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The Knee
The knee is a complex hinge joint, made up of complex bone, ligaments and cartilage. Symptoms affecting a patient can occur by injury or disease such as arthritis affecting these structures.

Knee Injuries
There are a number of possible knee injuries which patients can suffer from including:

Symptoms of each of these knee injuries are described below.



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The Knee
The knee is a complex hinge joint, made up of complex bone, ligaments and cartilage. Symptoms affecting a patient can occur by injury or disease such as arthritis affecting these structures.

Knee Injuries
There are a number of possible knee injuries which patients can suffer from including:

Symptoms of each of these knee injuries are described below.

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Knee Cartilage Injuries

Knee Cartilage Injuries

There are two major types of cartilage in the knee. One form of cartilage covers the surface of the bone that forms part of the joint, this is called hyaline cartilage.


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Knee Ligament Injuries

Knee Ligament Injuries

Ligaments are rope like structures that connect one bone to another. Their purpose is to provide stability for joints as they move.Ligaments can be sprained (a partial tear) or they can be completely ruptured (a complete tear).


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Knee Arthritis

Knee Arthritis

Osteoarthritis of the knee often results in pain or aching. The knee may feel stiff particularly after periods of rest or first thing in the morning. The pain may be diffuse or it may be localised to a certain area.


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Knee Pain Symptoms

Knee Pain Symptoms

Problems from the knee give rise to symptoms such as pain, swelling, instability, catching difficulty negotiating stairs and stiffness. Symptoms of knee pain or instability can occur, if the knee has been injured or affected by disease such as arthritis


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