The knee can be compared to an expensive sports car—a finely tuned machine that is capable of great power but also highly vulnerable to breakdown. Over time, many things can go awry as a result of illness, mishap, and misuse of the joint. Knee overuse injuries occur over a period of time rather than after a single injury or illness. They may result from repeated overwork or from doing too much in a single day. As we age, overuse injuries become more common. Even normal age-related changes, such as reduced muscle mass and bone density, can make you more prone to knee injury as you get older.
Jeffrey G. Deppen, DO
Location and Office HoursLansing Surgical Associates, PLLC
2720 S Washington Ave Ste 300
Lansing, MI 48910
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- Eaton Rapids Medical Center
- Ingham Regional Orthopedics Hospital
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What are knee overuse injuries?
Scott Martin, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredHelpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How is tetanus related to skin injuries?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answeredWhen you suffer from a skin injury, a doctor may advise that you get a tetanus shot. Tetanus is a sometimes fatal disease that is caused by bacteria. It is generally contracted when tetanus spores make their way into an open wound. Because tetanus treatments are not always effective, it is important to get a tetanus shot before or after receiving a skin injury.
Be sure you have cleaned a skin injury properly using water and removing all debris. If a skin injury is difficult to close, make sure you get stitches as soon as possible to avoid tetanus and infection.
Where can I find the best “insider” info on a surgeon?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredIf you're lucky enough to have a choice of surgeons at one or two area hospitals, go right to the source, and get the scuttlebutt on them.
First, phone the department that'll handle your surgery, and ask a nurse for her opinion (if you can do this face to face, maybe when visiting a friend or relative, all the better). The nurse will know the idiosyncrasies of the different surgeons, and with some gentle and tactful smart-patient questioning, she'll hint at which one she'd rather take a scalpel to her.
Secondly, ask an anesthesiologist. If you phone the hospital's operating room between 3 and 5 p.m. on a weekday, there's a good chance you'll find an anesthesiologist who's free. As you did with the nurse, say that you're about to undergo the specific surgery, and ask which surgeon the anesthesiologist would opt for if his or her abdomen were going on the table. Anesthesiologists see every surgeon in action, and they know who's most careful.
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