Anne C. Poinier MD

Artroplastia de rodilla

Articulación normal de la rodilla Dentro de una articulación normal de la rodilla, una amortiguación gruesa (cartílago) cubre y protege los extremos de los huesos. Esto se llama cartílago hialino. Otro tipo de cartílago, que se llama cartílago meniscal o menisco, actúa como un amortiguador entre los huesos y mantiene…

Knee Replacement Surgery

Covers surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint. Includes slideshow on knee replacement. Looks at why surgery is done, risks, and how well it works. Discusses what to expect after surgery and living with a knee replacement.

Assistive Devices and Orthotics

Assistive devices and orthotics are tools that help you hold objects, open and close things, transfer weight while shifting positions, or walk. It is important to find a balance between use and rest of a painful (arthritic) joint. When exercise is not enough to control pain, assistive devices and orthotics may help to…

Arthritis: Should I Have Knee Replacement Surgery?

Guides through decision to have knee replacement surgery for osteoarthritis. Describes other surgeries and treatment options used to decrease osteoarthritis pain. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.