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How Treating an Old Knee Injury Can Help You Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Man hiking in the mountains.

When the end-of-year holidays come to a close and a new year approaches, it’s human nature to take stock of life and think about what you’d like to change. Breaking old habits is hard, but sometimes it can feel like creating new ones is even harder. This is especially true if you’re struggling with the… Read More

How to Tackle Knee Pain During the Winter

A doctor consulting a woman with knee pain.

Joint stiffness and muscle aches can worsen chronic knee pain during the winter. Colder temperatures can lower circulation levels and drops in barometric pressure can cause muscle tissue to swell. Sensitive nerves increase tension on joints. There are a few things you can do to ease these issues to achieve relief. Here are three tips… Read More

Second Opinion on Treatment Options for Painful Knee Conditions

Patient's knee after Mako robotic partial knee replacement surgery.

When you receive disappointing news from your orthopedic surgeon, seeking a second opinion is an option. There are several ways that this can be achieved. You can either attend an in-office appointment or speak to an experienced surgeon through virtual channels. A second opinion on treatment options for painful knee conditions is available in New… Read More

Inflammatory Arthritis and Your Knees

A senior man with knee pain during a doctor's appointment.

Knee pain is often blamed on osteoarthritis, aging or injury. It makes sense – knees are under a lot of stress every day and are one of the more common sites impacted by aging. Many people eventually seek out medical treatment, but often spend a long time living with discomfort. One of the most important… Read More

You Can Treat Knee Osteoarthritis by Non-Surgical Means

Dr. Buechel performing physical exam

Your knees are your body’s strongest and largest joints. They support most of your body’s weight and help you stand, sit, crouch, walk, run, jump and lift. Thus, knee pain often limits your capacity to perform all you desire. Unfortunately, the knee’s complex network of bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments can readily develop arthritis-related damage… Read More

Consultation Options for Knee Replacement Surgery

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Why is the consultation process so important when it comes to knee replacement? Understanding the extent of your health condition is crucial. Opting for joint replacement is a major decision. You will want to ensure that all other options have been exhausted before you opt for surgery. A specialist can provide you with all the… Read More

Orthopedic Consultation that Delivers Answers

An orthopedic doctor during a consultation looking at an X-ray.

Are you tired of getting nowhere with your orthopedic care? For patients who suffer from joint conditions and chronic pain, delayed results are excruciating. In the meantime, you can’t work, sporting activity is off the cards, and relationships can break down. At the Robotic Joint Center, we believe that a direct, transparent consultation eliminates wasted… Read More

Is Medical Tourism Always a Risk?

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You may have heard the term “medical tourism” on news reports referring to traveling out of the United States for treatment. It is always important to weigh the pros and cons of any procedure or therapy. However, medical tourism is not synonymous with dangerous treatment practices. Once you leave the United States for a medical… Read More

Common Symptoms and Treatments for Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome

Knee Pain While Exercising

Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome is a common knee injury, accounting for up to 12% of running injuries and up to 24% of cycling injuries. The iliotibial band is a strong band of tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh, from the hip bones, all the way to the shin bone, stabilizing the outside… Read More

Could Your Pain Be Caused by Loose Bodies in Your Knee?

Dr. Buechel performing physical exam

Loose bodies in the knee are usually the result of physical injury. They are small fragments of bone or cartilage that have become loose and can move about. Loose bodies are suspected in the synovium (fluid in the knee). Symptoms of loose bodies can be similar to other painful conditions, so it is important to… Read More

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