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Expertise: Knee, Knee Replacement, Shoulder, Sports Medicine

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June 2010
Volume 2 Issue 3


What Is Patellofemoral Joint Replacement?

The knee is a common place for osteoarthritis, or the loss of cartilage in the joints. One option to correct this is a total knee replacement, which is a more invasive procedure with longer recovery time. If the osteoarthritis only affects one area of the joint, such as between the femur and the patella (kneecap), a patellofemoral joint replacement may be an option.

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A New Option for Neck Pain

The lower back is one of the most common sources of pain. But the upper portion of the spine—called the cervical—can also be a pain in the neck. Southern California Orthopedic Institute offers a new option to help relieve this pain and restore mobility: artificial disc replacement.

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A Helping Hand

Daily routines hampered by inflammation and discomfort are not something to overlook. Overuse injuries in the hand and wrist can occur on the job, at home, or during sports. Learn more about the conditions and the treatment options available for hand and wrist pain.

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Ankle Cartilage Replacement

The cartilage in joints, also called articular cartilage, can be damaged by injury or normal wear and tear. Cartilage does not heal itself well, so doctors have developed surgical techniques to stimulate the growth of new cartilage. A procedure known as autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), which is most commonly performed on cartilage in the knees, has now been developed for the ankles as well.

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5 Best Things for Arthritis

As the leading cause of disability in people older than fifty-five years, arthritis afflicts one in five adults in the United States. However, remembering the following tips could help to reduce arthritis pain.

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