Cleveland Clinic Releases New Knee Pain and Repair Guide

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The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers downloadable "Comprehensive Guide to Knee Pain and Repair."

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We're pleased to offer this guide to the public, explaining the different treatments that are available, ranging from simpler options like knee braces all the way to total knee replacement.

Cleveland Clinic's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has released a downloadable guide for patients considering knee repair. Produced by the staff at Cleveland Clinic, the guide explains the causes of knee pain as well as the options for repairing and relieving pain in easy-to-understand terminology.

The Comprehensive Guide to Knee Pain and Repair focuses on the current solutions for knee pain. Downloadable at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/SEM_info/orthopaedics/knee_replacement/landing_page.html the guide covers the following methods of knee repair:

  •     Physical Therapy
  •     Viscosupplementation
  •     Support Systems (Braces)
  •     Arthroscopic Surgery
  •     Partial Knee Replacement
  •     Full Knee Replacement

"We feel it's important that someone suffering from pain in the knees understands that there are options available to them," says Wael Barsoum, MD, Vice Chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery. "We're pleased to offer this guide to the public, explaining the different treatments that are available, ranging from simpler options like knee braces all the way to total knee replacement."

The Cleveland Clinic's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has consistently ranked in the top five orthopaedic programs in the nation according to U.S.News and World Report. The physicians and surgeons are recognized as some of the best in the world for knee repair. Cleveland Clinic surgeons are currently taking part in a multi-center study on the effectiveness and viability of partial knee joint resurfacing.

Members of the media can contact Raquel Santiago at 216.444.4235 for more information.

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