Whether you're a skier, recreational athlete, weekend warrior or in team sports you're dependent on that very complex joint called the knee
An anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injury is a tear in one of the knee ligaments that joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone. The ACL keeps the knee stable. Injuries range from mild, to severe, such as when the ligament tears completely or when the ligament and part of the bone separate from the rest of the bone.
One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament sprain or tear. If you have injured your anterior cruciate ligament, you may require surgery to regain full function of your knee.
Jumper's knee usually affects the attachment of the patellar tendon to the inferior patellar pole. The term jumper's knee implies functional stress overload due to jumping.
Many athletes experience injuries to their knee ligaments. Of the four major ligaments found in the knee, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial collateral ligament (MCL) are often injured in sports.
Surgery can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. During knee replacement, a surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers.
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is the most commonly injured ligament in the knee. Like all ligaments, this ligament may be sprained or torn.
The Meniscus is a piece of cartilage in your knee that cushions and stabilizes the joint. It protects the bones from wear and tear. Like a lot of knee injuries, a meniscus tear can be painful and debilitating. Unfortunately, it's quite common.
Your knee contains four ligaments: two collateral ligaments and two inside your knee that cross each other as they stretch diagonally from the bottom of your thighbone to the top of your shinbone. All arthritic joints lose cartilage. When the cartilage becomes worn or damaged, or is lost due to disease or trauma, the joint no longer has a painless, mobile area of motion.
The iliotibial band is a piece of tough tissue that runs from your hip down to your shin. If it's irritated by overuse or other problems, it can get swollen and cause pain on the outside of the knee.
Osgood-Schlatter disease can cause a painful lump below the kneecap in children experiencing growth spurts during puberty. It occurs most often in children who participate in sports that involve running, jumping and swift changes of direction — such as soccer, basketball, figure skating and ballet.
This is a general term that refers to pain arising between your patella and the underlying thighbone (femur). It's common in young adults, in athletes, and in older adults, who usually develop the condition as a result of arthritis of the kneecap.This is a general term that refers to pain arising between your patella and the underlying thighbone (femur). It's common in young adults, in athletes, and in older adults, who usually develop the condition as a result of arthritis of the kneecap.
Plumbers, carpet layers, and other people who spend a lot of time on their knees often experience swelling in the front of the knee. The constant friction irritates a small lubricating sac (bursa) located just in front of the kneecap (patella).
Many athletes get shin splints
at one time or another. While they often heal on their own, severe shin splints can ruin your game.