Dr M.S NarulaDr. M.S.Narula
Spline and Joint replacement
SENIOR CONSULTANT ORTHOPEDICS
Spine and Joint Replacement,IVY Hospital,Panchkula
Former HOD Joint Director,SGHS Hospital, Sohana
Former Director, Joint Replacement Spine Unit, Gian Sagar Hospital
Visiting Surgeon, New Yorkshire Hospital, U.K
Certified Fitness and Wellness Consultant
The knee is a complex joint. It moves like a hinge and can also rotate & move from side to side. The Knee is prone to injuries than other joints because it is subject to tremendous force during vigorous activity.
Knee patients typically experience swelling, stiffness, weakness or instability in the joint. They may also experience crunching or popping noises or the inability to fully straighten the knee.
Our approach to treating knee pain, conditions, and injuries that include surgical, non-surgical and physical therapy to relieve pain and improve function after an injury.
Knee Pain, Conditions & Injury
The knee is more likely to be damaged than most other joints because it is subject to tremendous forces during vigorous activity. The knee is the joint where the thighbone meets the lower leg bone. The knee moves like a hinge, but it can also rotate and move from side to side.
The patella (kneecap) is a small, flat, triangular bone in front of the joint. It is not directly connected with any other bone. Muscle and ligaments hold it in place.
The femur and tibia are connected in three ways: by ligaments (strong cord-like tissues), by muscles, and by a capsule. The capsule surrounds the joint (thighbone) and the tibia (large bone of the lower leg) are connected in three ways: by ligaments (strong, cordlike tissues); by muscles; and by a synovial capsule. The synovial capsule surrounds the joint.
The synovial capsule secretes a liquid called synovial fluid, which resembles raw egg white. The synovial fluid nourishes the joint surfaces and reduces friction between them. If the synovial capsule is injured, it may produce too much fluid. The knee ligaments are the strongest connections between the femur and the tibia. Ligaments keep the bones from moving out of position. One group of muscles bends the knee and another group straightens it.