Degenerative knee injuries

Written by: Dr. Nicolás Cachero
Published: | Updated: 15/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Although knee problems occupy a large percentage of time in trauma consultations at any age, it is true that over the age of 40 or 45, injuries resulting from degenerative changes that show symptoms when they maintain an activity important and uncontrolled or adequate.

Above 40 years is more frequent to find injuries in the knees by the degeneration of the same


Major Knee Injuries

The main knee problems can be traumatic or degenerative, even in some cases the combination of both.


The most frequent pathology includes:

- Acute (traumatic) meniscal injury.

- Degenerative meniscal injury.

- Ligamentous lesions (anterior cruciate ligament rupture is the most frequent).

- Traumatic chondral injuries.


To all this should be added the problems arising from overload or physical exercise performed without control or prior preparation:

- iliotibial girdle syndrome

- patellar tendinitis

- anserine bursitis

- patellofemoral syndrome.


Sports to Avoid to Prevent Knee Injuries

Classically, contact sports or repeated impact, such as football, basketball or handball, are not recommended from a certain age or in the presence of established injuries.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Nicolás Cachero
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Cachero is a recognized specialist in Orthopedic Traumatology and Surgery, with extensive experience in reconstructive surgery of the adult and the treatment of knee and hip. In constant updating, Dr. Cachero complements his training with international stays by Europe and the United States. In addition, he combines clinical practice with the work of Traumatology Clinical Tutor at Puerta del Mar Hospital, as well as disseminating his knowledge in numerous papers and medical publications of his specialty.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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