The term degenerative disc disease is a misnomer. The situation is a normal phenomenon subject to aging adults particularly women who have reached menopause.
Two Patient Reported Outcomes that surgeons use to assess the success of arthroplasty are the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index and the Oxford Knee Score.
The knee joint is made up of several components that enable flexion and extension of the joint as well as limited internal and external rotation. This structural system facilitates movements such as squatting, walking, getting up and much more that is important throughout daily activities.
Although knee pain can be due to various causes, a torn meniscus is a common cause.
Majority of today's workforce is confined to an office chair behind a desk for long work hours. Only a few of these working adults know the extent of damage impacted on their spine from using an office chair that is destroying their posture.
When an individual damages the cartilage or a meniscus in the knee, they may have the problem corrected by undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery