May 19, 2022 / Knee / Dr. Keith Monchik
I Dislocated my Patella… What Now?
There are a several ways in which the kneecap can become unstable or dislocate. In many cases, the patella dislocates with very little force because of an abnormality in the structure of a child’s knee. Other times, a sudden twisting force or trauma can cause the patella to dislocate.
The symptoms associated…Continue Reading
May 17, 2022 / Moriarty / Ortho Rhode Island
Patient Success Story: Adriana
To overcome the pain of an old ankle injury, 43-year-old personal trainer and athlete Adriana turned to a new, innovative treatment at Ortho Rhode Island. Adriana’s injury trouble started at age 25, when she broke her right ankle.Continue Reading
May 12, 2022 / Knee / Dr. Matthew Plante
Quadriceps Tendon Tears
Tendons are the soft tissue which connect muscles to bone. The quadriceps tendon is responsible for straightening the knee. The four quadriceps muscles converge just above the kneecap (patella) and form the quadriceps tendon which attach to the patella. Quadriceps tendon tears are a relatively uncommon injury which occur most frequently in middle-aged men. Typically the mechanism of injury involves a sudden muscle contraction on a bent knee. In that moment, the tendon pulls away from the top part of the patella. Patient’s often describe “feeling a pop” along with immediate pain and swelling. Walking is nearly impossible as well.Continue Reading