Anne C. Poinier MD


Cartilage of the Knee

Cartilage is a type of firm, thick, slippery tissue that coats the ends of bones where they meet with other bones to form a joint. Cartilage acts as a protective cushion between bones. In the knee, there is cartilage on the ends of the bones and at the back of the kneecap (patella). A meniscus is a piece of cartilage…

Bone

Bone is a hard substance that makes up the skeleton, which supports the body and provides protection for the organs. Bone is composed of minerals, mainly calcium and phosphate, which it stores and provides to the body as they are needed. Bone consists of three layers: the outside covering of the bone (periosteum); the…

Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. In an Achilles tendon rupture, the tendon is completely torn, which causes pain and sudden loss of strength and movement. An Achilles rupture is most often caused by a sudden, forceful motion that stresses the calf muscle. This can happen during an intense…

Using a Walker

A walking aid—a walker, crutches, or a cane—helps substitute for a decrease in strength, range of motion, joint stability, coordination, or endurance. It can also reduce the stress on a painful joint or limb. Using a walking aid can help you be more safe and independent in your daily activities. Almost everyone has used…

Ejercicio para fortalecimiento de los cuádriceps (muslos)

Sentado en una silla, estire la pierna y mantenga la posición durante 6 segundos. Luego, baje la pierna y descanse durante un máximo de 10 segundos. Repita de 8 a 12 veces con cada pierna. Hágalo todos los días, hasta 3 veces al día. Cuando se vuelva fácil para usted hacer este ejercicio para fortalecer los muslos…