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The use of platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce the risk of a second meniscus failure after operation but does not seem to protect patients who have had surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament

Knee osteoarthritis can cause unpredictable pain symptoms

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis worldwide, affecting more than 300 million people. It causes substantial pain, functional limitations, and disability in patients. The pain experience in patients with knee osteoarthritis changes over time. People initially experience primarily weight-bearing related pain, such as with jogging and stair-climbing. Over...


Joints Plus – Knee & Hip Pain Webinar

Register now! FREE Online  Seminar - Thurs., Sept. 10th 6-7:30 p.m. Register Now: srortho.com/joints Join us from the comfort of your own home for an educational online seminar sponsored by Sutter Health featuring knee, hip and shoulder specialist, Michael J. McDermott, MD of the Santa Rosa Orthopaedic Group. The presentation will answer questions...


Study highlights connection between foot and lower extremity joint pain

Investigators in this study set out to determine if there was a relation between foot pain and lower extremity joint pain, and they found a significant association between foot pain and knee or hip pain. "Our overall goal was to provide practitioners with evidence-based guidance for evaluation and options for...


Understanding Your Total Shoulder Replacement Options

There are many issues that can lead to shoulder pain including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and injury from an accident or fall. While in minor cases, pain can be treated at home with a combination of rest, ice and over-the-counter medication, more severe shoulder injuries and persistent conditions are best...


SRO Here for you!

We are now fully open for patients needing all orthopaedic surgeries with IN-PERSON or ONLINE appointments. We screen all patients before entering the building and practice strict safety protocols. READ MORE PATIENT COMMENTS HERE: Patient Comments #1 and HERE: Patient Comments #2. Additional comments are available on each SRO doctor's profile...


The majority of upper extremity injuries occurred at the shoulder with anterior shoulder dislocation being the most common diagnosis. Of the presenting knee injuries, a torn medial collateral ligament was the most frequent

Knee Cartilage Replacement Gel Under Lab Development

Nontoxic cartilage implant potentially available in 3 years The thin, slippery layer of cartilage between the bones in the knee is magical stuff: strong enough to withstand a person's weight, but soft and supple enough to cushion the joint against impact, over decades of repeat use. That combination of soft-yet-strong...


Video Presentation: What you need to know about Back & Neck Pain

Request an Appointment In this webinar Dr. Athanassious explains spine health and the many reason for back pain. He also talks about when surgery may be indicated, and options that are available for treating back and neck pain. Q&A's are also included, prompted by webinar attendees. This webinar is highly...