According to a retrospective study from researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), patients who underwent surgery 6 weeks to 12 months after a rotator cuff tear diagnosis had better outcomes than those who delayed surgery for more than 12 months.
A kneecap becomes dislocated when the patella bone, which sits at the front of the knee, comes out of position. In the process, the connective tissues that hold the bone in place may stretch and tear.
Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is "crepitus", from the Latin "to rattle".
In this article, we describe 10 shoulder stretches and their benefits. We also discuss what causes shoulder tightness and how to prevent it.
At ICJR's Winter Hip & Knee Course, Richard W. McCalden, MD, FRCSC, from London Health Sciences Center, London, Ontario, Canada, shared the tried-and-true techniques he relies on for surgical management of total knee arthroplasty in patients with a varus knee deformity.