The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides cushioning between your femur and tibia. There are two in each knee joint. You can tear your meniscus during activities that cause direct contact or pressure from a forced twist or rotation.
One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear. The ACL is one of the major stabilising ligaments in the knee. When this ligament tears, unfortunately it doesn't heal and often leads to the feeling of instability in the knee.
Arthritis is a condition where there is damage to or loss of cartilage that causes pain and impacts the ability of your joint to do normal daily functions. Once arthritis becomes severe, surgical intervention may be required. Please discuss your options will Mr Kevin Karpik.
Knee Replacements & Revisions
The implants used for a knee joint replacement can wear out or become loose over time and can cause pain in the joint and impact your joint function. This means that part or all of your previous knee replacement needs to be revised.
Patella instability, also known as patella subluxation, is when the kneecap partially dislocates. This usually occurs after a sporting injury or an injury from twisting the knee.
Small tears in this tendon can make walking and normal daily activities difficult. A large tear is more disabling, usually requiring surgery and physical therapy to regain full knee function.