Osteoarthritis is becoming increasingly common with more than 4.4 million people in Canada living with osteoarthritis; with hip osteoarthritis affecting approximately 3% to 8% of the general population. If you have osteoarthritis, know that you are not alone. With the appropriate care, many people live meaningful, productive, and pain free lives despite this diagnosis.
A High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) is a type of ‘joint preservation’ surgery that involves cutting the shin bone (tibia) to change the alignment of the knee. It is used to improve symptoms of osteoarthritis by offloading weight from arthritic cartilage inside the knee with the aim of preventing a future knee replacement surgery. In some…
Learn about another common source of hip pain – osteoarthritis – in Dr. Andy Reed’s latest Crag & Canyon article.
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative condition where the cartilage that provides cushioning to the joint starts to wear.
A recent publication from the Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC), that includes Banff Sport Medicine’s Dr Michaela Kopka, reviews the existing guidelines on the use of exercise as a treatment for knee osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major cause of musculoskeletal (MSK) pain that affects more than 10% of Canadians over the age of 15 [1, 2].
As a Sport Medicine Physician, this is one question that Dr Andy Reed gets asked a lot! Patients also want to know if they should avoid running if they already have osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.
This is a common question asked by patients that have injured or torn their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) when considering reconstructive surgery as a treatment.
Stem cell therapy has recently grown in popularity as a treatment for osteoarthritis (OA) and musculoskeletal (MSK) injury. The rationale for their use is their natural ability to develop into many different cell types, thereby contributing to the healing process. But what scientific evidence justifies their use in this area of health care?