What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Knee Pain and Surgery: Learn the Truth about MRIs and Common Misdiagnoses--and Avoid Unnecessary Surgery

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Grand Central Publishing, Jul 31, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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With rehabilitation exercises and step-by-step guides, this text provides comprehensive imformation on relieving pain due to virtually every knee condition, including arthritis, runner's knee, torn ligaments and cartlidge, and tendinitis.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
SUSPECT SCRUPLES
Chapter 2
ALL MRIS ARE NOT EQUIVALENT
Chapter 3
THE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
DO YOU NEED SURGERY FOR A TORN CARTILAGE?
THE MIRACLE OF MICROSURGERY AND LASER SURGERY
LYME DISEASE
PIGMENTED VILLONODULAR SYNOVITIS PVNSOSTEOCHONDROMATOSIS
Chapter 8
WHAT IS WRONG WITH SIMPLY GETTING AN MRI?
IS THERE EVER A GOOD REASON FOR OBTAINING AN MRI?
Chapter 9
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
THE DOWN SIDE

WHAT IS BANDAID SURGERY?
RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION
UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
Chapter 4
WATER ON THE KNEE
THE MEDIAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT MCL
THE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT ACL
THE POSTERIOR CRUCIATE AND LATERAL FIBULAR COLLATERAL LIGAMENTS
Chapter 5
THE ROLE OF X RAYS
OSTEOARTHRITIS VERSUS OSTEOPOROSIS
THE NONOPERATIVE TREATMENT OF ARTHRITIS
SURGERY
DR GS TENSTEP KNEEARTHRITIS PROGRAM
Chapter 6
KNEECAP MALALIGNMENT
KNEECAP ARTHRITIS
CHONDROMALACIA
Chapter 7
RUNNERS KNEE TENDINITIS
WHAT IS A NEUROMA?
REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY RSD
REFERRED PAIN
OSGOODSCHLATTERS
BONE STROKES
REALITY
REAL MEDICINE VERSUS PLACEBOS
A LITTLE RESPECT
Chapter 10
AT THE GYM
RACKET SPORTS
SOCCER
GOLF
SNOWBOARDING
Chapter 11
STRETCHING
STRENGTHENING
CONDITIONING
WATER EXERCISES
Chapter 12
SURGERY
WORK INJURIES AND CAR ACCIDENTS
Chapter 13
THEIR SIDE
THE SETTLEMENT
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
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