Sports medicine & Kinesiology

The biotribology of cartilage resurfacing implant materials

Untreated knee cartilage defects can lead to osteoarthritis, with symptoms such as continuous pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Current treatments for cartilage defects are limited to lesion sizes and specific age groups. ...

Medications

Milvexian shows potential to reduce risk of ischemic stroke

A phase 2 trial in patients with a prior ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA) has indicated that milvexian should be further investigated for its ability to reduce the risk of ischemic stroke without ...

Surgery

A new way to control pain after knee replacement surgery

In a recent study, Houston Methodist researchers presented clinical evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of injecting pain medication directly into the tibia during knee replacement surgery for better postoperative ...

Surgery

ACL reconstruction goes under the microscope

You don't have to be an avid sports fan to recognize the term "ACL injury." Damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)—a tendon in the knee—is prevalent even among amateur sports players, and treatment often requires ...

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Knee

The knee joint joins the thigh with the leg and consists of two articulations: one between the femur and tibia, and one between the femur and patella. It is the largest and most complicated joint in the human body. The knee is a mobile trocho-ginglymus (i.e. a pivotal hinge joint), which permits flexion and extension as well as a slight medial and lateral rotation. Since in humans the knee supports nearly the entire weight of the body, it is the joint most vulnerable both to acute injury and the development of osteoarthritis.

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