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Removing Loose Bodies from the Knee for Improved Mobility

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Your knees are remarkable joints that play a vital role in your daily activities, providing mobility and support. However, these joints are sometimes affected by injuries, inflammation, or conditions like arthritis. A typical result of these conditions is the development of small cartilage or bone floating inside the knee joint, causing discomfort and hindering smooth… Read More

Top Patella (Kneecap) Injuries: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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The patella, commonly known as the kneecap, plays a crucial role in knee joint function. It protects the knee joint and helps in transmitting forces from the thigh muscles to the lower leg, allowing for efficient movement. However, due to its vulnerable location and the considerable stress it endures during physical activities, the patella is… Read More

Limp In, Walk out!

Frederick F. Buechel, Jr. MD

Outpatient Robotic Partial Knee Replacement at Lenox Hill Greenwich Village Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD, Director of Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital is a pioneer in robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement and performs medial, lateral and patellofemoral partial knees, as well as outpatient total knees at Lenox Health Greenwich Village. Dr. Buechel… Read More

Symptoms, Causes and Treatments for Loose Bodies in the Knee

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Loose bodies in the knee can be a source of discomfort and pain for many people. These bodies are pieces of bone or cartilage that have broken off and are now floating around in the joint, causing irritation and inflammation. There are different possible causes of loose bodies in the knee and various symptoms that… Read More

Do You Have a Torn Meniscus?

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The meniscus is fibrocartilage in the knee joint that stabilizes and protects the cartilage and bones. There are two menisci in each knee, one on the outside and another on the inside. When the knee twists or is pushed out of position, it can result in a torn meniscus. Repetitive injuries and deterioration can also… Read More

When Should You Consider Knee Replacement Surgery?

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Did you know that an estimated 600,000 knee joints are replaced in the U.S. each year? The knees are very susceptible to injury, disease, and normal wear/tear, resulting in chronic pain and limited mobility, especially as you age. There are many conservative and non-surgical treatments for knee pain, but often these become less and less… Read More

When Should You Consult a Doctor About Knee Pain?

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Knee pain is a common complaint affecting individuals of all ages and activity levels. While some cases of knee pain may resolve independently with rest and home remedies, knowing when to see a doctor for knee pain is crucial for proper diagnosis and timely treatment. Below we will guide you through the signs indicating you… Read More

Alcohol Abuse-Induced Joint Pain: What Can Be Done?

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Joint pain is one of the many health problems former alcoholics may experience after giving up the habit. Those who abuse alcohol and develop problems with their joints may wonder if there is a way to treat the ancillary damage. The answer is yes; there are treatment options offering pain relief. Understanding the Link Between… Read More

Conditions That Can Contribute to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) causes pain in the front of the knee. It results from an imbalance in the forces acting on the kneecap, which can cause irritation and damage the surrounding tissues. PFPS can affect people of all ages and activity levels, but it is more common in athletes and people who engage in… Read More

Are You an Ideal Candidate for Robotic Knee Replacement?

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Does chronic knee pain make your daily activities challenging? Robotic knee replacement can be an effective solution to help you relieve your discomfort. In order to be eligible to have this minimally invasive procedure, you must meet certain criteria. Here are three factors to consider to help you determine if you may be an ideal… Read More

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