The knee specialists at Summit Orthopedics provide comprehensive care for the full spectrum of conditions and injuries impacting the knee. When appropriate, their focus is first on non-surgical treatment, using customized conservative tools such as injections, medication, activity modification, bracing, and physical therapy.
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Arthritis - Ask the Expert Video Series
15 videos in this series
- Is there any benefit to early arthritis diagnosis and treatment?
- How do I know if I have Arthritis?
- Does exercise help or hurt my arthritis?
- Is hot or cold better for arthritic joints?
- How does the doctor diagnose arthritis?
- I think it's time for joint replacement surgery, how do I best evaluate the options?
- Arthritis is just a disease of old age, right?
- Is there anything I can do about my arthritis?
- Can arthritis be prevented?
- Do the foods I eat ease arthritis?
- I have heard about glucosamine and chondroitin supplements - do they work?
- Many diets and supplements claim to help or cure arthritis, which are safe and beneficial?
- Does weight have any impact on arthritis symptoms?
- What is actually happening inside the joint when there is arthritis?
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Understanding knee anatomy
The knee is a perfect hinge mechanism, stabilized and cushioned by a well-orchestrated system of ligaments, cartilage, and muscles. Unfortunately, your knees take a beating every day. Athletics, work duties and even chores around the house can take a toll. A sudden twist the wrong way, an aggressive sudden movement, or the cumulative effect of long-term wear and tear can ultimately lead to failure in one or more of the structures in your knee.