The knee is a complex joint made up of different structures - bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. They all work together to maintain the knee’s normal function and provide stability to the knee during movement. Having a well-functioning healthy knee is essential for our mobility and ability to participate in various activities. Click on the below tabs to know more about various knee conditions.
Over the last few months have you noticed increasing discomfort, aching and stiffness in your knees? Perhaps you have noticed a “grating” feeling or that your knee has odd lumps and bumps on it which never used to be there. You may have pain aggravated by turning or twisting movements.
Knee meniscal or soft “cartilage tears” of the knee are very common clinical problems. In general, there are 2 types of meniscal tears, traumatic or degenerate meniscal 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). The ACL prevents the tibia from sliding out in front of the femur. Together with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), it provides rotational stability to the knee.
The articular or hyaline cartilage is the tissue lining the surface of the two bones in the knee joint. Cartilage helps the bones move smoothly against each other and can withstand the weight of your body during activities such as running and jumping. Articular cartilage does not have a direct blood supply to it, so has less capacity to repair itself.