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Category: Knee

Jan 27, 2020

Hip and Knee replacement updates: Part 3 of 3

THE MAKO ROBOTIC ASSISTED DEVICE This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  GUEST AUTHOR: JOHN MERCURI, MD, MA; Orthopedic Surgery -  Adult Reconstruction; Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine      According […]

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Jan 20, 2020

Hip and Knee replacement updates: Part 2 of 3

DO YOU NEED A NEW HIP OR KNEE? This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  There is good news for those in need of a hip or knee replacement today! Recent advances have ushered in a new era […]

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Jan 13, 2020

Hip and Knee replacement updates: Part 1 of 3

 HIP & KNEE REPLACEMENT UPDATES: IMPORTANT NEW OPTIONS AVAILABLE This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  There is good news for those in need of a hip or knee replacement today! Recent advances have ushered in a new era of joint replacement […]

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Nov 7, 2016

Jump Training Program

Basketball season is coming soon and preseason conditioning has begun. Every kid who has ever donned a pair of basketball shoes has dreamed about the thrill of jumping high into the sky toward the hoop to dunk a basketball. Yes, even those of us at 5 feet 8 inches and below can dream. While it […]

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Sep 12, 2016

ACL injury prevention for female athletes: Part 2 of 2

ACL INJURY PREVENTION FOR FEMALE ATHLETES: Part 2 of 2 Guest Contributor: Danielle Maurice, SPT Various studies have shown that female athletes are on average four times more likely than males to tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee. Susceptibility for female athletes to an ACL injury is a multifaceted problem; anatomical, mechanical, […]

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Sep 5, 2016

ACL injury prevention for female athletes: Part 1 of 2

ACL INJURY PREVENTION FOR FEMALE ATHLETES: Part 1 of 2 Guest Contributor: Danielle Maurice, SPT  Various studies have shown that female athletes are on average four times more likely than males to tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee. Susceptibility for female athletes to an ACL injury is a multifaceted problem; anatomical, mechanical, physiological […]

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May 25, 2015

Knee OCD: A Pain in the Knee

Osteochondritis dissecans, also called OCD, is the most common cause of a loose body or fragment in the knee and is usually found in young males between the ages of ten and twenty. While this word sounds like a mouth full, breaking down its Latin derivation to its simplest terms makes it understandable: “osteo” means […]

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Jan 26, 2015

Knee Replacement Updates - Part 3 of 3

Knee Replacement Updates - Part 3 of 3 Getting a new knee doesn’t quite mean what it used to. In younger, active patients — from about age 50 to 65 — having knee problems often means only one of the knee’s three compartments is degenerated. In the past, these patients relied on multiple conservative measures […]

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Jan 19, 2015

Knee Replacement Updates - Part 2 of 3

Knee Replacement Updates - Part 2 of 3 There is good news for those in need of a knee replacement today! Recent advances have led to equally viable options for two very different patient populations; the younger active patient and the older and less medically stable patient. Recent studies conclude that knee replacement has had […]

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Jan 12, 2015

Knee Replacement Updates - Part 1 of 3

Knee Replacement Updates: Part 1 of 3 There’s good news for those in need of a knee replacement. New advances have led to equally viable options for two very different patient populations: the younger, active person and the older, less medically stable individual. Knee or hip joint replacement has had a very positive impact on […]

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