The human body is a remarkable in it’s ability to function in ways that are far more complex than any machine we have been able to develop. We never stop to appreciate it until something goes wrong. Usually our bodies are able to self heal, but sometimes the damage is too great or age starts to slow the healing process, especially in tissues like cartilage. In these situations, timely surgery can be very important.
The knee joint is composed of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid, and is one of the strongest and most complex joints of the body. It allows for essential everyday functions such as sitting, standing, walking and running. However, its complexity also makes it vulnerable to damage.