Your knee is the largest joint in your body. Essentially, the knee is a hinge that joins your thigh bone (femur) to your shin bone (tibia). Cartilage provides a cushion between the bones preventing them from grinding directly against one another when you bend and extend your leg.
Recent advances in arthroscopic surgery allow the orthopedic surgeon to treat many conditions of the shoulder with minimal injury to surrounding structures of the joint. The patient is able to return more rapidly to work and sports than when extensive “open” surgery is performed. A tendon is a cord which connects muscle to bone.
Knee and hip osteoarthritis are two of the most disabling conditions an active individual may face. Post-traumatic osteoarthritis or hereditary osteoarthritis may develop in middle-age during the most productive time of an individual’s life. Many people will have disability precluding them from performing activities of daily living and will usually have problems with sleep