Knee News
Dodgers defeat Rays, but reliever Pedro Baez leaves with knee injury
A clash in baseball strategy took place at Tropicana Field on Tuesday. The Dodgers and Kershaw prevailed in a 7-3 win, b...

Knee may force Yankees' Sabathia to miss time
BALTIMORE - CC Sabathia's long balky and bothersome right knee could soon be sending him to the New York Yankees' still-...

Sabathia knows the drill because knee injuries are an all-too-familiar process
BALTIMORE ? No. 249 came at a significant cost Wednesday night for CC Sabathia, who revealed after the Yankees? 7-5 vict...

CC Sabathia to injured list with right knee pain
BALTIMORE -- Given the crowded nature of the Yankees' injured list, CC Sabathia opted to ignore the pain that began shoo...

Report: Storm's Sue Bird Expected to Miss Most of 2019 Season Due to Knee Injury
Sue Bird will likely miss most of the Seattle Storm's 2019 season with a knee injury, reports High Post Hoops' Arielle C...

Sue Bird will reportedly miss most, if not all, of 2019 WNBA season after knee s
As if losing Breanna Stewart and Maya Moore wasn't enough, it appears the WNBA will be without yet another star player f...

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
Are patient-related pre-operative factors influencing return
Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in working-age patients. The total number of working-age patients undergoing total-knee arthroplasty (TKA) is continuously increasing. The pur...

Genesis 1 posterior cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplas
To present the long-term clinical and radiological outcomes of the Genesis I posterior cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty (TKA) (Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, Memphis, TN, USA) (one of the firs...

Income change after cruciate ligament injury ? A population-
To investigate the association between choice of treatment and patients' income after cruciate ligament (CL) injury and assess the effect of different covariates such as sex, age, comorbidities and ty...

Clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction following revisio
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Meaningful changes in the Short Form 12 physical and mental
The aim of this study was to identify minimal clinically important difference (MCID), minimal important change (MIC) and minimal detectable change (MDC) for the Short Form (SF-) 12 physical and mental...

Adequate joint line restoration and good preliminary clinica
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Relationship between anterior cruciate ligament and anterola
The tibial bony attachments of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the anterolateral meniscal root (ALMR) are very close, and drilling the tibial tunnel in ACL reconstruction may damage the ALMR ...

Knee-related quality of life, functional results and osteoar
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