Common Knee Conditions


Strains Most strains are caused by overstretching muscles or tendons.  Strains may be minor or severe.  Symptoms vary depending on the severity of the strain but may include pain and tenderness that is worse with movement, swelling and brusing, normal or limited muscle movement, or a bulge or deformity at the site of a complete […]

Knee Replacement

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Summary Knee replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is usually necessary when the knee joint is worn or damaged, leaving mobility reduced and the patient in pain even while resting.  Knee replacement surgery is considered when all other forms of conservative treatment have been exhausted.  The procedure involves removing all or part of the knee […]

The Knee Joint

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Summary The knee joint is the largest and one of the strongest and most important joints in the human body.  It is a synovial hinge joint which typically means that it allows motion in one plane, flexion and extension, however, the knee joint is slightly unusual in that it allows a small amount of rotation. […]