In this article, we will examine surgical and non-surgical options for the patient with recurrent patellar instability or kneecap dislocation. Kneecap dislocation occurs when there is an impact injury to the knee significant enough to dislodge the kneecap. When this injury occurs there can be damage or complete disintegration of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) and medial patellotibial ligament (MPTL). […]
Do you need an ACL to play recreational sports? Ross Hauser, MD A paper published in December 2017 by Turkish physicians in the journal Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica weighed in on the ACL surgery or not debate. “Whether surgical or conservative treatment is more effective in allowing patients to return to physical activity after […]
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. […]
Prolotherapy to the medial colateral ligament of the knee under ultrasound guidance by Harry Adelson, ND.