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Knee diseases

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Knee replacement surgery - Better Health Channel

Knee replacement surgery removes a diseased knee joint and replaces it with an artificial joint.

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Knees Arthritis Australia

The knee is commonly affected by arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis (OA)

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Osgood-Schlatter disease - myDr.com.au

Osgood-Schlatter disease causes knee pain in teenagers. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatment.

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Arthritis and surgery: knee replacement - myDr.com.au

If you suffer from arthritis of the knee that remains painful despite treatment with medicines, exercise, rest and supports to assist your mobility, you may benefit from a knee replacement.

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Knock knees - myDr.com.au

Knock knees (genu valgum) is common in young children. The legs usually straighten as the child grows.

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee : Clinical Care Standard Consumer Fact Sheet

Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff. The knee is a common joint that is affected.

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Osgood Schlatter syndrome - Better Health Channel

Osgood-Schlatter syndrome is a painful knee condition that affects adolescents.

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Bowlegs and knock-knees | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What are bowlegs and what is the cause? Bowing of the legs (called genu varum) is when the legs curve out like a bow

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard - Consumer fact sheet | Australia Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard - Consumer fact sheet Downloads Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard - Consumer fact sheet Publication year 2017 Resource type Fact sheet or brochure Topics Clinical Care Standards Health conditions, diseases and treatments

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Knee ligaments - myDr.com.au

This diagram of the knee shows the main knee ligaments - the cruciate ligaments and the collateral ligaments - and how they may be injured.

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