The knee joint is one of the largest joints in the body. There are three bones that meet at this joint. The femur (thigh bone), the tibia (weight bearing shin bone), and the fibula bone (smaller non-weight bearing bone). The patella, also known as the knee cap also makes up the knee joint. There are four ligaments that play key roles in holding the knee joint in place:
The knee joint is an area of high use and can lead to wear and tear.
Common acute injuries that occur in the knee include:
Common overuse injuries include:
(Tip: inflammation of an area is indicated by -itis)
If faced with knee pain, you should seek out medical help. Other options to do ALONGSIDE seeking medical help include:
Treatment of knee injuries include first aid, bracing, rest, physical therapy, medicine, in some cases surgery. The treatment depends on the location of the injury and mechanism of injury.
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