Anatomy of the Knee

May 21, 2016

The knee is the largest joint in the body. It is a complicated joint that bears the entire weight and pressure loads of the body, all while providing flexible body movement. When we walk, the knees support 1.5 times the body weight at any given point, climbing stairs – the knee support 34 times the body weight. When you are squatting the knee is carrying nearly eight times. The knee…

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What is an ACL Injury?

April 17, 2016

An ACL injury  happens when there is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), this is one of the primary ligaments in the knee. ACL injuries are most common in a sport that requires you stop suddenly. This could be jumping, foot but, tennis, gymnastics, football, downhill, volleyball. Many people say they hear or feel at the time that the ACL injury occur. The knee may begin to swell…

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