Knee joint: structure & explanation of the knee joint

Knee joint diseases and injuries in orthopedics

The knee joint is a hinge joint. It is the articulated connection between the thigh bone (femur), shin bone (tibia) and kneecap (patella). The fibrocartilaginous menisci, which are fused to the joint capsule, are located between the joint heads of the upper and lower leg bones. The knee joint allows the leg to be bent and extended and, in the bent position, also to rotate slightly inwards or outwards. At the same time, the healthy knee joint carries the body weight and supports the distribution of pressure.

Diseases and injuries of the knee joint often result not only in pain and swelling, but also in restricted mobility. Without targeted treatment, a defect in the knee joint can lead to secondary damage.

At the Orthopaedic Center Munich East (OZMO), we offer you optimal care for knee joint diseases and injuries by our specialized orthopaedic specialists. Make an appointment for an examination even in the case of minor complaints or let our orthopedists support you with advice and action in the case of special stress, for example as a competitive athlete.

Make your appointment for optimal care for the health of your knee joint at the Orthopädie Zentrum München Ost.