The knee joint is more than a simple hinge joint. It is designed to carry much of the force of bending such as stair climbing and rising from a seated position.
Knee Meniscus Tear
The meniscus is an important structure of the knee, and damage to the meniscus can lead to osteoarthritis of the knee in the long term.
Knee Cartilage Wear
Healthy cartilage is a white smooth material. It serves as a protective cushion, allowing smooth, low-friction movement of the joints as one bone end moves on the other. Cartilage tissue covers the adjacent bone surfaces of the knee.
Knee Joint Replacement
The knee joint can become worn-out most commonly as a result of osteoarthritis but may also result from other causes such as trauma or injuries, meniscal tears and overuse.