Abbreviation of 'rheumatoid arthritis'.
The range through which the knee can bend and straighten (flex and extend).
Recurvatum means that the knee inclines backwards when weight is taken on the leg.
Same as 'medial reefing'.
Same as 'complex regional pain syndrome'.
A branch of medicine where stem cells encouraged to form new tissues to replace damaged tissues in the body.
The programme of exercises and stretches undertaken in order to return the knee to as full a function as possible.
This term is used in relation to transplant surgery, when the body attacks and damages the transplant.
The process where a bone or tissue re-shapes itself.
A knee rehabilitation exercise.
The process of new blood vessels growing into a tissue.
This term is used when a surgical procedure has to be re-done because of complications.
It is an immune disorder, where the body attacks its own tissues. There are frequently other organs involved and the person frequently feels unwell.
A doctor specialising in rheumatology.
Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
Abbreviation of 'range of motion'.
An X-ray view which is sensitive in terms of looking for osteoarthritis of the tibio-femoral area. The patient stands with the knees bent to 45 degrees against the X-ray plate, while the X-ray machine is behind the knee at an angle slightly downwards (45° flexion PA weight-bearing view).
A surgical procedure to cut a twisted bone and re-align it to a more functional position.
Equipment useful for knee rehabilitation.
The condition commonly referred to as 'runner's knee' is a painful condition on the outer side of the knee, also known as 'ilio-tibial band friction syndrome', although there are also other knee problems that may affect runners.