Knee News
WATCH: Paul Daley delivers early Knockout of the Year candidate with flying knee
Paul Daley sent a message loud and clear to the rest of Bellator: I'm still here. The MMA veteran coming off a loss in h...

Lakers roll past Pacers despite loss of D'Angelo Russell to knee injury
The Lakers should have installed one of those Turn-o-Matic ticket dispensers ? like the ones at supermarket deli counter...

Michael Bisping Sidelined by Knee Surgery
The UFC's dearth of pay-per-view headlining title fights continues, as middleweight champion Michael Bisping looks to be...

Joel Embiid leaves 76ers game as precaution after knee injury
Joel Embiid suffered a left knee contusion on Friday night against the Trail Blazers, according to the 76ers. The injury...

Lakers G D?Angelo Russell out 1-2 weeks with knee sprain, calf strain
LOS ANGELES (AP) Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell will be sidelined for one to two weeks with a mildly sprained right knee ...

Portland Pilots' Alec Wintering suffers season-ending knee injury
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland senior point guard Alec Wintering has torn a ligament in his left knee, effectively ending hi...

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
Outpatient versus inpatient anterior cruciate ligament recon
Efforts to reduce the financial costs related to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) include reducing the length of hospitalization of the patient undergoing ACLR. However, it is unclear ...

Experience of total knee arthroplasty using a novel navigati
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Letter to the Editor ? ?Cementing the femoral component in t
With great interest we read the paper ?Cementing the femoral component in total knee arthroplasty: which technique is the best?? by MichaŽl Vaninbroukx et al. The subject of different cementing techni...

Good functional results following high tibial opening-wedge
To report time dependent functional improvement and predictive risk factors for failure when the load in varus knees with medial osteoarthritis is shifted from the medial to the lateral knee compartme...

The incidence and impact of arthroscopy in the year prior to
Prior knee surgery and arthroscopy is known to increase complications and re-operations in subsequent total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We set out to examine the time dependant effect of arthroscopy on P...

Semimembranosus tenosynovitis: Diagnosis and management of a
In orthopedic and sports medicine literature there is minimal information regarding accurate diagnosis and the treatment options for tenosynovitis of the distal semimembranosus tendon. After reviewing...

Validity and reliability of a novel instrumented one-legged
Conventional one-legged hop tests simply evaluate the total hop distance, thus neglecting important temporal and spatial parameters related to the strategy of execution, such as foot contact time. ...

The use of the Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) in patient
The Core Outcome Measure Index (COMI) is a very short outcome instrument used in spine patients. The aim of this study was to examine the utility of a knee version of the COMI in patients undergoing t...