Disorders / injuries knee

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    Anterior cruciate ligament injury

    In case of the anterior cruciate ligament injury or ACL tear, the anterior cruciate ligament tears. Cruciate ligament rupture is often used as synonym for the anterior cruciate ligament injury,...
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    Knee arthritis / osteoarthritis

    Knee arthritis or knee osteoarthritis names damage of the cartilage of the knee. It often begins with a roughness of the cartilage and ranges from tears through to cartilage decrease.
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    Knee instability

    Knee instability is given if the lower leg sags forwards, backwards or sidewards. The lower leg slides out of its groove and cannot compensate the instability. Patients often feel that they cannot control...
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    Knee pain

    The human knee joint is prone to injure and complex due to its ligaments, cartilage and the two menisci. Severe injuries, minor accidents or wear and tear can cause strong pain and further...
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    Luxating patella / kneecap dislocation

    In case of a luxating patella, the patella (kneecap) slides out of its normal position. The luxating patella is also often called patella dislocation or kneecap dislocation. When a kneecap dislocates,...
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    Meniscal entrapment / trapped meniscus

    In case of meniscal entrapment or a trapped meniscus, parts of the meniscus are either fixed or they are free and then trapped in turn, depending on certain movements. The affected meniscus has changed its shape due to damage and is not properly attached anymore.
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    Meniscus tear / meniscus rupture

    A quite common injury is meniscus tear that can emerge in both menisci, the lateral meniscus and the medial meniscus. A meniscus is a buffer as well as a stabilizer of the knee protecting the sensitive...
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