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From prominent experts in orthopedics and sports medicine, a comprehensive guide for anyone with knee injury or chronic knee pain: how injuries occur, how to treat problems, and how to return to the life and sports you love
Knee pain and knee injury happen to people at any age and across all walks of life. And they are very common: more than 1 million people underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last year. It can be confusing to navigate the many different treatment options, and surgery and physical therapy are taxing processes on many levels. In The Knee Injury Bible, some of the country's foremost experts on orthopedics and sports medicine combine their expertise to share a definitive resource for patients. In clear, readily understandable language, the authors cover: types of injuries and pain, and how they happenwhich tests are necessary and which are notwhat to ask at doctor visitswhat to expect when undergoing surgerybasic physical therapy exerciseshealthy eating during the recovery periodhow to set expectations and return to the activities and sports you loveChapters also include inspiring stories from other patients and prominent athletes to show readers that they are not alone -- and they can recover and live normally again.
People looking for information on knee injuries will find a treasure trove of advice and a "road map to recovery" in this well-organized guide. The authors orthopedic surgeons LaPrade and Chahla, orthopedic resident Kennedy, and physical therapist O'Brien deliver on their key goal, as described in the introduction, of giving a "more holistic and educated view of your injury and the journey that lies ahead." Beginning with a brief and easily understood anatomy lesson, they take readers through the recovery process, addressing commonly asked questions such as "Do I Need X-Rays, an MRI, and/or a CT Scan?" and giving tips on selecting a doctor. Chapter 3's roundup of "The Top 25 Knee Problems," from "Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear" to "Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)" is especially informative. The authors provide a step-by-step look at the surgical process, an overview of physical therapy ("rehabilitation is a key component of making it to a complete recovery"), and a discussion of the role of diet. Throughout, patients will find informative charts and illustrations, along with liberal doses of encouragement, making for a guide that is equal parts educational and empowering.