Knee

Meniscal pathology

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Meniscal pathology

One of most common injuries to the knee joint involves damage to the one of the meniscal tissues. The knee joint has a medial (U-shaped) and lateral (S-shaped) meniscus which is made up of various materials to be recognized as a type of fibrocartilage. While these tissues absorb shock and help with load bearing forces…

Knee Replacement (aka Arthroplasty)

April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Knee Replacement (aka Arthroplasty)

Overview Knee replacement or arthroplasty, is a surgical process to replace, or remodel the joint surface of the knee. It is performed to alleviate pain and restore function after joint damage. Knee replacement procedures exchange the damaged parts of the knee with artificial implants.  At present, technology has improved to create better porous-coated prosthesis (implants)…

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

May 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, What Is It? Arthroscopic knee surgery is a surgical technique that allows the surgeon to see inside the knee to diagnose or treat knee conditions without making a large incision. The surgeon uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to see inside the knee joint.  Since the tools used to perform arthroscopic…

Tendonitis of the Knee

April 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Tendonitis of the Knee

Tendonitis of the Knee, What It Is? Tendonitis of the Knee is when you have an irritated tendon in the front part of your knee usually below the knee cap but is can also be a generalized diffuse tendon irritation from the lower quadriceps to the insertion at the top of the tibia (shin bone).…

Knee Replacement

February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement or Arthroplasty A surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain andreduce disability. Knee replacement is still considered an “elective” procedure for most. Recently a NY times article noted, about 12 percent of adults in the United States have painful arthritic knees that limit mobility. Yearly more than 640,000 have…

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the Knee, What is it? What are the symptoms, what can cause it, what are the treatment options and what should I expect? Basic knee anatomy: The knee joint is comprised of the connection of the femur AKA thigh bone, tibia or shin bone,  fibula,( smaller, next to tibia, and the patella ( knee…

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Swollen Knee

December 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Swollen Knee

What Is A Swollen Knee?  A swollen knee, also known as “water on the knee” is knee effusion, a collection of fluid in and around the knee joint. This arises due to over use, injury or disease. Common injuries involve torn ligaments (e.g. ACL tear), cartilage damage (meniscus tear), or bone fractures. Symptoms include: Painful…

Medical massage for back of knee pain in a physiotherapy center.

Back of Knee Pain

December 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Back of Knee Pain

Back of knee pain, or pain behind the knee is also called posterior knee pain. It’s a common problem, typically from knee injuries. Swelling surrounding the knee joint or damage to any of the parts at the back of the knee can lead to pain behind the knee, making it difficult to walk or sleep.…

Knee Pain Exercise

Chronic Knee Pain

October 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Chronic Knee Pain

The Top 5 Knee Pain Home Remedies Chronic knee pain can be frustrating and debilitating. Most chronic knee pain will involve pain that is usually felt in the front part of the knee (anterior knee) and this is usually the result of the knee cap (patella) not tracking properly in the front of the knee. You…

Male with Knee Pain

What Can I Do For Knee Pain?

July 15, 2018 | Comments Off on What Can I Do For Knee Pain?

Knee Pain Overview The knee joint is comprised of the connection of four bones of the lower extremity: Femur ( thigh bone) Tibia (shin bone) Fibula ( smaller, next to tibia) Patella ( knee cap). Bones are connected by ligaments. In the knee joint these include the medial and lateral meniscus, the cruciate ligaments (…