The Knee Joint

The Knee JointThe knee joint is a complex arrangement of bones, muscles, bursae (small fluid sacs), cartilage, and ligaments. Arthritic degeneration or physical trauma affecting the bones in the knee joint can necessitate total knee replacement, partial knee replacement or knee resurfacing.
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Anatomic Knee

About the Knee Joint

To fully understand your knee degeneration, the knee replacement procedure and the mechanics of your knee implant, you will first need to know a bit about the knee joint itself and how it functions. While damage or wear […]

Damaged Knee Joint Illustration

Knee Osteoarthritis (Arthritis)

Healthy vs. Arthritic Knee Joint Osteoarthritis, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis, is a joint inflammation that results from cartilage degeneration. Healthy cartilage acts as a specially lubricated surface in the joint and under normal conditions is perfectly smooth. […]

knee pain from injury and arthritis

Knee Pain and Problems from Injuries, Arthritis

Many knee problems occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, or home projects. Knee problems may also manifest due to injury, disease, overuse, or just everyday wear and tear. The complex design of the knee and the fact that […]

knee replacement examination

Reasons for Knee Replacement Surgery

Although there are several conditions which may lead to the need for knee replacement, arthritis (whether it be osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or traumatic arthritis) is the most common reason. A number of other factors contribute to joint disease […]