Knee cartilage injury refers to damage or injury to the cartilage in the knee joint. The knee joint consists of different types of cartilage, including articular cartilage, meniscus cartilage, and patellar cartilage. These types of cartilage play a vital role in joint movement, shock absorption, and stability.
Understanding types of cartilage injuries and its causes.
pain, swelling, stiffness, and reduced range of motion, instability, popping or clicking sensation, difficulty fully bending or straightening the knee & difficulty with activities like stair climbing or prolonged sitting.
Diagnosis of knee cartilage injuries typically involves a combination of physical examination, medical history review, and imaging tests such as X-rays, MRIs, or arthroscopy. treatment options may include:
Rehabilitation and physical therapy are often integral to the recovery process for knee cartilage injuries. They focus on strengthening the surrounding muscles, improving joint stability, restoring range of motion, and enhancing overall knee function.