All public schools require certified athletes’ trainers with a lot of experience, because these things help to decrease a lot of injuries. Dr. Harlan Selesnick, Orthopedic Surgeon with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, says 40% of injuries can be prevented.
Dr. Harlan Selesnick, Orthopedic Surgeon at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, explains the articular cartilage lines every bone in our body and when it wears thin down to raw bone becomes very painful and a total knee replacement surgery is needed. According to him, the criteria for doing a knee replacement is not based on X-ray or MRI, for the most part is when you can't live with the pain, you can't sleep or walk or travel, because it is too painful.
Anti-inflammatory medicines, pain medicines, assistive devices for walking, physical therapy, cortisone injections, weight loss and exercise and conditioning are other treatments for knee pain. "When you're dealing with inflammatory and arthritic conditions of the knee you really want to try all non-surgical options that you can and the longer you delay it, the better the chance that technology improves," says Dr. Harlan Selesnick, Orthopedic Surgeon at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. He recommends preventing addiction to pain killers if the pain is too bad.