Essential knee terminology
Kellgren-Lawrence Classification search for term

The Kellgren-Lawrence Classification is an X-ray classification scheme for osteoarthritis of the knee.

Keyhole surgery search for term

Keyhole surgery is surgery performed with thin instruments through two or more tiny cuts, or portals.

Kin-Com isokinetic machine search for term

The KinCom isokinetic machine is a sophisticated apparatus for both exercising the knee and for determining various parameters of muscle strenth.

Kinematics search for term

Kinematics means 'how things move'.

Knee alignment search for term

The alignment relationship of femur to tibia when weight-bearing.

Knee anatomy search for term

Knee anatomy encompasses the structure of all the various components of the knee both inside and outside of the waterproof capsule.

Knee arthroplasty search for term

Replacing some or all of the joint with metal and plastic.

Knee brace search for term

A knee brace is an external device worn around the knee to prevent further injury or to help reduce symptoms.

Knee cartilage search for term

The term 'knee cartilage' could refer to either the meniscal cartilage(s) (meaning the 'meniscus' which is the shock absorber sandwiched between the long bones of the knee) or the articular cartilage (the gristle covering the ends of the bones of the knee).

Knee Exercises search for term

Knee exercises help to improve range of motion, strength, proprioception and endurance.

Knee extension device search for term

A rehabilitation device to improve knee extension.

Knee mouse search for term

A piece of cartilage floating free in the knee joint. The more correct term is 'loose body'.

Knee noises search for term

Knee noises may be normal in the knee or may signify problems, depending upon the nature and trigger for the noise.

Knee pain search for term

Knee pain is pain experienced in the knee, although it may not necessarily arise from the structures there.

Knee replacement search for term

Replacing some or all of the knee joint with implants of metal and plastic.

Knee surgeon search for term

There is no particular qualification in knee surgery itself. Most surgeons specialising in knee surgery are qualified in general orthopaedic surgery, and have gravititated towards specialising in knees.

Knee surgery search for term

Knee surgery includes operating on the structures within the knee joint, or on the structures adjacent to the knee joint and affecting its function.

Knock knees search for term

Knock knees, where the knees tend to touch while the feet are apart, are also known as valgus knees.

KOOS search for term

KOOS is an abbreviation of 'Knee and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score', which is a 'quality of life' scoring system for knee problems.

KT2000 search for term

The KT2000 is an instrument used for objectively anterior translation of the tibia in patients with anterior cruciate ligament insufficiency or after ACL reconstruction.

Kujala Score search for term

The Kujala Score is a scoring system surgeons use for patellofemoral problems.