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Types of Knee conditions

Knee conditions: Types list

The list of types of Knee conditions mentioned in various sources includes:

Types discussion:

Questions and Answers About Knee Problems: NIAMS (Excerpt)

There are two general kinds of knee problems: mechanical and inflammatory.

Mechanical Knee Problems

Some knee problems result from injury, such as a direct blow or sudden movements that strain the knee beyond its normal range of movement. Other problems, such as osteoarthritis in the knee, result from wear and tear on its parts.

Inflammatory Knee Problems

Inflammation that occurs in certain rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, can damage the knee. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Knee Problems: NIAMS)

Knees and Tendons: NWHIC (Excerpt)

There are several types of knee injuries:

  • Cartilage Injuries Chondromalacia - Softening of the cartilage on the kneecap Meniscus injuries - tearing or damage to the cartilage.

  • Ligament Injuries Anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injury Medial and lateral collateral ligament injury.

  • Tendon Injuries Tendinitis and ruptured tendons.

  • Arthritis of the knee

(Source: excerpt from Knees and Tendons: NWHIC)

Knee conditions: Related Disease Topics

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