Knee News
Griffin (knee) starts, but Pistons now in 0-3 hole
DETROIT -- Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin started Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, marking the first tim...

Blue Jays lose Shoemaker to knee injury, beat Athletics 10-1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? Toronto pitcher Matt Shoemaker injured his left knee in a rundown chase, and the Blue Jays went o...

Joel Embiid injury update: Sixers' big man listed as doubtful for Game 4 versus
The Philadelphia 76ers may have to play their second straight game without their franchise centerpiece. As the Sixers lo...

Joel Embiid injury update: 76ers big man (knee) doubtful for Game 4 vs. Nets
Joel Embiid could miss his second consecutive playoff game on Saturday. The 76ers star's knee soreness has caused him to...

Blake Griffin Active vs. Bucks After Missing 1st 2 Games with Knee Injury
Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin is listed as active for Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series agai...

Dustin Pedroia injury update: Red Sox star (knee) lands on injured list
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who left Wednesday?s game against the Yankees after feeling discomfort in his sur...

Welcome to Knee.com

At Knee.com we are motivated to provide our visitors with simplified, yet comprehensive information regarding the knee. We have researched knee injuries, knee pain, knee rehabilitation, and preventive measures to protect the knee.

The knee is a hinge joint, which connects the upper leg (femur bone) with the lower leg (tibia and fibula). Other than the bones, the knee is also a complex system of ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. The knee is the joint most susceptible to serious injury in humans. The bulk of ones body weight is supported by the knee and physical stresses of everyday life can lead to many debilitating issues.


Types of Knee Injuries & Ailments:

Arthritis - The most common type of arthritis in the knee is called "Osteoarthritis." This form of arthritis is caused by wear and tear on the bones due to a breakdown of knee cartilage. You can discover the typical odds of developing knee osteoarthritis in your lifetime with the help of a DNA Testing service. Although most arthritic issues occur as a person ages, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also affects the knee and can be debilitating for very young people as well.

Ligaments - There are four ligaments in the knee. Two collateral ligaments, which attach from each side of the femur; one to the side of the tibia (lateral collateral ligament), the other to the side of the fibula (medial collateral ligament) are most susceptible to contact injuries like blunt trauma to the inner or outer leg around the knee. The two cruciate ligaments cross over one another and are found inside the knee; one cruciate ligament which crosses over behind is the posterior cruciate ligament or PCL. The other, which crosses over in front is the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. ACL injuries can be caused by contact, but also through hyperextension and motions like pivoting or changing directions to quickly. Typically, one will hear a popping sound when the ACL is torn. Although it is not as common to tear the PCL, the injury will display much like an ACL tear. However, with a PCL tear swelling is typically localized toward the back of the knee and the injury is likely caused when there is direct contact trauma to the knee in the bent position.

Tendons - The patellar and quadriceps tendons connect the kneecap (patella) to the tibia and femur. A common condition in both knee tendons is tendonitis; an inflammation of the tissue. Tendonitis is caused by overuse of the knee and is often associated with running and cycling; activities with persistent bending and flexing of the knee tendons.

Meniscus - The meniscus is cartilage, which sits between the femur and tibia bones. Without this cartilage, the femur and tibia would rub together and would cause significant discomfort to the knee. A meniscus tear usually occurs in conjunction with other knee injuries, like an ACL tear. However, a meniscus tear will happen most commonly in people who turn the knee or decelerate too quickly. Persistent pivoting and deceleration can lead to degenerative meniscus tears.

Other Injuries & Ailments - Other common issues include but are not limited to; Bursitis, an inflammation of small fluid sacs which surround the knee. Dislocated kneecap, when the patella slips outside of its normal alignment. Hyperextension, when the knee bends back beyond the hinged lock position. Iliotibial Band Syndrome, when the ligament attached from the outside of the pelvic bone to the outside of the tibia becomes tight. Loose body, when a piece of cartilage or bone is floating around the knee. Osgood-Schlatter disease, a condition of swelling and inflammation around the tibial tuberosity most common in teenagers.

Insurance - One major factor in eliminating knee pain and other knee issues is obtaining excellent coverage from your Health Insurance. It is vital that your Insurance Company adequately covers your existing knee ailment. Will they provide the health care you require? Will they cover future knee problems if they were to arise? Be sure to utilize the most experienced and knowledgeable Insurance Agents in your area to assist you in finding an insurance plan that matches your needs.

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Knee Articles
Assessment of objective dynamic knee joint control in anteri
There is a lack of objective dynamic knee joint control measures that can be related to the status of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The purpose of this study was to introduce two novel measure...

Mechanical characterization of the ligaments in subject-spec
The purpose of this study was to propose a methodology for mechanical characterization of the ligaments in subject-specific models of the patellofemoral joint (PFJ) of living individuals. ...

Short-term survival of cementless Oxford unicondylar knee ar
Cementless unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA) was introduced to secure long-term fixation and reduce the risk of revision. Experience with cementless UKA fixation is limited. ...

A new landmark for measuring tibial component rotation after
Existing methods for assessment of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) component rotation on computed tomography (CT) scans are complex, especially in relation to the tibial component. Anecdotal evidence fr...

Sagittal shapes of current fixed-bearing unicompartmental kn
The principle when performing unicompartmental knee replacements (UKR), is to restore the natural alignment as well as the ligament tension. The tension in the ligaments is determined by the position ...

The anatomy of the anterolateral structures of the knee ? A
The anatomy of the anterolateral structures of the knee is complex and still controversial. The aim of our study was to analyze this anatomy by histologic and macroscopic evaluation, with a particular...

Short term patient outcomes after total knee arthroplasty: D
Newer implants for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) often gain market share at higher cost with little patient-reported and long-term clinical data. We compared outcomes after TKA using two different imp...

Characteristic location and rapid progression of medial femo
This study aimed to demonstrate the characteristics of the chondral lesion at the medial femoral condyle (MFC) in patients with medial meniscal posterior root tear (MMPRT), and to compare the progress...