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1 SAVE YOUR KNEES I.M. Doctor, M.D. My Office My City, State

2 SaveYourKnees.org The information in this presentation was provided to the presenter by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and may be modified. Endorsement of this presentation by the AAOS is not implied or inferred.

3 SaveYourKnees.org Save Your Knees  Orthopaedics and the Bone and Joint Decade  Protecting your knees

4 SaveYourKnees.org What is an orthopaedic surgeon?  MD who specializes in treatment and health maintenance of musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, cartilage and spine)

5 SaveYourKnees.org What is an orthopaedic surgeon?  The expert in maintaining musculoskeletal health  The expert in treating the musculoskeletal system

6 SaveYourKnees.org Educating an Orthopaedic Surgeon  College  Medical School  Internship  Orthopaedic Residency  Fellowship (optional)  2 Years Practice TOTAL (1) 2 16 years!

7 SaveYourKnees.org What do orthopaedic surgeons do?  Diagnose  Treat  Medication  Physical Therapy  Exercise  Brace  Surgery  Prevent

8 SaveYourKnees.org Save Your Knees Your Orthopaedic Surgeon Getting You Back In The Game

9 SaveYourKnees.org Save Your Knees

10 SaveYourKnees.org The Knee Joint

11 SaveYourKnees.org The Knee Joint © 2009 Getty Images

12 SaveYourKnees.org The Knee Joint Pain or damage often caused by:  Injuries  Osteoarthritis

13 SaveYourKnees.org Save Your Knees

14 SaveYourKnees.org Knee Injuries  Sprains  Ligament (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL) tears  Meniscus tear Illustration reproduced with permission from The Body Almanac, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003

15 SaveYourKnees.org Knee Injuries: Sprains  Ligament injury  Knee pain, tenderness, swelling

16 SaveYourKnees.org Knee Injuries: Sprains  R.I.C.E.: rest, ice, compression, elevation  Rehabilitation  Anti-inflammatory  Brace

17 SaveYourKnees.org Knee Injuries: Ligament Tear  Direct blow to knee  Non-contact injury, with foot plant  Landing on straight leg  Making abrupt stops

18 SaveYourKnees.org Knee Injuries: ACL Tear Normal anatomy Hyperextension Femur Anterior cruciate ligament Anterior cruciate ligament tears Patella Tibia Fibula Femur slips Illustration reproduced with permission from The Body Almanac, Rosemont, IL American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003

19 SaveYourKnees.org Knee Injuries: ACL Tear  Incidence of ACL much higher among female athletes  Combination of causal factors

20 SaveYourKnees.org Knee Injuries: Meniscus Tear  Helps knee joint carry weight, glide, and turn  Twisting injury  Football and other contact sports

21 SaveYourKnees.org Knee Injuries: Meniscus Tear  Pain  Giving way  Locking  Clicking  Swelling

22 SaveYourKnees.org When to See the Doctor  Inability or decreased ability to play  Locking, popping, catching  Visible deformity  Severe pain or giving way

23 SaveYourKnees.org Knee Pain: Osteoarthritis  Nearly 21 million Americans age 25 and older have osteoarthritis  46 million U.S. adults report doctor-diagnosed arthritis  As the U.S. population ages, these numbers are likely to increase dramatically.  The number of people who have doctor-diagnosed arthritis is projected to increase to 67 million in 2030.

24 SaveYourKnees.org Inflammation Avoidance of Motion Increased Muscle Tightness Loss of Motion Knee Pain: Osteoarthritis

25 SaveYourKnees.org Healthy Knee Osteoarthritic Knee Cartilage Knee Pain: Osteoarthritis © 2009 Getty Images

26 SaveYourKnees.org Osteoarthritis Causes Primary Osteoarthritis: Most Common  Thought to be result of aging  Decreased ability of cartilage to repair itself  Ligaments supporting joints weaken

27 SaveYourKnees.org Osteoarthritis Causes Secondary Osteoarthritis  Obesity  Trauma  Surgery  Abnormal joints  Gout  Diabetes  Hormone disorders

28 SaveYourKnees.org Treatment

29 SaveYourKnees.org Treatment  Drug therapy  Intra-articular treatment  Surgery  Experimental/alternative treatments  Health and behavior modifications

30 SaveYourKnees.org Treatment: Medication  NSAIDs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs  Aspirin  Ibuprofen  Naproxen

31 SaveYourKnees.org Vitamins & Nutritional Supplements

32 SaveYourKnees.org Treatment: Surgery  Why?  Alternatives  Benefits and for how long?

33 SaveYourKnees.org Treatment: Surgery  Duration of recovery?  Assistance at home? How long?  Disability after surgery?  Physical therapy?  Return to normal activity?

34 SaveYourKnees.org Treatment: Surgery  Arthroscopy  Surgical abrasion of cartilage

35 SaveYourKnees.org Treatment: Surgery Pre-OsteotomyPost-Osteotomy

36 SaveYourKnees.org Surgery: Total Joint Replacement

37 SaveYourKnees.org Preventing Sports Injuries  Know and abide by rules  Wear appropriate protective gear  Know how to use equipment  Never “play through pain”

38 SaveYourKnees.org Prevention: Exercise

39 SaveYourKnees.org Prevention: Exercise  Strengthening exercises can help  Correct positioning is critical

40 SaveYourKnees.org Prevention: Exercise  Strengthening exercises can help  Correct positioning is critical 40

41 SaveYourKnees.org Prevention: Warm Up  Marching  Walk in place  Jumping jacks  Mimic the sport you are about to do Warm- up:

42 SaveYourKnees.org Prevention: Stretching  You should NOT feel pain  Hold stretch 30 seconds  Relax into the stretch Stretching:

43 SaveYourKnees.org Breathe deeply & slowly Avoid bouncing Stretch both right & left sides Prevention: Stretching

44 SaveYourKnees.org Prevention: Exercise DO:  Include flexibility, strengthening, and aerobic exercises  Exercise when you are not tired  Exercise when pain and stiffness lowest  Exercise when medication having greatest effect

45 SaveYourKnees.org Prevention: Exercise DO:  Always warm-up and cool down  Start slowly, progress gradually  Avoid becoming chilled or overheated when exercising  Use heat, cold, & other pain reducers

46 SaveYourKnees.org Prevention: Exercise DO:  Use aids like walking sticks, braces, or canes if recommended  Expect minor discomfort  Use two-hour rule: No more pain two hours after exercising than before you started

47 SaveYourKnees.org Prevention: Exercise  Talk to your physician first  Consider athletic trainer or physical therapist

48 SaveYourKnees.org Prevention: Exercise DON’T:  Do too much too soon  Hold your breath while exercising  Take extra medication before unless your physician suggests it

49 SaveYourKnees.org Too Much Exercise Consult your physician if these symptoms are present:  Unusual or persistent fatigue  Increased weakness  Decreased range of motion  Increased joint swelling  Continued pain 1 hour after exercising

50 SaveYourKnees.org American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 6300 North River Road Rosemont, IL orthoinfo.org arthritis.org Resources saveyourknees.org

51 SaveYourKnees.org What are your questions and concerns? Save Your Knees

52 SaveYourKnees.org Save Your Knees  Thank you for participating today  Remember, your orthopaedic surgeon can help get you back in the game


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