CONDITIONS AND DISEASES of the Knee

There are several diseases and problems associated with knees. To find out more about any particular problem, please follow the links below.

  • ACL Tears
    Tears of the ligament deep inside your knee. Common in athletes.

  • Collateral Ligament Tears
    Tear of the ligament on the outside or inside of your knee.

  • Chondromalacia Patella
    Also known as "anterior knee pain"; a very common cause of pain on the front of your knee and around your kneecap (patella).

  • Dislocating Kneecap (Patella)
    The kneecap pops out of place, usually to the outside of the knee.

  • Bursitis
    Inflammation on the front of your knee.

  • Tendonitis
    Irritation of the tendons around your knee.

  • Arthritis
    A very common disease in patients over the age of 45.

  • Loose Body
    Usually happens after trauma, this is a loose piece of cartilage/bone in your knee.

  • Baker's Cyst
    Swelling in the back of the knee.

  • Meniscus Tear
    Very common cause of knee pain. Tear of one of the special cartilages in your knee.

  • Infection
    Bacterial infection of your knee. Very serious.

If you're not sure which one of these problems you have, you should see your doctor. Click Previous below to learn about the symptoms patients with knee problems have and the problems that go with those symptoms.

 

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