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Knee
Anatomy Print

Anatomy of the Knee, Dr. Allen F. Anderson, Nashville, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Figure 1

Injuries to the knee are very common. The anatomy of the knee has been studied extensively. This section will attempt to cover major aspects of knee anatomy.

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Chondromalacia / Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Print

Chondromalacia Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Dr. Allen F. Anderson, Nashville, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Figure 3

Chondromalacia is a descriptive term, which literally means softening of cartilage.

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Torn Ligaments: ACL Print

The incidence of ACL injuries has increased dramatically over the last 2 decades. More than 200,000 new ACL injuries occur in the United States annually. These injuries are important because of the extent of disability associated with ACL tears.

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Torn Ligaments: ACL Rehabilitation Print

Five Phase rehabilitation program for Torn ACL Ligaments.

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Meniscal Anatomy/Meniscal Injuries Print

Arthroscopic treatment of meniscal injuries is one of the most common orthopedic surgical procedures. Although our knowledge and understanding of the anatomy) function, and treatment of meniscal pathology has evolved, meniscal tears continue to cause significant symptoms and long-term impairment of the knee.

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Osteochondral Dissecans Print

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a condition in which a fragment of subchondral bone and its overlying articular cartilage becomes separate from the underlying bone.

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Meniscal Anatomy/Biomechanics Print

The treatment of ACL injuries should be tailored to the individual patient. Risk factors that may be used to determine treatment include age, activity level, willingness to modify activities, laxity of the joint, number of giving way episodes, and presence of associated ligament, articular cartilage, or meniscal injuries.

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Jumper's Knee Print

Jumper's Knee, Dr. Allen F. Anderson, Nashville, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Figure 1

Anterior knee pain in the athlete can be a difficult problem for the sports medicine physician given the numerous causes and refractory nature.

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Torn Ligaments: ACL Reconstruction in Children Print

 
Torn Ligaments: PCL Print

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (PCL), Dr. Allen F. Anderson, Nashville, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Figure 3

The posterior cruciate ligament, the largest and strongest ligament in the knee, prevents posterior displacement of the tibia on the femur.

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Osteoarthritis/Chondral Injuries Print

 

 

The primary functions of articular cartilage (covering of the bone) are to distribute forces to the bone and provide a low friction surface for the joint.

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