- Patellofemoral Arthritis
- Unicompartmental Arthritis
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.
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:
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.
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