Say Goodbye to Knee Pain

Pocket Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 27. November 2007
  • |
  • 384 Seiten
978-1-4165-5293-2 (ISBN)

Going beyond quick fixes, a leading orthopedic surgeon shows you how to stop damaging and start saving your knees, the body's hardest-working and most complex joint.

Once you understand the source of your pain, whether from sports or overuse injuries, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, heredity, or a host of other causes -- then you can choose the best up-to-the-minute treatments that are right for you. You'll learn everything you need to know about:

.Getting the right diagnosis

.Differences between men's and women's knees

.Treating the athlete's knee

.Simple exercises to reduce pain


.Physical therapy

.Complementary and alternative remedies

.Arthroscopy and other surgical options

.Knee replacement

...and much more. You'll also find everyday wisdom for protecting your knees from wear and tear, and practical advice on lifestyle changes that can turn back the clock on your knee pain.

  • Englisch
  • New York
  • |
  • USA
Simon + Schuster Inc.
  • 0,38 MB
978-1-4165-5293-2 (9781416552932)
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Marian Betancourt and Jo Hannafin, M.D.


The Basics: How Your Knees Work and Why They Hurt

Chapter 1

Anatomy of the Knee:

The Body's Complex Joint

The Patella: Kneecap

Ligaments: The Four Stabilizers

Tendons: The Connection from Muscle to Bone

Articular and Meniscal Cartilage: The Shock Absorbers

Synovium: The Source of Lubricant

Bursae: The Gliders

Other Knee Anatomy to Know About

Key Points

Chapter 2

Common Risk Factors for Knee Pain

Being Overweight

Previous Injury


Lack of Muscle Flexibility or Strength

Key Points

Chapter 3

The Differences in Men's and Women's Knees

The Female Athlete's Achilles Heel Is Actually the Knee

Venus and Mars through the Ages

Replacing His and Hers

Key Points

Chapter 4

Knee Pain in Childhood and Adolescence

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Patellar Subluxation and Dislocation

Patellofemoral Pain and Chondromalacia of the Patella

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

Discoid Meniscus

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

Psoriatic Arthritis

Septic Arthritis

Lyme Disease

Blount's Disease

Bone Cancer

Key Points

Chapter 5

Knee Pain in Adults

Young Adults (Ages Eighteen to Forty)

Traumatic Ligament Injuries

Meniscus Injuries

Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain and Chondromalacia of the Patella

Quadriceps and Patellar Tendinitis

Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS)

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis

Middle Age (Ages Forty to Sixty)

Tendon Injuries


Degenerative Meniscus Tears

Mature Adults (Ages Sixty and Over)



Bone Cancer

Key Points

Chapter 6

Finding the Doctor Who's Right for You

Physicians Who Treat Knee Pain

Finding an Orthopedist

Paying for the Best Treatment

Interviewing Potential Doctors

Key Points

Chapter 7

Getting the Right Diagnosis

The Importance of Your Story

The Initial Physical Examination

What to Know about Diagnostic Tests

Key Points


Treating the Causes of Acute and Chronic Knee Pain

Chapter 8

Treating Acute Knee Pain from Traumatic Injuries

Ligament Injuries

Tendon Injuries

Meniscus Injuries

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

Patellar Subluxation and Dislocation

Patella Fracture

Key Points

Chapter 9

Treating Chronic Knee Pain from Overuse Injuries



Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain and Chondromalacia of the Patella

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Key Points

Chapter 10

Treating Chronic Knee Pain from Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Conditions


Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

Septic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis



Ten Ways to Keep Your Arthritic Knees as Pain Free as Possible

Key Points

Chapter 11

Treating Chronic Knee Pain from Other Medical Conditions

Lyme Disease

Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS)

Blount's Disease

Bone Cancer

Key Points


Types of Treatment for Knee Pain

Chapter 12

Conservative Treatment

RICE: First Aid for Knees

Protection: Brace Yourself

Key Points

Chapter 13

Physical Therapy

Meeting Your Physical Therapist

Your Role in Your Physical Therapy

Aids to Physical Therapy

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

Paying for Physical Therapy

Key Points

Chapter 14

Treating Knee Pain with Medication:

Balancing Benefits with Side Effects

Timing and Method of Delivery

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Nutritional Supplements

Topical Pain Relievers



Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) and Biologic Response Modifiers (Biologics)

Safe Use of Narcotic Pain Medications

Key Points

Chapter 15

Treating Knee Pain with Arthroscopic and Open Surgery

What to Ask Your Doctor before Knee Surgery

Getting Ready for Surgery

Meniscus Surgery

Articular Cartilage Surgery

Synovium Surgery

Ligament Reconstruction Surgery

Repairing Ruptured Patella and Quadriceps Tendons


Patellofemoral Surgery

Surgery for Intra-articular Fractures

Bone Cancer Surgery

What to Expect after Knee Surgery

Key Points

Chapter 16

Knee Replacement Surgery

What Prostheses Are Made of and How They Stay Put

Total Knee Replacement

Partial Knee Replacement

Bilateral Knee ReplacementvIs Knee Replacement Right for You?

Getting Ready for Knee Replacement

The Surgery

Possible Complications of Knee Replacement Surgery

Rehabilitation after Knee Replacement Surgery

Key Points

Chapter 17

Complementary and Alternative Therapy



Mind-Body Therapies


Tai Chi

Key Points



Chapter 18

Physical Conditioning to Help Your Knees

Knee-friendly Aerobic Exercises for Endurance and Stamina

Stretching to Improve Flexibility

Strength Training

Best Fitness Equipment for Knees

The Sports Most and Least Likely to Hurt Your Knees

Conditioning for Your Sport

Beat the Barriers to Exercise

Eat Well and Reduce Stress

Key Points

Chapter 19

Twenty Ways to Be Good to Your Knees


Appendix: Information Resources


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