The knee specialists at Summit Orthopedics provide comprehensive care for the full spectrum of conditions and injuries impacting the knee. When appropriate, their focus is first on non-surgical treatment, using customized conservative tools such as injections, medication, activity modification, bracing, and physical therapy.
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- Can arthritis be prevented?
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Understanding knee anatomy
The knee is a perfect hinge mechanism, stabilized and cushioned by a well-orchestrated system of ligaments, cartilage, and muscles. Unfortunately, your knees take a beating every day. Athletics, work duties and even chores around the house can take a toll. A sudden twist the wrong way, an aggressive sudden movement, or the cumulative effect of long-term wear and tear can ultimately lead to failure in one or more of the structures in your knee.