The knee is a joint that functions very well for most people for most of their lives.
However, it is put under a lot of strain and there is an increasingly tendency for all of us to be more active for longer and longer in life. This inevitably means that we are more likely to suffer acute injuries and develop degenerative problems. These problems tend to overlap and contribute to each other.
The main sorts of knee problems are described here and an understanding of these can help one to make an informed decision about treatment options and not only their short term benefits but also their long-term benefits.
Meniscal cartilage problems, ligament injuries in particular can lead to the development of osteoarthritis, especially if not treated appropriately, and this is very important when considering treatment for these injuries.