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?