Knee Pain and the pes anserinus tendons

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Ross Hauser, MD A common cause of knee pain is not ligament injury. (We realize that this is shocking, since we have been explaining in past newsletters that ligaments are normally the cause of chronic pain.) The most common cause of chronic knee pain (see Prolotherapy research paper) is weakness in the pes anserinus tendons. […]

Knee Cap Pain

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Ross Hauser, MD When there is a problem with this part of the knee it manifests as pain in the front of the knee after strong exertion (running, walking, or stair climbing.) This may be due to erosion of the cartilage on the under side of the patella, poor tracking of the patella in its […]

Arthroscopic meniscus surgery leads to knee replacement

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January 2017: Doctors in the Netherlands publish their findings in the medical journal Osteoarthritis Cartilage:  “In patients with knee osteoarthritis arthroscopic knee surgery with meniscectomy is associated with a three fold increase in the risk for future knee replacement surgery.”1 November 2016: Research in the medical journal Orthopedics: Doctors examine the incidence of total knee […]