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The Anatomy and Injuries of the Knee

The knee is one of the most complex joints in the body.

The knee consists of four bones. The femur, or thigh bone which joins to the tibia, or shin bone. The fibula, which is the smaller bone that runs alongside the tibia, and the patella, or kneecap are the bones that form the knee joint.
Tendons connect the knee bones to the leg muscles that move the knee joint. The quadriceps tendon, also known as the patellar tendon joins the kneecap to the tibia. Ligaments, consisting of the anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, the medial collateral ligament, and the lateral collateral ligament, which are thick bands of tissue join the bones of the knee and stabilize the joint.

The anterior cruciate ligament prevents the femur from sliding backward on the tibia, or the tibia from sliding forward on the femur. The posterior cruciate ligament prevents the femur from sliding forward on the tibia, or the tibia from sliding backward on the femur. The medial and lateral collateral ligaments prevent the femur from sliding from side to side.

Two pieces of cartilage in the shape of a "C" called the medial and lateral menisci act as shock absorbers between the femur and tibia.

Bursas surround the knee joint. They are fluid filled sacs that cushion the knee during its range of motion.

Traumatic events such as blows to the knee, torquing, violent twisting or falls can cause injuries to these components of the knee.

Muscle tendon injuries can occur, such as strains, or tears. The medial collateral ligament and the lateral collateral ligament can be stretched or torn too resulting in injuries. The anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligaments can be damaged when force is suffered to the front or back of the knee. Give way weakness often times occurs with this type of injury. Meniscal tears can occur resulting in the need for treatment. Fractures of the knee bones are not uncommon either when trauma occurs. Chondromalacia patella or patellofemoral syndrome is irritation of the cartilage on the underside of the patella, or kneecap causing knee pain. The bursa can become inflamed too, resulting in bursitis.

Physical examination and MRI scans of the knee are the investigative tools used to ascertain injuries to the knee. Treatment can consist of rest, non-ambulation or limited ambulation, bracing or casting, medication, physical therapy and home exercise programs, or surgery.

If you have any questions concerning traumatic knee injuries or any other personal injury questions, please feel free to contact our office. 

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Baked Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

 ¾ cup butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup dry bread crumbs
⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
6 (4 ounce)s skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter with the garlic in a saucepan over medium heat. When the butter starts to bubble, remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Stir the breadcrumbs together with the Parmesan cheese, thyme, basil, oregano, pepper, and salt in a bowl. Dip the chicken breasts in the butter, then press into the seasoned bread crumbs. Place the chicken into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 50 to 55 minutes.

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