Surgical Treatment of Chronic Proximal Rectus Femoris Rupture

Rectus Femoris Anatomy The quadriceps muscle group is vital for athletes who participate in sports that require running, jumping and kicking. Of the four muscles that comprise this group, the rectus femoris is the most commonly strained and also has the most complex anatomy. The rectus femoris goes from the hip to the knee and can … Continue reading

Repair of Medial Meniscus Root Tear

Medial Meniscus Posterior Horn Root Tear Injury to the medial meniscus root results in loss of the ability of the knee to withstand hoop strain, resulting in contact pressure increases and kinematic alterations. In layman terms, a medial meniscus posterior horn root tear will lead to loss of the shock absorption function of the medial … Continue reading

Regaining Ability to Walk after a Periprosthetic Fracture of the Knee

An elderly lady presented with severe pain, deformity and swelling of her right knee after a fall when she slipped on a wet floor. She was not able to stand or walk. She has a history of right knee osteoarthritis with a total knee replacement done more than 20 years ago. She was able to … Continue reading

Avascular Necrosis of the Knee Joint | Role of a Partial Knee Replacement

What is Avascular Necrosis of the Knee? Avascular necrosis is a disease resulting from the temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bones. Without blood, the bone tissue dies, and ultimately the bone may collapse. If the process involves the bones near a joint, it often leads to collapse of the joint surface. … Continue reading

Robot Assisted Uni-compartmental Knee Replacement – Improving Consistency and Precision

Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacemen / Partial Knee Replacement A uni-compartmental knee replacement is an excellent option for a person who has knee pain from osteoarthritis (worn-out cartilage) involving mainly one of the 3 knee compartments. Unlike a total knee replacement where the central ligaments (anterior and cruciate ligaments) of the knee are removed and arthritic part … Continue reading

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty for Painful Osteoporotic Compression Fractures of the Spine

Osteoporosis is a silent disease. Most sufferers do not know they have osteoporosis until they sustain a fragility fracture. This usually occurs with a minor fall which should not result in a fracture for a person with normal bone density. For those whose bone density is low, it may result in a fracture of the … Continue reading

An Arthroscopic (Key-hole) Treatment of Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is a common cause of lateral sided elbow pain. Contrary to the given name, many sufferers of tennis elbow do not necessarily play tennis. The diagnosis is usually straight forward. The area of the tennis elbow pain can be identified with one finger and it is usually on the outer bony prominence of … Continue reading