A full knee dislocation occurs when the tibia separates from the femur. The ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL ligaments may be all torn. This can occur when there is a high velocity twisting injury to the knee. It is a serious injury which requires immediate evaluation for vascular injuries with surgical intervention to repair or replace the damaged ligaments. post operative care including physical therapy, swelling control, range of motion exercises are the key to a great outcome.
Knees do not necessarily wear out evenly, sometimes one part of the knee is perfectly fine while another part is completely destroyed. If only part of the knee joint is worn out, why replace all of it?
Gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free…all these variations of diets originally designed to address irritable bowels are exploding—apparently, because people’s bowels are now explosive. Celiac, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and their relatives are being diagnosed more frequently than ever. As a society, Americans are becoming both more mindful and more stressed. Could these be linked through the gut?
Top skier breaks her leg. Doctor fixes it, gives her narcotics, and sends her home. She’s told to come back in two weeks for a checkup and have the rod taken out in a year. Doctor moves on to the next patient. What is wrong with this picture?