What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) and why is it important? PFPS also referred to as chondromalacia of the patella, is a common knee problem that is most prevalent in youth and female athletes. Chondromalacia is a general term indicating damage to the cartilage under your kneecap (patella). Patellofemoral disorders are often some of the [...]
What is a meniscus (plural menisci)? A meniscus is a crescent of C-shaped fibrocartilaginous structure present in the knee. There are two menisci in your knee the inside or medial meniscus and the outside or lateral meniscus each rests between the femur and tibia. They are shaped concave on the top and flat on the [...]
What Is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the leading cause of disability in the USA. It is estimated that 1 out of 3 adults will suffer from arthritis. By definition osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a progressive disorder involving inflammation and degradation of the articular or hyaline cartilage on the ends of bones in [...]
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