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Knee Conditions

  • Patellar Instability

    Patellar Instability

    Any damage to the supporting ligaments may cause the patella to slip out of the groove either partially (subluxation) or completely (dislocation).

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  • Jumper's Knee

    Jumper's Knee

    Jumper’s knee, also known as patellar tendinitis, is inflammation of the patellar tendon that connects your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. This tendon helps in the extension of the lower leg.

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  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome

    Iliotibial Band Syndrome

    Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury resulting from the inflammation of the iliotibial band.

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  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee

    Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee

    Osteochondritis dissecans is a joint condition in which a piece of cartilage, along with a thin layer of the bone separates from the end of the bone because of inadequate blood supply.

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  • Knee Injury

    Knee Injury

    Pain, swelling, and stiffness are the common symptoms of any damage or injury to the knee.

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  • Unstable Knee

    Unstable Knee

    The knee joint is one of the largest joints in the body. This highly complex joint has several tissues supporting and stabilizing its movement.

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  • Knee Sprain

    Knee Sprain

    Knee sprain is a common injury that occurs from overstretching of the ligaments that support the knee joint.

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  • ACL Tears

    ACL Tears

    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the major ligaments of the knee. It is located in the middle of the knee and runs from the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shinbone).

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  • MCL Tears

    MCL Tears

    The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is the ligament located on the inner part of the knee joint.

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  • MCL Sprains

    MCL Sprains

    Your MCL may get sprained or injured while twisting, bending or quickly changing direction.

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  • Meniscal Injuries

    Meniscal Injuries

    Meniscal tears are one of the most common injuries to the knee joint. It can occur at any age but are more common in athletes involved in contact sports.

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  • Knee Ligament Injuries

    Knee Ligament Injuries

    Knee ligament injuries mostly occur due to overuse or sudden forceful movements during sports activities.

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  • Multiligament Instability

    Multiligament Instability

    The knee is a complex joint of the body that is vital for movement. The four major ligaments of the knee are anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)...

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  • Knee Arthritis

    Knee Arthritis

    The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface that allows pain-free movement in the joint.

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  • Patellar Dislocation/Patellofemoral Dislocation

    Patellar Dislocation/Patellofemoral Dislocation

    Patellar dislocation occurs when the patella moves out of the patellofemoral groove, (trochlea) onto the bony head of the femur.

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  • PCL Injuries

    PCL Injuries

    Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), one of the four major ligaments of the knee, is situated at the back of the knee.

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  • Chondral or Articular Cartilage Defects

    Chondral or Articular Cartilage Defects

    The articular or hyaline cartilage is the tissue lining the surface of the two bones in the knee joint.

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  • Patella Fracture

    Patella Fracture

    The kneecap or patella forms a part of the knee joint. It is present at the front of the knee, protecting the knee and providing attachment to various muscle groups of the thigh and leg.

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  • Quadriceps Tendon Rupture

    Quadriceps Tendon Rupture

    The quadriceps can rupture after a fall, direct blow to the leg and when you land on your leg awkwardly from a jump.

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  • Patellar Tendon Rupture

    Patellar Tendon Rupture

    The patellar tendon works together with the quadriceps muscle and the quadriceps tendon to allow your knee to straighten out.

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  • Lateral Meniscus Syndrome

    Lateral Meniscus Syndrome

    Lateral meniscus syndrome is characterized by an injury caused by the tearing of the cartilage tissue or a rare case of a congenital...

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  • Osteonecrosis of the Knee

    Osteonecrosis of the Knee

    Osteonecrosis is a condition in which the death of a section of bone occurs because of lack of blood supply to it. It is one of the most common causes of knee pain in older women.

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  • Knee Angular Deformities

    Knee Angular Deformities

    Angular deformities of the knee are variations in the normal growth pattern during early childhood and are common during childhood.

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  • Posterolateral Corner Injuries

    Posterolateral Corner Injuries

    Posterolateral corner (PLC) injuries are defined as damage to a complex area of the knee formed by the association of 3 main structures of the knee...

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  • Osteochondral Defect of the Knee

    Osteochondral Defect of the Knee

    An osteochondral defect, also commonly known as osteochondritis dissecans, of the knee refers to a damage or injury to the...

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  • Periprosthetic Knee Fractures

    Periprosthetic Knee Fractures

    Knee replacement, also called knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the worn-out or damaged surfaces of the knee joint are removed and replaced with artificial implants.

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  • Knee Dislocation

    Knee Dislocation

    Knee dislocation is a condition that occurs when the bones that form the knee joint, namely the femur or thigh bone get separated from the shin bone.

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  • Lateral Patellar Instability

    Lateral Patellar Instability

    Lateral patellar instability is defined as a lateral shift or displacement of the patella (kneecap) as a result...

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  • Medial Patellar Instability

    Medial Patellar Instability

    Medial patellar instability is a disabling condition characterized by medial subluxation of the patella which occurs as a complication of lateral retinacular release surgery.

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  • Distal Femur Fracture

    Distal Femur Fracture

    The femur or thigh bone is the longest and strongest bone in the body, connecting the hip to the knee.

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  • Knock Knees

    Knock Knees

    Knock knees, also called genu valgum, is a type of angular knee deformity in which the legs curve inwards at the knees.

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  • Tibial Shaft Fracture

    Tibial Shaft Fracture

    A tibial shaft fracture is a crack or break in the middle section of the tibia bone due to severe trauma.

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  • Loose Bodies in the Knee

    Loose Bodies in the Knee

    Loose bodies are fragments of detached cartilage or bone inside the knee joint. These fragments may be free floating (unstable) or may be trapped (stable) within the joint.

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  • Knee Fracture

    Knee Fracture

    A fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone. In younger individuals, these fractures are caused by high energy injuries, as from a motor vehicle accident.

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  • Knee Osteoarthritis

    Knee Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis.

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  • Knee Sports Injuries

    Knee Sports Injuries

    Trauma is any injury caused during physical activity, motor vehicle accidents, electric shock, or other activities.

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  • Patellar Tendinitis

    Patellar Tendinitis

    Patellar tendinitis, also known as "jumper's knee", is an inflammation of the patellar tendon that connects your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. This tendon helps in extension of the lower leg.

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  • Meniscus Root Tear

    Meniscus Root Tear

    Meniscal root tears are characterized as soft tissue or bony root avulsion injuries or radial tears located within 1 cm of meniscus root attachment.

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  • Knee Stress Fractures

    Knee Stress Fractures

    Stress fractures of the patella or knee are very rare. Approximately two out of 10,000 athletes may experience a patella stress fracture.

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  • Osgood Schlatter Disease

    Osgood Schlatter Disease

    Osgood-Schlatter disease refers to a condition in older children and teenagers caused by excessive stress to the patellar tendon (located below the kneecap).

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  • Multiligament Knee Injuries

    Multiligament Knee Injuries

    Injury to more than one knee ligament is called a multiligament knee injury and may occur during sports or other physical activities.

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  • Pseudogout

    Pseudogout

    Pseudogout is a type of arthritis that is characterized by the development of a painful swelling that occurs suddenly in one or more joints.

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  • Quadriceps Tendon Rupture and Repair

    Quadriceps Tendon Rupture and Repair

    A quadriceps tendon rupture is defined as a tear of the quadriceps tendon as a result of a traumatic incident.

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  • Patellofemoral Arthritis

    Patellofemoral Arthritis

    Patellofemoral arthritis is an inflammatory condition characterized by loss of the smooth cartilage between the kneecap (patella) and the underlying femoral (thigh) bone in the knee joint.

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  • Tibial Eminence Fractures

    Tibial Eminence Fractures

    The tibial eminence, also called the tibial spine, is a bony protuberance of the tibia (shin bone) that attaches to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee joint.

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  • Anterior Knee Pain

    Anterior Knee Pain

    Anterior knee pain is characterized by chronic pain over the front and center of the knee joint.

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  • Osgood Schlatter Disease

    Osgood Schlatter Disease

    Osgood-Schlatter disease refers to a condition in older children and teenagers caused by excessive stress to the patellar tendon (located below the kneecap).

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