Knee News
Kristaps Porzingis May Miss Next Season With Knee Injury
Knicks owner James Dolan says that superstar Kristaps Porzingis may miss the entirety of the 2018-19 season with a knee ...

Kristaps Porzingis Debuts Documentary Series on Comeback from Knee Injury
New York Knicks fans got an inside look at Kristaps Porzingis' recovery from a torn ACL when the 2018 All-Star debuted a...

Mike Napoli suffers right knee injury at Class AAA Columbus; career could be in
SAN JUAN, P.R. - Mike Napoli suffered a serious injury to his right knee on Monday while playing for Class AAA Columbus....

Monte Carlo Masters 2018: Raonic withdraws from third round due to knee injury
April 19, 2018 10:34am EDT April 19, 2018 10:34am EDT Milos Raonic was forced to withdraw from the third round of the Mo...

Twins hope Kepler's knee is just a minor issue
Eddie Rosario singled in the 16th inning but had a leg cramp on his way to first base. Trainer Tony Leo came out to chec...

UNO's Ellie Brecht thankful for experiences and relationships as knee problems f
Ellie Brecht has been plagued by knee problems throughout her college career. She played through them, although not comf...

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
A biomechanical evaluation of different fixation strategies
Posterior plate fixation is biomechanically the strongest fixation method for posterolateral column fracture (PLCF) of the tibial plateau; however, there are inherent deficiencies and risks of a poste...

The anterolateral ligament is a distinct ligamentous structu
The aim was to determine whether the anterolateral ligament (ALL) had a histological structure that defined it as a real ligament. ...

Association between increase in vertical ground reaction for
The etiology of patellofemoral pain (PFP) is thought to be the result of increased patellofemoral joint (PFJ) load and aberrant lower extremity mechanics, including altered vertical ground reaction fo...

In vivo heterotopic culturing of prefabricated tendon grafts
The goal of this study is to investigate the biomechanical and histological properties of in vivo heterotopically prefabricated cruciate ligament replacement grafts with and without mechanical stimula...

Taurine protects against knee osteoarthritis development in
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the complex diseases that affect a large population of the world. The aim of the current study was to explore the roles of taurine in OA rat models, and discover the rela...

Short-term and mid-term results of lateral condyle sliding o
Different methods exist for deformity correction and ligament balancing in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) of valgus knees, the sliding osteotomy being one of them. The objective of the current study wa...

A bigger suture diameter for anterior cruciate ligament all-
In anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, different suture types are used for graft link preparation. Thus the aim of this study was to determine whether differences in the diameter of the suture ...

The type of approach does not influence TKA component positi
The influence of the surgical approach on the position of the prosthetic components in revision of total knee arthroplasties (rTKA) is still not clear. This study compared the medial parapatellar appr...