Knee News
Eduardo Nunez injury: Boston Red Sox infielder felt knee flare up in ninth innin
NEW YORK -- Red Sox infielder Eduardo Nunez left the game in the ninth inning after feeling some pain in his right knee,...

Broncos? QB Keenum battling sore knee
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) ? Case Keenum said he?ll be back directing Denver?s offense Thursday after missing Wednesday?s wor...

Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez leaves vs. Yankees with right knee discomfort
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora said third baseman Eduardo Nunez was taken out of Wednesday night's 10-1 loss to the Ne...

Aaron Rodgers has ?concern? his knee will get worse
On the night Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned from a knee injury to lead an historic comeback against the Bear...

NFL notebook: Rodgers (knee) will play
Aaron Rodgers plans to play with a left knee injury for the third consecutive game on Sunday, and the Green Bay Packers?...

Landry (knee) questionable for Thursday night?s game vs. Jets
CLEVELAND (AP) ? Browns top receiver Jarvis Landry is questionable to play in Thursday night?s game against the New York...

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.

Interested in learning more about other medical topics? Take a look at DNA Test to discover exactly how DNA is tested and how it is applied on a daily basis to benefit society.

Knee Articles
Corrigendum to ?Mid- to long-term survivorship of oxidised z
The authors regret an error in the final paragraph of the article, this should read as follows: ...

Survival of the low contact stress rotating platform total k
The low contact stress (LCS) mobile-bearing total knee replacement (TKR) was designed to minimise polyethylene wear, aseptic loosening and osteolysis. However, registry data suggests there is a signif...

Evaluating meniscus allograft transplant using a cost-effect
It is unknown if meniscal allograft transplant (MAT) delays progression of osteoarthritis (OA). Cost-effectiveness threshold analysis can demonstrate the necessary delay in OA progression required by ...

Mid-bundle positioning of the femoral socket increases graft
Anatomic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions are superior to non-anatomic graft placements with regard to controlling rotational laxity. Different techniques of anatomic single-bundle rec...

Is anterolateral ligament rupture a reason for persistent ro
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical role of anterolateral ligament (ALL) rupture and its impact on rotational stability by comparing the clinical results and rotational stability...

No differences in patient-reported outcomes between medial p
Although total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using a medial pivot insert reportedly improves kinematics compared with a symmetrical insert, improvements in patient-reported outcomes have not yet been report...

One-stage revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
This level IV study describes a new one-stage procedure for revision ACL reconstruction in cases with extreme tunnel widening. ...

Patellofemoral joint replacement ? Mean five year follow-up
The Femoro Patella Vialli FPV is a second-generation patellofemoral arthroplasty implant. It is the second most commonly used patellofemoral implant in the National Joint Registry of England and Wales...