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How Serious Is a Meniscus Tear?

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The meniscus, a vital structure in the knee joint, plays a crucial role in cushioning and stabilizing the knee during movement. However, injuries to the meniscus, such as tears, can occur due to various reasons, ranging from sudden twists or impacts to degenerative changes over time. Understanding the seriousness of a meniscus tear is essential… Read More

When Does IT Band Syndrome Require Surgery?

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IT band syndrome, short for iliotibial band syndrome, is a common condition characterized by pain on the outer side of the knee. While most IT band syndrome cases can be effectively managed with conservative treatments such as rest, physical therapy, and stretching exercises, there are instances where surgery may be necessary to alleviate symptoms and… Read More

Ozone Knee Injections: Pain Relief for Certain Knee Conditions

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Ozone knee injections have emerged as an innovative and promising treatment option for individuals suffering from various knee conditions, offering a non-surgical alternative for pain relief and improved mobility. Harnessing the therapeutic properties of ozone gas, these injections have shown efficacy in managing symptoms associated with knee osteoarthritis, chronic knee pain, and other degenerative knee… Read More

Exploring Patella Clunk after Knee Surgery

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Knee surgery is a significant step towards reclaiming an active and pain-free life. However, the postoperative journey might come with unexpected challenges for some individuals. One such complication that may arise after knee surgery is the Patella Clunk Syndrome. Understanding this phenomenon is crucial for those on the road to recovery. Let’s delve into the… Read More

Treatment Options for Severe Osteonecrosis

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Osteonecrosis, also known as avascular necrosis, is a condition characterized by the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply. Severe osteonecrosis can lead to progressive joint damage, pain, and disability. Treatment approaches aim to relieve symptoms, preserve joint function, and, in some cases, prevent further deterioration of the affected bone. The… Read More

The Differences Between Different Partial Knee Replacement Surgeries

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Partial knee replacement (PKR), also known as unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), is a surgical procedure designed to address arthritis and joint damage in one part of the knee while preserving the healthy portions of the joint. There are different types of partial knee replacement surgeries, each targeting specific compartments of the knee. The main distinctions… Read More

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

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