Water on the knee is when fluid collects around and inside the knee joint, causing pain and swelling. Also known as knee effusion or fluid on the knee, it can occur whenever there's damage to the joint due to injury or underlying disease, such as arthritis.
For patients with symptomatic, radiographic, moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis or osteonecrosis of the hip or knee, total joint arthroplasty (TJA) should not be delayed in order to pursue additional nonoperative treatments, according to a clinical practice guideline issued by the American College of Rheumatology and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Patients younger than 65 years undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) have 99 percent implant survivorship at eight years and have low rates of revision and readmission, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas.
Anterior knee pain is pain people feel at the front and center of the knee. It is a very common complaint caused by a wide range of muscle- or bone-related conditions or injuries.
Patients with knee osteoarthritis receiving antihistamines demonstrate less structural disease progression, compared with those who did not take antihistamines, over 2 years, according to data presented at the EULAR 2022 Congress.
Results showed patients who utilized a virtual physical therapy program after total knee arthroplasty had similar outcomes, but significant cost and time savings, compared with patients who used a formal physical therapy program.
When it comes to strengthening your lower-body muscles that power your running, most runners focus on quads and hamstrings—but are you showing your hip flexors enough love? A recent study in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics suggests that ignoring them could lead to mobility issues as you age.
Knee effusion, sometimes called water on the knee, occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around the knee joint. Common causes include arthritis and injury to the ligaments or meniscus, which is cartilage in the knee.
A retrospective review of data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry suggests that the answer is yes, at least for revision total hip arthroplasty due to dislocation.
Unfortunately, falls are all too common, especially among adults over the age of 65. About one in four adults over the age of 65 experiences a fall, and approximately 95 percent of all hip fractures are related to falls.