New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute
Knee Replacement, Knee Surgery
When it comes to sports injuries, knees are the most vulnerable part of the body and the number one reason for a visit to an orthopaedist.
No matter what the level of athlete, the knee is the most likely part of the body to be injured. Injuries can include ligament strains and tears (ACL, MCL, PCL and meniscus), tendonitis, IT band syndrome, chondromalacia, and conditions related to the patella (knee bone).
As the largest joint in the body, the knee is essential for competing in almost every sport and performing any exercise activity, which leads to its high-risk profile. Overall, knee injuries make up about 55% of all sports injuries.
Athletes who play soccer, field hockey, gymnastics, lacrosse, skiing, snowboarding and volleyball are most susceptible to ACL injuries, while MCL injuries are commonly seen in hockey and wrestling. Overuse injuries of the knee can be found in other sports such as cycling, swimming, water polo, rugby, and running.
, Knee Surgery