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Knee Conditions

Platelet rich plasma may be better than hyaluronic acid injections for knee osteoarthritis

Platelet rich plasma is a combination of growth factors that are obtained from a patient’s own blood and injected into sites of pain, such as an arthritic knee or inflamed tendon.¬† ¬†This has been hot area of research in...read more


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Nonsurgical Treatment for Knee Pain: Hyaluronic Acid

Patients with osteoarthritis of the knee usually do not need to jump right to surgery. There are many conservative treatment options a patient can try first. Today, we will discuss Hyaluronic Acid injections. You may have heard of these...read more


Knee Conditions

Patient Spotlight: Freedom of Movement without Pain After Bilateral Knee Replacements

Meet Jana, a patient of Dr. Peter Hanson’s who had bilateral knee replacements performed 3 months apart this year. When we met Jana she was having severe pain in both knees and was having trouble with all of her...read more


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When is it time to consider Knee Replacement Surgery?

How will I know I am ready for a total knee replacement? There is a lot to think about when it comes to considering Total Knee Replacement surgery. How will you know when it is time to consider surgery?...read more


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Mensicus Injury Question & Answer Interview with Dr. Scott Hacker

Feel something tear or crunch in your knee? Could it be a meniscal tear? Meniscus injuries are very common. Most people remember tearing it. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, stiffness and difficulty extending the knee. The severity of the...read more