The knee has three parts. The thigh bone (the femur) meets the large shin bone (the tibia) to form the main knee joint. This joint has an inner (medial) and an outer (lateral) compartment. The kneecap (the patella) joins the femur to form a third joint, called the patellofemoral joint. The patella protects the front of the knee pain.
Knee Injuries and Pain
Investigation of knee injuries must be undertaken with care, as the symptoms can originate from the lumbar spine. We will make a thorough investigation to discover the cause and propose the correct treatment.
At CLINIC.CO.UK we have assessed and successfully treated many patients with conditions including:
- Osteoarthritis: pain and inflammation caused by degeneration and deterioration of the joint
- Tendinitis: pain in the front of the knee which is made worse when climbing, taking stairs, or walking up an incline
- Bursitis: inflammation caused by repeated overuse or injury of the knee
- Chondromalacia Patella: damaged cartilage under the kneecap
- Gout: arthritis caused by the build-up of uric acid
- Baker’s Cyst: a build-up of synovial fluid (fluid that lubricates the joint) behind the knee
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder that causes painful swelling and can eventually cause joint deformity and bone erosion
- Dislocation: dislocation of the kneecap most often the result of trauma
- Meniscus Tear: a rupture in one or more of the cartilages in the knee
- Torn Ligament: a tear in one of the four ligaments in the knee — the most commonly injured ligament is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)