The knee is the largest joint in the body. It is the junction of two major bones (femur and tibia), connected by major tendons and ligaments (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL). It is protected by a cap (patella) and utilizes the meniscus cartilage to provide cushion and absorb shock between the two bones. The knee is placed under incredible pressure and tension during many sports activities, from running to jumping, kicking, swinging a bat or golf club, or lifting weights. Knee pain and injuries are the number one reason patients visit orthopedic specialists each year.
Common Knee Injuries
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear
- LCL (lateral collateral ligament) tear
- MCL (medial collateral ligament) tear
- PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tear
- Torn meniscus
- Patellar (kneecap) fractures
- Patellar tendon tear
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Wed, August 24, 2016
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