Your knee is one of the strongest joints in your body. It is also the largest and one of the most commonly injured. The knee is a modified hinge joint, similar to the elbow. The knee consists of bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.
Knee injuries are prevalent and can be very debilitating. A knee injury may be acute – caused by a single action or sudden change in direction. Or, wear and tear can cause injuries to develop over time. High impact sports can lead to injury, but overuse can also cause sprains, strains and cartilage damage.
Swelling, instability, and popping are common signs of a serious knee injury. If your knee feels painful, unstable or inflamed, it is time to visit an orthopedic surgeon.
Knee anatomy, injuries, and treatment articles
- Pain In The Front Of The Knee: 6 Common Causes
- Why Does Your Knee Snap and Pop?
- I have Arthritis in my knee….what are my options?
- Knee Pain After Meniscus Surgery
- What is a Meniscus?
- Meniscus Injuries —How do they tear so easily?
- Knee Pain: Why Do Meniscus Tears Hurt?
- Types of Meniscus Tears
- Recovery After Meniscal Tear Surgery
- ACL Surgery – Start to Finish : Part I
- ACL Surgery – Start to Finish: Part II
- ACL and MCL Tears
- Do all ACL tears require surgery?
- ACL Tears and Young Athletes
- What is a Partial ACL Tear?
Knee Cartilage & Arthritis
- Microfracture for Cartilage Injuries Of The Knee
- Cartilage Injury and Cartilage Defects of The Knee
- I have been told I am “missing cartilage” in my knee…what does this mean?
- Growing Cartilage To Treat Arthritic Joints
- Cartilage Regeneration : New Techniques For Cartilage Repair- MACI