Knee

Knee

Knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to the doctor. Knee pain has a wide variety of specific causes and treatments.

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Adin David

  • Specialities :Orthopedic Spine, Pain Management, Minimally Invasive Spine

  • Locations :54 DEAN | New Brunswick | HEASC @ 54 Dean | Bronx | West New York | Prime Pain | 75 Gunhill Road | ...

Baynes Jason

  • Specialities :Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

  • Locations :54 DEAN | 100A Liv, Brooklyn | Staten Island | Total Wellness and Medical Health | Eatontown | Bruck...

Capiola David

  • Specialities :Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics

  • Locations :54 DEAN | Bronx | Hamilton | Lenox Hill Hospital @ Lenox Hill Hospital , New York, NY | Livingston ...

Kaplan Charles

  • Specialities :Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Locations :HEASC @ 54 Dean | West New York | 100A Liv, Brooklyn | 54 DEAN

Kyriakides Christopher

  • Specialities :Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Locations :West Milford | 100A Liv, Brooklyn | New York Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation @ Astoria, NY | 54...

Levine Pamela

  • Specialities :Orthopaedics

  • Locations :New York Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation @ Astoria, NY | 38 Astoria | New York Methodist Hospit...

Liebowitz Stanley

  • Specialities :Orthopaedics

  • Locations :69th St | HEASC @ 54 Dean | New Rochelle, New York | Eastchester

Moise Anson

  • Specialities :Orthopedic Spine, Pain Management, Minimally Invasive Spine, Anesthesia

  • Locations :Eatontown | Holy Name Hospital @ Teaneck, NJ | Spine & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Center @ Brooklyn...

Patel Vipul

  • Specialities :Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics

  • Locations :330 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 | Central Park West | HEASC @ 54 Dean | 54 DEAN

Scilaris Thomas

  • Specialities :Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics

  • Locations :Hedrych (Brooklyn) | Eastchester | Eatontown | Freehold | Belleville | Edison | Livingston Physical ...

Wilson Arnold

  • Specialities :Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics

  • Locations :HEASC @ 54 Dean | Montefiore Medical Center | 17 VAN Nostrand Avenue | Wilson Orthopedics @ Manhatta...

More Info

The knee joint's main function is to bend, straighten, and bear the weight of the body, along with the ankles and hips. The knee also twists and rotates. In order to perform all of these actions and to support the entire body while doing so, the knee relies on a number of structures including bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. The knee joint involves four bones: (1) the femur (thighbone) comprises the top portion of the joint; (2) the tibia (in the calf area), provides the bottom weight-bearing portion of the joint; (3) the patella (kneecap) rides along the front of the femur; and (4) the fibula (the remaining bone in the calf) provides ligament attachments for stability. The knee includes four important ligaments (fibrous bands that connect bones to each other) that connect the femur to the tibia: (1) the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) provide front and back and rotational stability to the knee. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) provide inner and outer stability to the knee. Your tendons connect muscles to bones. The two important tendons in the knee are (1) the quadriceps tendon which connects the quadriceps muscle (front of your thigh) to the patella; and (2) the patellar tendon which connects the patella to the tibia. These tendons, with the quadriceps muscle, facilitate leg extension (straightening). The meniscus (cartilage structure) lines the top of the tibia and lies between the tibia and 2 knuckles at the bottom of the femur. The meniscus provides cushioning for the knee joint.