Last October, Esteban Serrano wrenched his knee badly during his weekly soccer game with friends. Serrano, a software engineer, grew up playing soccer in Quito, Ecuador, and he has kept up his sport since moving to the United States two decades ago. He hobbled off the field and iced the knee. But the pain was so severe, he made an appointment with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, a network of orthopedists practicing in Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York. The doctor diagnosed a strain of the medial collateral ligament, or MCL, and prescribed over-the-counter pain medication as well as a hinged knee brace, which he used for several weeks until he’d healed. He expected his insurance to cover his treatment as a plan from a previous job had covered him when he needed surgery to fix a broken nose sustained in another soccer game in 2017. Then the bill came. Patient: Esteban Serrano, 41, a software engineer and father of two from Phoenixville, Pa., in suburban Philadelphia. … [Read more...] about Price Of A Brace Brings Soccer Player To His Knees
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Published 12:01 pm CST, Monday, December 10, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Living with Knee Pain - Regaining a Positive Outlook 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Living with knee pain can become part of a daily routine for many, and some resign themselves to thinking it’s just part of the aging process. Often, people live with the pain for years and delay having important conversations with their doctors. According to a recent survey of more than 500 U.S. women ages 45-65, including those who have had joint replacement surgery and those planning to have joint replacement surgery, 58% of respondents who had yet to have joint replacement surgery experienced pain for more than five years and an average of six days a week. Dr. Anna Kulidjian, an orthopaedic surgeon at Scripps Clinic-Green Hospital in San Diego, CA, has seen firsthand how knee pain can affect patients’ lives beyond their own … [Read more...] about Living with Knee Pain
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Live Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Personal health Some experts question whether the surgery is being done too often or too soon on patients who have not adequately explored less invasive approaches. ByJane E. Brody Oct. 15, 2018 For the vast majority of patients with debilitating knee pain, joint replacement surgery is considered an “elective” procedure. While it’s true that one’s life doesn’t depend on it, what about quality of life? Many people hobbling about on painful knees would hardly regard the surgery as optional. Consider, for example, two people I know: a 56-year-old man passionate about tennis who can no longer run for a bus, let alone on the court, and a 67-year-old otherwise healthy woman with bone-on-bone arthritis who can’t walk without a cane or stand for more than a few … [Read more...] about Should You Have Knee Replacement Surgery?
By LISA SANDERS, M.D. OCT. 11, 2018 A series of tests and consultations results in a potentially devastating diagnosis that leaves the parents grappling with how to treat their daughter’s brain disease. What advice would you give them? Diagnosis A new series from The New York Times and Netflix. Help Dr. Lisa Sanders get to the bottom of unsolved medical mysteries. By LISA SANDERS, M.D. OCT. 11, 2018 “Sadie is acting strange, kind of out of it.” Over the phone, her husband’s voice sounded strained as he spoke about their 6-year-old daughter. The girl’s mother, Sara, was walking home from an errand in their Queens, N.Y., neighborhood. “Strange in what way,” she asked. “I don’t know,” he replied. “You have to come home and see this.” Sara hurried the last few blocks, and when she entered the apartment, she could see her daughter sitting on the sofa. “Sadie,” she called. Her daughter … [Read more...] about What Is Causing This 6-Year-Old Girl’s Repeat Seizures?
Delaney Unger, who is now cancer-free for over a year, attaches a prosthesis to her ankle, which now acts as her knee joint for maximum flexibility. (Fox 5 NY. ) A 12-year-old who was diagnosed with bone cancer two years ago has been able keep up with her love of dancing after doctors created a new knee joint for her using her reattached backward ankle. The procedure allows for a more natural bend in Unger's leg, which enables her to participate in any activity she wants, including dance. (Fox 5 NY) Delaney Unger, who initially complained of leg pain that her parents figured was a dance-related injury, has been cancer-free for over a year now thanks in part to the radical surgery. Unger underwent chemotherapy to treat osteosarcoma before and after the April 2017 13-hour surgery, which is officially called Van Ness rotationplasty, Fox 5 NY reported. It involves rotating the ankle 180 degrees to create a working knee joint for maximum mobility. “My calf is the … [Read more...] about New York girl, 12, has ankle reattached backward to create new knee after bone cancer diagnosis