The knee joint is a complex system of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. These all work together in concert to create flexibility, stability and movement. Each part of the knee needs to perform for the knee to function. While there are four bones that come together at the knee, it is only the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia) that form the joint itself. The stability of the knee joint is controlled by by four ligaments, thick bands of tissue that stabilize the joint. This is where the “alphabet cringe” for knee ligament tears come in: ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL. Knee joint injuries can be a result of overuse or trauma to the knee. Either will cause swelling, pain and redness.

The Inside Scoop on ACL Tears

The evolution of sports has proved to be a fascinating and often amusing combination of creativity, science and hype.  From the lightest of high-tech equipment to the craziest of celebrations, the world of athletics is changing every year. In the minds of those involved in sports, some aspects remain the same.  One of those constants […]

Knee Joint Injuries

The knee joint is a complex system of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. These all work together in concert to create flexibility, stability and movement. Each part of the knee needs to perform for the knee to function. While there are four bones that come together at the knee, it is only the thigh bone […]

Chondromalacia of the Patella Tendon

Chondromalacia, known as “Runner’s Knee”, is one of the most common sources of knee pain for athletes over 20 years old.  The patella injury involves the patellofemoral joint, where the patella (kneecap) and the femur (thigh bone) interact. Chondromalacia is the pathology that takes place when the articular cartilage on the back of the kneecap […]