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Arthritis and instability of the kneecap

Arthritis and instability of the kneecap

The knee has three individual areas, called compartments, that can be impacted by arthritis or osteoarthritis. One of those areas is the knee cap. Known technically as patellofemoral arthritis, it occurs when the cartilage becomes worn away beneath the kneecap. This...
Patellar Dislocation

Patellar Dislocation

The patella, commonly called the kneecap, is one of the main bones that make up the knee joint and is to the front of the joint. It is a triangular sesamoid bone (i.e. a bone embedded in a tendon) that sits in the patella-femoral groove which is a hollow or notch at...
Hyperextended Knee

Hyperextended Knee

Knee Hyperextension occurs when the knee is bent too far backwards in the wrong direction. It is in a way pushed beyond its normal limits. Hyperextension can be mild or severe. In case of mild hyperextension, the symptoms usually subside within a few weeks but in case...
Combined Knee Ligament Injuries

Combined Knee Ligament Injuries

The knee is the largest and most complex joint that regulates most of the body movement. It comprises of three major bones- femur, tibia and the patella. These bones are joined and held in their normal anatomical positions by the ligaments. These ligaments are...