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The Orthopedic Institute - Knee Conditions/Information

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries One of the most commonly injured ligaments in the body.  Download a printable PDF
Articular Cartilage Problems  Damaged cartilage in the knee joint.  Download a printable PDF 
Artificial Joint Replacement Replacement of the knee due to arthritis.  Download a printable PDF 
Chondromalacia Patella Wear and tear of the cartilage behind the patella, or kneecap.  Download a printable PDF 
Collateral Ligament Injuries Injuries to the ligaments on either side of the knee.  Download a printable PDF 
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate for Osteoarthritis  Non-surgical treatment for knee osteoarthritis. Download a printable PDF 
Hamstring Injuries Injuries to the large muscle group on the backs of the thighs, common in athletes.  Download a printable PDF 
Hamstring Tendon Graft Reconstruction of the ACL Replacement of an injured ACL with a ligament from the hamstrings. Download a printable PDF 
Iliotibial Band Syndrome Overuse problem in the knee just above the joint. Common in bicyclists, runners, etc. Download a printable PDF 
Knee Anatomy Learn more about the structure of the knee.  Download a printable PDF 
Meniscal Injuries Injury to the meniscus, a structure in the knee. Download a printable PDF 
Meniscal Surgery Surgery to repair an injured meniscus, a structure in the knee.  Download a printable PDF 
Osteoarthritis Wear and tear of the cartilage in the knee joint. Download a printable PDF 
Osteochondritis Dissecans

Damage to the knee joint at the end of the big bone of the thigh. 

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Patellar Tendon Graft Reconstruction of the ACL Replacement of the ACL with the patellar tendon just below the knee joint.  Download a printable PDF 
Patellar Tendonitis Alignment or overuse problems of the structure of the knee.  Download a printable PDF
Patellofemoral Problems Alignment or overuse problems of the patella, or kneecap.  Download a printable PDF 
Pes Anserine Bursitis 

Inflammation of the bursa that protects the bones of the knee. 

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Plica Syndrome Injury or overuse of the plica, the slippery material that surrounds all joints.  Download a printable PDF 
Popliteal Cyst Soft, painless bump that forms on the back of the knee due to damage in the joint.  Download a printable PDF 
Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries  Injury to the ligament in the back of the knee. Less common than ACL injuries.  Download a printable PDF 
Prepatellar Bursitis  Inflammation of the bursa that protects the front of the knee.  Download a printable PDF 
Quadriceps Tendinitis Alignment or overuse problems of the knee, resulting in strain on the quadriceps muscle.  Download a printable PDF 
Revision Arthroplasty Surgery to replace an artificial knee that has worn out.  Download a printable PDF 
Tibial Osteotomy Realigning the angle made between the bones of the leg to relieve stress.  Download a printable PDF 
Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Less invasive knee replacement. Download a printable PDF 
Viscosupplementation for Osteoarthritis Treatment that lubricates the knee joint to help relieve pain. Download a printable PDF 

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