The knee is the body’s largest joint and is where three bones meet: the tibia, the femur and the patella. The knee is a “hinge” joint because it allows the leg to bend in one direction only. The knee is also able to supply enough strength for running, squatting, jumping, and turning, but it doesn’t have the available range of motion like other joints in the body. In fact, it has almost no ability to rotate.
The knee is a complex system of both supportive and moving parts, including bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Each part of the knee joint is subject to injury or disease. Because of this, treatment of knee-related injuries and disorders requires a set of distinct skills and experience. MIDSTATE Orthopaedic's knee specialists provide comprehensive knee care beginning with diagnosis and continuing throughout treatment and rehabilitation.