Your knee joint is made up of the femur (thigh bone), patella (knee cap), tibia and fibula (shin bones). Ligaments hold the bones together and muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have knee problems. Knee problems can cause pain and difficulty walking. Arthritis is a common disease that affects the bones in your knees. The cartilage in the knee can gradually wear away, causing pain and swelling. Injuries to the meniscus (cushion between thigh and shin bones) as well as ligaments and tendons also cause knee problems. No matter what causes your knee problem, Orthopedic Associates of Hartford have expertise in advanced arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, as well as partial and complete knee replacement.

Injuries and Treatment

ACL injury (anterior cruciate ligament)

MCL injury (medial collateral ligament)

PCL injury (posterior cruciate ligament)

Torn cartilage

Knee replacement

Knee Specialists

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