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Knee Problems

Knee Arthritis

The knee is composed of three bones, the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone) and the patella (knee cap). The ends of these bones that move about each other have a layer of cartilage, which forms the surface of the joint.
In arthritis the cartilage layer is progressively destroyed by mechanical factors and inflammation. 

Knee Tendon Injuries

Traumatic tears of the tendons are associated with a violent contraction of the muscle as the tendon is being lengthened. This can happen when one falls down. People will usually lose the ability to actively straighten their knee. There are 2 distinct disease states that usually affect these tendons.

Knee Ligament Injuries

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, connects the femur to the tibia. The ACL is commonly injured in contact and non-contact type sports such as football and soccer. An injury will usually be associated with pain in the knee and swelling. 

Meniscus Tears

A meniscus can tear as a result of trauma such as a violent, twisting movement to the knee or as the result of repetitive micro-trauma it sustains through one’s lifetime. The tissue itself can also undergo degeneration, which will affect its mechanical properties and predispose it to a tear.

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