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To understand what might be causing your knee pain, it’s helpful to get a better understanding of the anatomy of our knees. The knee is one of the largest, most complex joints in the body. It is made up of four bones: the femur, the tibia, the fibula, and the patella. The muscles that support the knee are the quadriceps in the front of the knee and the hamstrings in the back. These structures are connected through an intricate network of ligaments and cartilage. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) prevents the femur from moving backwards onto the tibia, and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) prevents the femur from sliding forwards. There are two collateral ligaments, medial and lateral, that also help to provide support. The meniscus (lateral and medial) is tissue that sits between the femur and the tibia, providing ease of movement between the two bones. There is also articular cartilage that sits behind the patella. Finally, the knee is surrounded by bursae, fluid-filled sacs that help to cushion the knee joint.
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Preventative Genetic Testing has grown leaps over the past two decades. It was originally introduced by the University of Pennsylvania […]
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Genetic Testing Can Help Identify Over 2,000 Illnesses: Fact Since the first preventative genetic tests in 1993 for cancer, now […]