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Knee Anatomy :: Knee Arthroscopy :: ACL Reconstruction :: Arthritis

Normal Anatomy of the Knee Joint

How does the Knee joint work?
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Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint. Arthroscopy is a term that comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine.

The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.

Find out more about Knee Arthroscopy from the following links.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Reconstruction

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the major stabilizing ligaments in the knee. It is a strong rope like structure located in the centre of the knee running from the femur to the tibia. When this ligament tears unfortunately it doesn't heal and often leads to the feeling of instability in the knee.

ACL reconstruction is a commonly performed surgical procedure and with recent advances in arthroscopic surgery can now be performed with minimal incisions and low complication rates.

ACL Reconstruction Hamstring Tendon

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ACL Reconstruction Patellar Tendon

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Arthritis

Arthritis is a general term used to describe swelling and pain associated with joints in the body. There are several forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD), rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, etc. Since each foot contains 33 joints, it is easy to understand why many individuals suffer from arthritic conditions in their feet.

The pain associated with arthritis can often be relieved with medications such as acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol), aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. Advil, Aleve, Rx medications). Certain arthritic conditions can be relieved by simply wearing proper footwear, or with the use of orthotic devices. Occasionally, surgery is necessary to relieve the pain associated with arthritis of the feet.

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Please use the links below to get more information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

Broken Bones and Injury

Fractures

TEARS AND INSTABILITY

Pain Syndromes

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