Common knee diseases

Trauma

A single but large force or multile smaller forces that exceed what an orgnism can bear may cause such damage as fructure, tearscartilage tears, meniscus tears, ligament tears, muscle pulls, tendon injuries, and tendonitis. Unless properly treated early, these damage may add up to compromise the delicate structure of the knee and diminish its ability to protect the cartilage.

 

Arthritis

Osteoarthitis

Worn cartilage and bone spurs in the knee joint and the gradual deformity of the knee. More than 90 percent of the cases are of unknown origin, and the remaining cases are secondary osteoarthitis caused by exisiting conditions such as side effects of prior knee traumas or inborn deformity.

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