Knee Conditions

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries One of the most commonly injured ligaments in the body. Download a PDF
Articular Cartilage Problems Damaged cartilage in the knee joint. Download a PDF
Artificial Joint Replacement Replacement of the knee due to arthritis. Download a PDF
Chondromalacia Patella Wear and tear of the cartilage behind the patella, or kneecap. Download a PDF
Collateral Ligament Injuries Injuries to the ligaments on either side of the knee. Download a PDF
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate for Osteoarthritis Non-surgical treatment for knee osteoarthritis. Download a PDF
Hamstring Injuries Injuries to the large muscle group on the backs of the thighs, common in athletes. Download a PDF
Hamstring Tendon Graft Reconstruction of the ACL Replacement of an injured ACL with a ligament from the hamstrings. Download a PDF
Iliotibial Band Syndrome Overuse problem in the knee just above the joint. Common in bicyclists, runners, etc. Download a PDF
Knee Anatomy Learn more about the structure of the knee. Download a PDF
Meniscal Injuries Injury to the meniscus, a structure in the knee. Download a PDF
Meniscal Surgery Surgery to repair an injured meniscus, a structure in the knee. Download a PDF
Osteoarthritis Wear and tear of the cartilage in the knee joint. Download a PDF
Osteochondritis Dissecans

Damage to the knee joint at the end of the big bone of the thigh.

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Patellar Tendon Graft Reconstruction of the ACL Replacement of the ACL with the patellar tendon just below the knee joint. Download a PDF
Patellar Tendonitis Alignment or overuse problems of the structure of the knee. Download a PDF
Patellofemoral Problems Alignment or overuse problems of the patella, or kneecap. Download a PDF
Pes Anserine Bursitis

Inflammation of the bursa that protects the bones of the knee.

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Plica Syndrome Injury or overuse of the plica, the slippery material that surrounds all joints. Download a PDF
Popliteal Cyst Soft, painless bump that forms on the back of the knee due to damage in the joint. Download a PDF
Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Injury to the ligament in the back of the knee. Less common than ACL injuries. Download a PDF
Prepatellar Bursitis Inflammation of the bursa that protects the front of the knee. Download a PDF
Quadriceps Tendinitis Alignment or overuse problems of the knee, resulting in strain on the quadriceps muscle. Download a PDF
Revision Arthroplasty Surgery to replace an artificial knee that has worn out. Download a PDF
Tibial Osteotomy Realigning the angle made between the bones of the leg to relieve stress. Download a PDF
Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Less invasive knee replacement. Download a PDF
Viscosupplementation for Osteoarthritis Treatment that lubricates the knee joint to help relieve pain. Download a PDF


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