Thursday, October 31, 2013
Lateral Knee Compartment Disease: Varus Wedging seems to be a good aspect of treatment
As a podiatrist, I team up with orthopedists to treat many knee conditions. One of the most gratifying is the treatment of lateral knee compartment disease. In attempt to avoid complete or partial knee replacements, I am asked to varus or medial wedge them to open up the lateral joint line. I can not tell you how successful it is, but I have many very happy patients. The treatments are always teamed with a variety of other treatments, including synthetic cartilage injections, knee braces, knee strengthening, shoes selection, icing, and some cortisone shots. I have enough very happy patients who presently are avoiding surgery, and love their wedges, that I thought I would share this video with you.