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The knee joint is the largest and most complex joint in the body. It is made up of several structures, including the femur, tibia, fibula, patella, and various ligaments and tendons. Understanding how these components work together can help you prevent injuries and better understand your treatment options.

Common causes of knee injuries: certain sports or physical activities, poor biomechanics or muscle imbalances, previous knee injuries, obesity or excess weight, Standing for long periods of time, age-related wear and tear. Symptoms of a knee injury can include pain, swelling, stiffness, weakness, instability, and limited range of motion. Diagnosis typically involves a physical exam, an X-ray, and an MRI to determine the extent of the damage.

Some of the most common treatments for knee injuries are: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (RICE) to reduce inflammation and swelling, physical therapy that includes exercises and stretches to help restore movement, flexibility, and strength to the knee joint, bracing or taping to stabilize the knee while it heals and reduce risk of further damage. Surgery may be necessary in cases of severe injury or to repair damage that does not respond to non-surgical treatments. Common surgical options include knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, or knee replacement.

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Dr. Aaron S. Covey

Dr. Ryan S. Charette

Dr. Jon C. Driscoll

Dr. Adam Q. Ferguson


The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common knee injuries. It can be caused by a sudden stop or change in direction, or from direct impact. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and instability, and surgery may be required to repair the damage.

The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that cushions the knee joint. Tears can occur from twisting or rotating the knee, causing pain and swelling. Treatment options include rest, ice, physical therapy, or surgery.

This condition involves pain in the front of the knee, typically caused by overuse or trauma. Symptoms usually include pain and tenderness around the kneecap, and sometimes popping or grinding sensations. Treatment may include physical therapy, medication, or surgery.

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