Knee News
Brett Gardner says knee feels good but Aaron Boone keeps him out of Yanks' start
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Former Twin Eduardo Nunez getting over knee injury for Red Sox; lineups posted
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Letter: What taking a knee really says about the American flag
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Claudia Gadelha?s knee surgery deemed successful
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Pat Fitzgerald on Clayton Thorson's knee rehab: Reports 'outstanding'
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Got knee pain? Researchers pinpoint percentage of weight loss needed to reduce d
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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
Two-year follow-up of bone mineral density changes in the kn
The potential chondroprotective effect of meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) is unclear. Subchondral bone mineral density (BMD) and subchondral bone remodeling play important roles in osteoarthr...

Middle patellar tendon to posterior cruciate ligament (PT?PC
To demonstrate whether the distance between the middle point of the patellar tendon and posterior cruciate ligament (PT?PCL) calculated on a single axial MR image could be an alternative measure to ti...

Alignment in total knee arthroplasty ? A comparison of patie
Incorrect positioning and malalignment of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) components can result in implant loosening. Restoration of neutral alignment of the leg is an important factor affecting the lon...

Gait retraining using real-time feedback in patients with me
The knee adduction moment (KAM) is often elevated in medial knee osteoarthritis (KOA). The aim of this study was to evaluate effects on KAM and patient-reported outcomes of a six-week gait training pr...

Does overstuffing of the patellofemoral joint in total knee
There is ongoing debate in the literature as to whether or not patellofemoral joint overstuffing has a clinically significant effect on postoperative outcomes following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). ...

Can osteoarthritic patients with mild varus deformity be ind
Whether osteoarthritic patients with mild varus deformity can be indicated for high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is not established. We examined the preoperative characteristics and postoperative outcomes o...

Arthroscopic simulation using a knee model can be used to tr
This study aimed to determine the effect of a simulation course on gaze fixation strategies of participants performing arthroscopy. ...

Metaphyseal sleeves as the primary implant for the managemen
Implantation of a prosthesis after post-traumatic knee arthritis poses challenges derived from the bone defects and soft tissue damage. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical and rad...