The knee joint allows the leg to move for functions like flexion and walking. A knee injury refers to damage done to the knee, ligaments or major muscle groups–the quadriceps and hamstrings–connected to the knee joint which allow for movement. Knee Injuries have become increasingly common and are one of the most frequent musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to their doctors. A knee injury can cause serious pain, swelling, inability to bend or flex the knee.
If you or a loved one have experienced a knee injury, it is important to become familiar with common terms and treatment options available to make your recovery as seamless as possible. We encourage you to take a look at the list of knee injury terms and resources compiled below.