The knee is the largest joint in the body and is a hinge joint because it only allows movement in one direction. There are three bones that make up the knee, including the patella, femur, and tibia. The femur and tibia are separated by thick pads of cartilage that are meant to protect the joint. There are many injuries that can occur and cause the knee joint to become unstable. Once the knee has been injured, it is easier for a person to experience an injury again. This is why it is imperative the knee is properly supported at all times.
Common knee injuries include:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries
- Collateral Ligament injuries
- Meniscal tears
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament injuries
- Tendon tears
After a knee injury has occurred, it is important an individual supports their knee with a brace. Knee braces help to stabilize the knee so the joint does not …