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.
Knees are a functional combination of following elements:
- Articular Cartilage
How the Knee Works
To understand the functions, conditions, surgeries & procedures of the knee, Dr Nick Vertzyas has included an interactive animated presentation.
The knee is the most common joint in the body to suffer injury. Many of these injuries are caused by overuse of muscles and ligaments, they are also common in sports individuals.
Common sports and age related degradation injuries in the knee are:
- Meniscal Tears
- Cartilage Damage
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
These Knee injuries and condition may require surgical intervention.
Other surgical procedures performed on the knee by Dr Nick Vertzyas include:
- Knee Cap Replacement Surgery
- Partial Joint Replacement Surgery
- Total Joint Replacement Surgery