MOA Blog

When Do You Need Knee Surgery?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Feb 9, 2023 12:25:25 PM

About The Knee

The knee is a complex joint that joins the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). The fibula (the other bone in the lower leg) and the patella (knee cap) are the other bones that comprise the knee joint. 

In addition to being complex, the joint is the largest in the body. It’s supported by ligaments that stabilize the knee and join the bones and tendons that connect muscles to bones. The knee is a modified hinge joint with a wide range of motion, primarily flexion, and extension. It’s essential to carry the body's weight when walking, running, and jumping.

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Topics: Knee Replacement, Treatments, knee pain

How Long Should You Wait to See a Doctor for Knee Pain?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Mar 3, 2021 10:39:27 AM

Knee pain is a common problem that affects people of all ages. Because the knee is so complex, several injuries are common to the joint. These injuries can occur over time, during sporting events or other activities.

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Topics: Knee Replacement, knee pain

Baker’s Cyst: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Are you having pain behind your knee that is limiting your mobility? You may have a Baker’s Cyst, which typically stems from problems with your knee joint or underlying knee damage. Recognizing the signs of a Baker’s Cyst will benefit you in the long-run. It can help resolve the underlying knee issues the cyst developed from. 

Read more below to learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of a Baker's Cyst and how our orthopedic doctors can help you. 

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Topics: Treatments, knee pain, Baker's Cyst

Common Running Injuries and Treatments in Morgantown

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 2, 2019 9:30:00 AM

You’re running on a beautiful, sunny day through the West Virginia roads and you feel pain in your foot. You think to yourself, “is this a running injury or just a few aches?” 

At Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates, we believe you shouldn’t have to guess about your health. You should be able to detect the signs of an injury so that you can have it checked out by an orthopedic specialist. Continue reading to learn about the most common running injuries we see, and how to detect them, as well as how MOA can treat your running injuries. 

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Topics: running injuries, hip pain, knee pain