Knee Care


Welcome to Orthomed Hospital’s Program on knee sports medicine, your go-to resource for understanding, preventing, and treating knee injuries related to sports and physical activity. As athletes and fitness enthusiasts, we understand the importance of maintaining healthy knees and the impact that knee injuries can have on our performance and overall well-being.

In this section of our website, we will explore the most common knee injuries related to sports, their causes, symptoms, and available treatment options. We will also discuss preventative measures and rehabilitation techniques that can help athletes avoid knee injuries and return to their sport quickly and safely.

Knee Injuries in Sports:

  • ACL Tears: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a crucial ligament that connects the femur to the tibia and helps stabilize the knee joint. ACL tears commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops, jumps, and changes of direction, such as basketball, soccer, and football.
  • Meniscus Tears: The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that cushions the knee joint and helps distribute weight evenly. Meniscus tears often occur during twisting or pivoting motions, such as those seen in basketball, tennis, and skiing.
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Also known as “runner’s knee,” this condition causes pain and discomfort around the kneecap and is common in sports that involve repetitive knee movements, such as running, cycling, and jumping.
  • Patellar Tendonitis: This condition is caused by inflammation of the patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap to the shinbone. It is common in sports that involve jumping and requires rest and physical therapy for recovery.
Sports Medicine Knee Care
  • Proper Warm-Up: A proper warm-up can help increase blood flow to the muscles and prepare the body for physical activity. Warm-up routines should include dynamic stretching and exercises that mimic the movements of the sport.
  • Strengthening Exercises: Strengthening exercises that target the muscles around the knee, such as the quadriceps and hamstrings, can help improve knee stability and prevent injuries.
  • Protective Gear: Wearing proper protective gear, such as knee pads or braces, can help absorb shock and prevent injuries during high-impact sports.

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