If you've walked, jogged and hiked this far without any major knee trouble, there's more you can do than thank your lucky stars. A few basic steps can help you protect your knees as you age.
A Baker's cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is a sac of fluid that forms behind the knee.
A new “artificial meniscus” is being hailed as a less painful and less complicated way to perform knee surgery.
A stiff knee is a common complaint, especially among older adults and those who are very physically active.
You've tried nearly everything for your worn-out knee. But the remaining possibilities may include some risky options.
A dislocation of the kneecap occurs when the patella comes completely out of its groove on the end of the thigh bone (femur), and comes to rest on the outside of the knee joint. Kneecap dislocations usually occur as a significant injury the first time the injury occurs, but the kneecap may dislocate much more easily thereafter.
Chondromalacia patellae is a term used to describe the damage or softening of the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. It is similar to patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee) in which the pain is felt under and around the kneecap. This condition is common among young athletics but may also occur in older adults who have arthritis of the knee.
The knees are prone to injury and degeneration. Both can lead to locked knee, which is where a person cannot bend or straighten their knee.
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) on the inner side of the knee is most often torn when there is a force that strikes the outside of the knee. The MCL attempts to resist widening of the joint and tears if the force is too great.
Having weak quads not only can diminish your knee’s function, but research shows it also may put you at risk for knee cartilage loss, the hallmark trait of knee osteoarthritis.