so many diverse functions, injuries to them can completely disrupt a patient’s […]

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Football Injuries: Kneecap (Patellar) Dislocation

Athletes in high impact sports or sports that require a lot of running and jumping are prone to knee injuries. Kneecap dislocations most often happen as a result of trauma, such as when a football player is tackled or a soccer players falls hard on his knees. The kneecap, or patella, is referred to as dislocated when […]

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Bryce Petty Diagnosed With Grade 1 MCL Sprain

Bryce Petty, The Jets’ star quarterback, was diagnosed with a Grade 1 MCL tear. What does this mean? Well, thankfully, Petty hasn’t torn any ligaments in the knee too significantly, which would have taken a long time to heal and probably have caused a recurrent issue. Having suffered a Grade 1 sprain, sustaining the least amount of […]

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PFPS Is The Most Common Culprit Of Knee Pain

The very most common reason for knee pain that any orthopedic surgeon sees is Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Miraculously, it is the least understood knee condition. I’m sure nearly all of you have had some component of this condition but many of us suffer with it on a consistent basis. The most common complaint with PFPS is a […]

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Weightlifting Injuries: Patellar Tendinitis

Knee pain is a common ailment for all athletes but weightlifters are especially prone to pain developing in the kneecap. This is frequently caused by a condition known as patellar tendonitis, which is essentially inflammation of the patellar tendon located directly under the kneecap. Patellar Tendinitis is often caused by squats, especially sumo position squats. To prevent patellar tendinitis, it […]

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How Did I Tear My Meniscus?

You don’t have to be an avid athlete to be diagnosed with a torn meniscus. Often times patients don’t remember what may have caused an injury before the onset of pain. So why is it so common to tear a meniscus and what does this mean for your knee? We have two menisci in each of our […]

The Truth About Knee Pain

The Truth About Knee Pain

If you don’t have some sort of knee pain yet, you probably will. 15 million Americans visit their orthopedists every year for knee pain. A vast majority of athletes, regular exercisers, and simply middle-aged patients are diagnosed with a torn ACL, runner’s knee, or arthritic knee joints.With the knee being such a common place for injury, it’s […]

Winter Injuries

Winter Injuries: Icy Slips And Falls

Winter can be a daunting time of year for the thousands of Americans who have suffered serious injury from slips or falls due to icy weather. Unfortunately, even a small slip on a patch of ice can result in an injury that can cause chronic pain or other musculoskeletal issues for a lifetime. At NY […]

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Did I Tear My ACL?

Anterior Cruciate Ligaments, or ACLs, are very common areas of injury for athletes. Patients often come to NY Bone and Joint convinced that they’ve torn their ACL. ACL tears can cause serious pain and need to be treated by an orthopedic specialist like Dr. Leon E. Popovitz, MD, properly, or it will become a reoccurring problem. […]

Revision Total Knee Replacement

Revision Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement surgery is one of many very successful operations in orthopaedic surgery, but over the time it can fail. There can be multiple reasons. It can be infection, loosening and wear of implants, instability, stiffness of the knee and fracture around the prosthesis. Multiple tests are performed to find the cause of pain […]

New Study Shows Some Meniscus Tears May Not Require Surgery

What is A Meniscus Tear? The meniscus is a small, “c” shaped piece of cartilage in the knee and each knee consists of two menisci, medial meniscus on the inner aspect of the knee and the lateral meniscus on the outer aspect of the knee. Meniscal tears often occur during sports and these tears are […]

Is No Surgery For New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira The Best Choice?

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira suffered a cartilage tear last week, according to reports, and yesterday it was divulged that he will not have surgery. Instead, he will try to rehab the knee and hope to return some time this season. Would surgery be a better option? Probably not at first. The information is limited […]

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