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275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

I guess knee pain doesn’t have to be the end of a person’s active life. Take Tiger Woods. He just won the U.S. Open.

Woods, like all professional athletes, demands more from, and puts more stress on, his joints than the average person. In mid-April, Woods underwent surgery on his left knee to remove fluid build-up in the joint and repair cartilage damage. It was the latest of several procedures on the joint.

Healthy knees are lined with c artilage, which act as shock absorbers. Arthritis or injury can damage cartilage. According to our medical director Dr. Kessler of Spine and Sports Medicine , “Unlike the shoulder or hip joint which provide some degree of stability from the bone structure, the knee depends 100% on ligaments, muscles, tendons and cartilage to hold everything together. This is why the knee is so prone to injury when external forces and stresses are applied.”

Labels: Knee Pain , muscular strain , musculoskeletal systems

Posted by Spine and Sports Medicine on 6:46 PM

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