WOSM Orthopaedic Blog

Knee

Biologic Knee Preservation: Cartilage Restoration Techniques

In a goal to preserve one’s joint, several different surgical techniques exist to stimulate one’s body to regenerate cartilage within the knee. Cartilage is unique in that it lacks a blood supply. As a result, once injured, the body has a poor capacity to heal... Read More

Biologic Knee Preservation Part Two

Part Two In this second video of a two-part series, Dr. John Klimkiewicz of Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine discusses several surgical procedures for the knee, in particular meniscus repair and cartilage regeneration, as well as rehabilitation and recovery goals and timelines.   Dr. John... Read More

dry needling

Dry Needling: Effective Treatment for Myofascial Pain

Myofascial pain syndrome is a fairly common pain disorder among adults. With this condition, pressure on sensitive areas in muscles can cause pain in other parts of the body. Dry needling is a manual medicine technique that treats this dysfunction. The following is a brief... Read More

growth plate

Growth Plate Injuries in Children

Proper diagnosis and treatment are key to avoid future problems Growth plate fractures are very common in children. Approximately 15–30% of all childhood fractures occur through the growth plate. They are twice as likely to occur in boys as in girls. The most common locations... Read More