The knee is the body’s largest joint
The knee joint is part of a complex cable-pulley system with the thigh and lower leg, characterizing it as the foundation for movement. Imbalances in this cable-pulley system, such as poor biomechanics, impact, and age and overuse can make the knee highly susceptible to injuries.
The knee is made of two joints between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin). The patella (knee cap) anteriorly borders the joints and acts as a pulley for the quadriceps muscles of the thigh. Ligaments, tendons, and cartilage impart stability on the joints.
Our Approach: The Fellowship-trained orthopaedic and sport medicine specialists at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute are leaders in the diagnostic and surgical expertise of knee injuries. Whether by preservation, regenerative, reconstruction or replacement, we have treated a wide range of knee conditions with the primary focus on cartilage, ligament and meniscal injuries in elite athletes, active seniors to young and growing sports competitors through innovative approaches and procedures as part of our patients’ individualized treatment plan. We consider our patients as partners-in-care to ensure we deliver the treatment approach that provides the optimum results for return to sport, work, or play.