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Biologics – Knee

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Ortho RI Biologics provides an innovative approach to get you back to doing what matters most, offering biologic procedures for a wide variety of knee injuries and conditions.

Osteoarthritis

The breakdown of the cartilage that coats the ends of bones and joints in the knee. Normally, damaged cartilage repairs itself as older cartilage is degraded. When this degradation outpaces repair, cartilage breakdown occurs and damage to bone results. Symptoms of knee arthritis include pain, tenderness, stiffness, decreased flexibility, a grating sensation during movement, the formation of bone spurs around the affected joint.

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Patellar tendinopathy

The tearing, inflammation, or pain in the patellar tendon. This strong, cord-like structure connects the patella (kneecap) to the shin bone. Symptoms of patellar tendinopathy, which is also known as “jumper’s knee,” commonly include knee pain, swelling, and stiffness.

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Quadriceps tendinopathy

The tearing, inflammation, or pain in the quadriceps tendon. This strong, cord-like structure connects the quadriceps muscles to the the patella (kneecap). It works to straighten your knee, which aids movements like walking, jumping, and climbing stairs. Symptoms of quadriceps tendinopathy commonly include knee pain, swelling, and stiffness.

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Patellofemoral pain

Dull, aching pain in the front of the knee, around the patella (kneecap). This pain can be aggravated when climbing or descending stairs, kneeling or squatting, or sitting with bent knees for long periods of time. This condition is often associated with overuse, injury, and muscle weakness and imbalance.

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Patellar chondromalacia

A condition also known as “runner’s knee” where the cartilage on the undersurface of the patella (kneecap) deteriorates and softens, due to the undersurface of the kneecap contacting the thigh bone, causing pain and swelling. This condition is often an overuse injury in sports, common among young athletes, but may also occur in older adults with arthritis of the knee.

Learn more about patellar chondromalacia and other condition that cause kneecap pain.

MCL sprain

The stretching and minor tearing of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) that leave the ligament mostly intact. The MCL is a band of fibrous tissue that helps stabilize the knee and control its movement. Common symptoms of a MCL sprain include pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, limited mobility, and sometimes a buckling of the knee when trying to bear weight.

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LCL sprain

The stretching and minor tearing of the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) that leave the ligament mostly intact. The LCL is a band of fibrous tissue that helps stabilize the knee and control its movement. Common symptoms of a lCL sprain include pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, limited mobility, and sometimes a buckling of the knee when trying to bear weight.

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Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome

Swelling and pain around the knee caused by tightness of the iliotibial (IT) band, a thick bunch of fibers that runs from the outside of your hips to the outside of your thigh and knee down to the top of your shinbone. If the IT band is too tight, it creates friction and swelling in a fluid-filled sac in the knee called a bursa. IT band syndrome is often caused by activities that require repeated bending of the knee, such as running, cycling, and hiking.

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