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For those suffering with arthritis in the knees you know what a painful and difficult process it can be to simply take a few steps. With that kind of frustration it’s easy to become discouraged and beat yourself up for taking walking for granted. But it’s not all bad news anymore. Recent advances in medical science, engineering and technology have finally made products to improve our lives more affordable than ever. And that holds true for arthritis sufferers as well.

With arthritis knee braces you can provide exactly the amount of corrective force you need to make walking and moving about easier and more enjoyable. You don’t have to dread doing chores or heading out for the day when you can do it with less pain and more relief. The advanced, lightweight and breathable fabrics also make using one of these modern marvels a lot more comfortable than most people would think. So stop suffering through knee pain and start enjoying your life the way it was meant to be enjoyed!

Popliteal Artery

Popliteal Artery

A common surgery to treat osteoarthritis of the knee is a high tibial osteotomy.  Complications during the surgery can include neurologic injuries.  One such injury is damage to the popliteal artery.

The popliteal artery is an extension of the femoral artery, located behind the knee.  It supplies blood to the knee joint and muscles in the thigh and calf. Arteries are blood vessels that bring oxygen rich blood from the heart to various tissues in the body.

Damage to the popliteal artery can cause a partial or complete blockage of blood flow to the foot and lower leg.  This can cause pain, difficulty walking, or amputation.