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We treat the following injuries

Knee Injuries

Knee Injuries

The knee is made up of two bones, the tibia of the lower leg and the femur of the upper leg. A third small bone is called the patella (knee cap) that slides over the two bones and makes movement of the knee more smooth and efficient. The patella is held in place by a tendon originating in the quadriceps and attaching to the tibia of the lower leg. There are two main muscle groups that are responsible for the movement of the knee. The first is the quadriceps which allows the knee to straighten and the hamstrings which allows the knee to flex.

The knee is not the most stable joint in the body, however it is made strong through 4 key ligaments. The first is the medial collateral ligament which prevents medial movement of the knee. Next is the lateral collateral ligament which prevents lateral movement of the knee. Thirdly, is the anterior cruciate ligament which prevents djkghjkdfj movement in the knee and lastly is the posterior cruciate ligament which prevents jkfhgjkfh movement. These ligaments form an “X” in the inside of the knee to maintain its stability. There is also a shock absorbing cushion in the knee known as the meniscus. These cushions are disc shaped and together form a figure eight. They are located on the top of the tibia bone. They help prevent the bones from rubbing together and give the knee its shock absorbing abilities.

Injuries often associated with the knee are: Suffering Knee Injuries while playing sports

  • Ligament Sprains
  • Meniscual tears
  • Muscle Strains
  • Bursitis
  • Patella Femoral Syndrome
  • Patellar Tendionopathy