Abbreviation for 'bone patellar-tendon bone'.
A Baker's cyst is a tense fluid-filled swelling at the back of the knee.
Abbreviation for 'British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine'.
Abbreviation for 'British Association for Surgery of the Knee'.
Big muscle at the back of the thigh.
A biodegradable material is one that is naturally broken down over a period of time and absorbed by the body.
Biodex is a trade name for an 'isokinetic' machine used both to measure knee function and for knee rehabilitation.
A professional engineer whose work relates to living tissues.
Engineered structures designed to encourage the ingrowth of living cells and be implanted into the body.
Applying engineering principles to living tissues.
Related to the mechanical movement of the body parts.
A biopsy is the surgical procedure where a piece of tissue from the body is cut off and then examined in the laboratory.
An early stage of embryo development that resembles a fluid-filled ball, with cells forming the outer wall and an inner cell mass like a bunch of grapes attached to it on the inside.
An abbreviation for 'body mass index'.
Soft tissue inside bone, containing cells that form new blood cells and other tissues.
Bogginess of the bone marrow.
Bone scans detect abnormalities of the insides of bones, such as osteoporosis, stress fractures (breaks) or tumours (growths).
Bone spurs are small, irregular bony outgrowths from the edges of a joint surface.
In bow legs the knees do not touch when standing or walking ('bandy').
A brace for the knee is a constraint of knee movement, usually made of fabric and plastic and/or metal.
A professional association for British orthopaedic surgeons with a special interest in the knee. Most British knee surgeons will belong to this organisation.
Founded in 1953, BASEM is the oldest Sport and Exercise Medicine Association in the United Kingdom.
A bursa is a lubricated pocket that exists to facilitate movement.