Knee News
Seahawks WR DK Metcalf Expected to Return Soon After Surgery on Knee Injury
Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf's is considered week-to-week after his recent knee surgery revealed "minimal findin...

Titans' David Fluellen: Undergoes knee surgerty
Fluellen (knee) underwent knee surgery but is hoping to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, Paul Kuharsky of 104....

David Fluellen underwent knee surgery, could return for opener
Running back David Fluellen underwent knee surgery, but he still could play in the season opener Sept. 8 in Cleveland, P...

DK Metcalf injury update: Seahawks haven't ruled out rookie (knee) playing in We
There's a chance DK Metcalf could be on the field for the Seahawks' regular-season opener. The rookie wide receiver unde...

Harrisburg OL Layne Brannon to miss season with knee injury
Layne Brannon said he was hoping this would be the season he would open college recruiters? eyes and get a few offers. T...

Jays rookie Guerrero leaves game with sore left knee
TORONTO (AP) ? Toronto Blue Jays rookie slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. left Saturday?s game against Seattle after two inn...

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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
Factors affecting stability after medial opening wedge high
To investigate the effect of screw length, lateral hinge fracture, and gap filling on stability after medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOW HTO) using a locking plate. ...

Return to sport following isolated opening wedge high tibial
The purposes of the study are as follows: (1) examine the timeline of return to sport (RTS) following isolated high tibial osteotomy (HTO), (2) evaluate the degree of participation and function upon R...

Cartilage regeneration in osteoarthritic knees treated with
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The relationship between lateral epicondyle morphology and i
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Implant fracture of the Regenerex® modular metal tibial comp
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Cartilage recovery in runners with and without knee osteoart
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Contralateral MRI scan can be used reliably for three-dimens
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The impact of a preoperative information leaflet on expectat
This study examined the effects of a patient information leaflet on outcomes related to patient satisfaction following knee arthroscopy. ...