Knee News
Stephania Bell Q&A on Ryan Tannehill's knee injury - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
One of the biggest X factors for the Miami Dolphins this season will be the health of starting quarterback Ryan Tannehil...

Are serious knee injuries in the Premier League really at 'epidemic' levels?
A selection of some of the 28 Premier League players to suffer serious knee ligament injuries in the 2016-17 season Last...

Carlos Gomez went down to a knee and nearly lost his balance on a go-ahead homer
Adrian Beltre isn't the only Rangers player with a penchant to take hacks so large that he drops down to a knee. Carlos ...

Naby Keita leaves Leipzig teammate Diego Demme with bruised knee
Gab Marcotti explains why Liverpool and RB Leipzig are in a stalemate over the English side's pursuit of Naby Keita. RB ...

Mariners' Kyle Lewis: Lifted with knee soreness
Lewis was removed from Monday's game with High-A Modesto due to knee soreness, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports....

DeAngelo Hall to Open Redskins Camp on PUP List Following 2016 Knee Surgery
ESPN's John Keim reported Monday that Washington Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall will begin training camp on the physicall...

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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
A new femoral fixation device for anterior cruciate ligament
A new device (T-anchor) was developed for ACL reconstruction and is implanted via the outside-in technique using hamstring grafts. The purpose of this study was to compare the T-anchor with the EndoBu...

A novel, hydroxyapatite-based screw-like device for anterior
Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common injuries of the knee. Common techniques for ACL reconstruction require a graft fixation using interference screws. Nowadays, t...

Associations of isokinetic and isotonic knee strength with k
Although isokinetic dynamometry often serves as a reference to assess the concurrent validity of weight-machine isotonic strength testing, it is unknown whether isokinetic knee strength is associated ...

Early or delayed reconstruction in multi-ligament knee injur
Whether early or delayed surgical intervention in patients with multi-ligament injuries results in better outcomes, is of current and controversial debate. ...

▀-TCP bone substitutes in tibial plateau depression fracture
The use of beta-tricalciumphospate (▀-TCP, Cerasorb«) ceramics as an alternative for autologous bone-grafting has been outlined previously, however with no study focusing on both clinical and histolog...

Tunnel widening after ACL reconstruction with aperture screw
Tunnel widening after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is influenced by the surgical and fixation techniques used. Computed tomography (CT) is the most accurate image modality for asse...

Biomechanical tensile strength analysis for medial patellofe
Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is a surgery for acute and chronic dislocating patella. Several surgical techniques have been described. No biomechanical study has compared suture...

No change in patellar height following open wedge high tibia
Open wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) can influence the tibial slope and thereby the landmarks of currently used patellar height indices. The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare and va...