Understanding Knee Injuries:Dr. Josyann Abisaab
W hen all the parts of the body are working together well, it is easy to forget how each and every muscle, bone, and organ are essential for a painless, well-functioning body.
A good example of this is when someone has a knee injury. In just a moment the person goes from painless walking, bending, climbing stairs, crouching and stretching, to a person who experiences pain with every bend of the leg at the knee.
The knee is the largest joint in the body. Joints are the places where two bones come together. The knees provide the body with stability, flexibility and allow your legs to straighten up, bend and swivel. The knee is made up of bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. A damaged knee can be damaged in any one, or several of these parts.
It is important to seek the care of a physician, and if the injury is severe, an emergency room physician such as Dr. Josyann Abisaab can diagnose and advise patients about what treatment is required, and if a specialist is needed to treat the injury.