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Knee Pain - Knee Arthritis

Knee pain caused by arthritis can be associated with joint pain, stiffness, decreased mobility, and decreased joint function, making activities of daily living difficult.
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Knee Arthritis - An Overview
Knee arthritis is just one cause of knee pain. It's important to consult with your doctor and begin treatment.

Knee Pain - Examining the Basics
Knee pain is related to various conditions. A thorough examination is necessary to determine the exact cause of knee pain and appropriate treatment.

What Is Causing Your Knee Pain? (Illustrated)
This is an illustrated explanation of what occurs within your knee joint to cause pain.

Knee Arthritis - What Is Arthritis In the Knee?
Arthritis in the knee most often refers to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis in the knee, results from wear and tear on its parts. However, inflammation that occurs in certain rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can also damage the knee. What is "arthritis in the knee"?

Top Knee Supports
Stabilizing and reinforcing the knee joint is important for people with arthritis of the knee. Knee supports can help with joint protection and pain reduction.

Risedronate May Slow Joint Destruction In Knee Osteoarthritis
Risedronate brand name Actonel, a drug typically utilized to combat the effects of osteoporosis, may slow joint destruction and delay the need for joint replacement surgery in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Doxycycline - Doxycycline May Slow Progression Of Osteoarthritis
Doxycycline may prevent progression of osteoarthritis. More studies are needed.

Total Knee Replacement & Rehabilitation - The Knee Owner's Manual
Explains total joint replacement thoroughly and understandably. Written by experts with professional and personal experience.

Electrical Stimulation Helps Knee OA
A study of the use of home-based neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for the purpose of improving quadricep strength in older adults with knee osteoarthritis has produced promising results. The report in the July 2003 Journal of Rheumatology points to NMES as a alternative when medications, exercise, and surgery are not options.

Synvisc Injections May Delay Knee Surgery
Synvisc appears effective against pain in some patients with osteoarthritis of the knees and may delay the need for replacement surgery.

Your Spouse Can Help Ease The Pain Of Knee Osteoarthritis
Study reveals two new approaches (with the aid of your spouse) can help improve the self-management of osteoarthritis pain.

ACL reconstruction
ACL reconstruction is surgery to replace the ligament in the center of the knee (the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL) with a new ligament.

Knee arthroscopy
Knee arthroscopy is a surgery in which a small camera is attached to a video monitor and is used to examine or repair tissues inside the knee joint with special instruments.

Knee joint replacement prosthesis
A prosthesis is a device designed to replace a missing part of the body, or to make a part of the body work better. The metal prosthetic device in knee joint replacement surgery replaces cartilage and bone which is damaged from disease or aging.

The Knee Joint
Cartilage covers the end of bones in joints to provide shock absorption during movement. The synovium is the membrane that surrounds the joint and is filled with synovial fluid, which provides nutrients and oxygen to the cartilage.

Chondromalacia patellae (Anterior knee pain)
Information on chondromalacia patellae including an overview, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Illustrated resource.

Normal knee anatomy
The ligaments which attach the upper leg bone (femur) to the large lower leg bone (tibia) create a hinge joint called the knee. The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are 2 short, strong ligaments which criss-cross each other in the middle of the joint.

Bakers Cyst
Baker's cyst is an accumulation of joint fluid (synovial fluid) that forms behind the knee. Explanation of the cause in children and in adults. (Illustrated)

Knock knees
Knock knees are an outward angulation of the lower legs, such that when the knees are touching the ankles are separated.

Runner's knee
Runner's knee occurs at the front of the knee and is caused by softening of the cartilage or misalignment of the patellofemoral joint (where the kneecap connects with the thigh bone).

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
An anterior cruciate ligament injury is extreme stretching or tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. A tear may be partial or complete.

Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury of the knee
LCL injury is a stretch, partial tear, or complete tear of the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) of the knee. (The term "lateral" means the ligament is on the outside of the knee.)

Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury of the knee
MCL injury is a stretch, partial tear, or complete tear of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the knee. (The term "medial" means the ligament is on the inside of the knee.)

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
A posterior cruciate ligament injury is described as a partial or complete tear, or stretching of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) anywhere along the length of the ligament.

Bursa of the knee
Bursae are fluid-filled cavities located at tissue sites where tendons or muscles pass over bony prominences near joints, such as the knee. The function of a bursa is to facilitate movement and reduce friction between moving parts.

Xanthoma on the knee - (Photo-Picture)
Xanthomas are raised, waxy-appearing, frequently yellowish-colored skin lesions, seen here on the knee. These may be associated with an underlying lipid (cholesterol/triglyceride) abnormality.

Knee cap dislocation
A dislocated knee cap is when the triangular bone covering the knee (patella) moves or slides out of place. The displacement usually occurs toward the outside of the leg.

Sciatica - Sciatic nerve dysfunction
Sciatica is a condition involving impaired movement and/or sensation in the leg, it occurs when there is damage to the sciatic nerve, located in the back of the leg. Sciatica is a form of peripheral neuropathy. This nerve controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg and provides sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg and the sole of the foot.

Meniscus tears
Meniscus tears describes a tear in the shock-absorbing cartilage (meniscus) of the knee.

Meniscal tears (Image)
A meniscal tear is an injury of the shock-absorbing cartilage in the knee. The meniscus is a C-shaped fibrous cartilage that is found in certain joints forming a buffer between the bones. The meniscus also serves as a shock-absorption system, assists in lubricating the joint, and limits the joint flexion and extension.

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