How Important is Joint Stability?

POSTED ON 9/26/2012 IN Regenerative Medicine Education BY Christopher Centeno

Joint Stability

How important is joint stability?  The answer to that is a stable joint is a happy joint. Yet so many patients come to us with unstable joints that aren't unstable enough to warrant surgery, but they are unstable enough to fry their joints over time. Understanding instability and how it might impact you is a key component to  our Orthopedics 2.0 philosophy.  Here's an infographic on the basic concept. As explained, there are two components to a stable joint: ligaments and muscles. Both have to be working well to allow a stable and healthy joint. Here's a prior post that explains a very common type of knee instability that we see, a loose ACL ligament and how it can be easily fixed through injection.

  1. injection
  2. pain
  3. pain management
  4. surgery

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