Knee injuries can be extremely painful and can have a significant impact on one’s daily routine. Knee pain is the most common reason that athletes, weekend warriors, and people of all ages visit orthopaedic specialists. The knee joint is one of the largest and most intricate joints in the human body, composed of four bones: the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone), the fibula (outer shin bone), and the patella (kneecap). Several ligaments, muscles, and tendons hold the joint together and facilitate its complete range of motion. Since the structures of the knee are closely interconnected, an injury to one area can affect the other areas too. Fortunately, not all knee injuries require surgical intervention. Treatment for knee injuries depends on their severity. No matter how complex your injury or condition, Ortho Louisville’s patient centered approach puts you on the fast track to recovery.