The knee is made up of four bones. The femur or thighbone is the bone connecting the hip to the knee. The tibia or shinbone connects the knee to the ankle. The patella (kneecap) is the small bone in front of the knee and rides on the knee joint as the knee bends. The fibula is a shorter and thinner bone running parallel to the tibia on its outside. The joint acts like a hinge but with some rotation.
What is the knee joint?
Types of Knee Conditions
The knee is made up of important structures and is one of the largest joints in the human body. The most common knee conditions are fractures, dislocation, sprains and tears of soft tissues and ligaments. If you are experiencing pain and swelling it can be the signs of knee injury. Westside Sports Clinic can help to identify the condition and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Westside Sports Clinic Procedures
You are in good hands with Dr Mark Shillington, who specialises in Hip, Knee, and Shoulder surgeries. If you can’t find your procedure below or would like more information you can book here to meet with the Westside Sports Clinic team who will help diagnose your condition and create a specialised patient plan for your surgery and recovery.