Knee Care



Sprains, while often mistaken for fractures, are soft-tissue injuries. The most common soft tissues affected by sprains are muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

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Every year, millions of people see a doctor because of a ligament problem or tear. These injuries can lead to pain, and even disability, as the knee weakens and everyday activities become more painful and difficult.

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A fracture is a broken bone. Bones can be broken in a variety of ways, whether the fracture is complete or partial. Fractures are painful and should be set by a physician to ensure proper healing.

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A dislocated bone is a bone that is either sometimes or always out of its joint. Dislocated bones are not necessarily broken, but they may lead to instability and disability if not properly treated.

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Plica Syndrome

Plica syndrome, or synovial plica syndrome, is caused by the inflammation of a thin layer of tissue called the synovium. The synovium, which lines the joint and holds it together, can become inflamed and cause pain. In some cases, pieces of the synovium can break off and float in the area around the joint, causing synovial chondromatosis.

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