Davide Bardana MD FRCSC


Knee replacement surgery

Normal knee joint Inside a normal knee joint, thick cushioning (cartilage) covers and protects the ends of your bones. This is called hyaline cartilage. Another type of cartilage, called meniscal cartilage or meniscus, acts like a shock absorber between the bones and keeps the knee joint stable by spreading out the load…

Strengthening exercises for tennis elbow

Ball or sock squeeze Hold a tennis ball (or a rolled-up sock) in your hand. Make a fist around the ball (or sock) and squeeze. Hold for about 6 seconds, then relax for up to 10 seconds. Repeat 8 to 12 times. Switch the ball (or sock) to your other hand and do 8 to 12 times. Wrist deviation Sit so that your arm is…

Warm-up exercises for tennis elbow

Thumb and finger opposition Begin by placing your hand on a table in front of you, with your palm up. Touch your thumb to each finger, one finger at a time. Repeat this cycle 20 times. Wrist circles Place your forearm on your thigh, palm up, with your hand in a very light fist. Make slow circles with your hand. Repeat…