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The patella , or kneecap, helps protect the femur and also helps the joint work properly. Because the kneecap is so important, if there are any problems with it, this can affect the way the knee functions and it can cause pain and discomfort. Doctors have found that fractures around the knee replacement, periprosthetic patellar fractures, which include fractures of the femur, may be the most common type of fracture that result in knee replacement complications. The authors of this article review fractures after knee replacements have been performed, the classification systems used to identify the fractures, and the treatment decisions made by the doctors. They found there was no universal classification that could help doctors categorize the fractures, the type of treatment, and probable outcomes. Statistics show that periprosthetic fractures occurred in 0.11 percent to 21.4 percent of patients who underwent a knee replacement. Statistics from the Mayo Clinic Joint registry list a rate ...
I'm in fairly good health but for the past 30 years I have been experiencing a sharp pain in the front left side of my head, its not a headache. It comes and goes sometimes I wont have it for maybe 5 years then it comes and goes today and a few months ago, please help me on this, I'm a 53 year old female. Anabela.
Get thee to a doctor!
Seriously, what you're describing could be ice pick headaches. You can find more info on them in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics . Also, please see Seeking Migraine and Headache Diagnoses and Medical Advice .
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Knee pain from patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) can be helped with a simple taping treatment. But not everyone gets pain relief from this technique. In this study, researchers from Taiwan looked for specific factors or patient variables that might account for the success of this treatment. Patellofemoral Syndrome (PFS) is a condition that causes pain in and around the patella (knee cap). In the normal, healthy adult, the patella moves smoothly up and down over a groove on the femur (thigh bone) as the knee bends and straightens. PFS can develop when the patella is not moving or tracking properly over the femur. This is a common knee problem in teens and young adults (especially runners and athletes) but anyone can be affected. Taping as a treatment to help realign the patella was first introduced by a physical therapist by the name of Jenny McConnell. The approach to the problem is used so often now, it is referred to as the McConnell taping technique. But after 20 years of research ...
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