Your knee is the largest joint in your body and one of the most complex. It is also vital to movement.

Because you use it so much, it is vulnerable to injury.

Because it is made up of so many parts, many different things can go wrong.

Common Problems

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Diseases and Conditions

Although arthritis is often the first illness that comes to mind, our knees are vulnerable to many diseases and conditions. Bone and joint problems are among the most disabling and costly medical issues in the United States.

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Broken Bones

Bones are rigid, but they do “give” a little bit. Of course, if you bend a bone too far, it will break. Broken bones range from slight cracks to shattered bone, broken into several pieces.

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Injuries to Muscles
and Soft Tissues

When you walk, the many parts of your knee usually work together in harmony. Because the stability of your knee depends so much on the supporting muscles, tendons, and ligaments, injuries in these structures are common.

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Children and Knee Problems

Many of the problems children have with their bones and joints do not even occur in adults. Treatment options for knee problems are usually quite different for a child.

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