Knee News
Pablo Sandoval placed on DL with knee sprain
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox will be without third baseman Pablo Sandoval as they prepare to open a 10-game homestand, i...

Pablo Sandoval injury update: Red Sox 3B heads to DL with knee sprain
April 25, 2017 12:36pm EDT April 25, 2017 12:36pm EDT News, Baseball, MLB, English, Boston Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval It's ...

Nerve in knee of Cowboys' Jaylon Smith is reportedly regenerating
When the Dallas Cowboys selected former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith with the No. 34 pick in last year's draft, it...

After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home
Growing numbers of Americans are outliving their joints. More than a million operations are done annually to replace wor...

Red Sox Place Pablo Sandoval On 10-Day Disabled List With Sprained Knee
The Boston Red Sox might have a small infield crisis on their hands. The team announced Tuesday that it placed third bas...

Red Sox place Sandoval on DL with right knee sprain
Pablo Sandoval is heading to the 10-day disabled list and Jeff Rutledge has been recalled from Pawtucket to take his spo...

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
No associations between self-reported knee joint instability
To describe the prevalence of self-reported knee joint instability in patients with pre-surgery knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to explore the associations between self-reported knee joint instability an...

Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the knee: A retrospectiv
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The influence of polyethylene bearing thickness on the tibio
The recently reintroduced bicruciate retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty (BCR TKA) is an effort to reproduce kinematics closer to the native knee. However, there is no data on appropriate balancing with...

A novel MIS technique for posterior cruciate ligament avulsi
Open surgical approaches to treat tibial avulsion fractures of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) often use large incisions involving extensive muscle dissection and retraction. The objective of th...

The impact of joint angle and movement velocity on sex diffe
Females are two to eight times more likely to suffer a non-contact injury compared with males thus the purpose of this study was to explore the influence of joint angle and movement velocity on sex di...

Angioleiomyoma in the posterior knee: A case report and lite
The authors present a case of angioleiomyoma situated in the posterior knee.A 47-year-old Caucasian woman presented in 2011 with recurrent stabbing pain on the lateral aspect of her right knee. She re...

Comparison of anterior cruciate ligament volume after anatom
To determine whether anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (DB-ACLR) can restore the native ACL volume, and whether the volume change after reconstruction affects clinical o...

Nerve injury during anterior cruciate ligament reconstructio
Tendon harvesting for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction often injures sensory branches of the saphenous nerve. The reports on the prevalence of these injuries are scarce, while the implication...