Tibial Plateau Fracture – Using Arthroscopy to Help Obtain Good Result

The knee joint is the junction between the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia). It can be injured in accidents or during sports. When the articular surface of the tibia of the knee joint is injured, it is termed a tibial plateau fracture.  Such fractures need to be treated such that the articular … Continue reading

Hoffa’s Syndrome | Fat Pad Impingement Syndrome – A Cause of Anterior Knee Pain

What is Fat Pad Impingement? Sometimes after a forceful direct impact to the kneecap, the fat pad can become impinged (pinched) between the distal thigh bone ( femoral condyle) and the kneecap (patella). As the fat pad is one of the most sensitive structures in the knee, this condition is known to be extremely painful. … Continue reading

Knee Pain – Could it be a Meniscus Tear?

One of the common cause of sudden knee pain is a meniscus tear inside the knee joint.  The meniscus is a crescent shaped piece of fibro-cartilage between the ends of the thigh bone and shin bone inside the knee joint.  Each knee has 2 menisci – a medial meniscus and a lateral meniscus. The meniscus serves as a … Continue reading