Knee[nee] – Anatomy. . The joint of the leg that allows for movement between the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone) and has a sesamoid bone called the patella (kneecap) that offers protection and increases the power of the muscles surrounding the knee.

Knee Conditions

Because of the knee joint’s complexity, injuries can occur from a specific event or with ”wear and tear.” In either case, typical symptoms include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Inability to stand or bear weight
  • Instability
  • Locking
  • Clicking, grinding, popping, crunching

If these symptoms persist for more than a week or worsen, despite conservative treatments like ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications, you should make an appointment to have Dr. Chudik examine your knee. Delaying a diagnosis and the start of treatment often makes an injury worse and more difficult to treat.

Some of the more common knee injuries and conditions

Other Knee Disorders

  • Impingement
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Syndrome
  • Bipartite Patella
  • Osteochondroma
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Plica Syndrome
  • Bursitis
    • Prepatellar
    • Pes Ancerine
    • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (Distal)

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