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Knee diseases

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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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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Osgood Schlatter syndrome - Better Health Channel

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

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Osgood-Schlatter disease -

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

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Knee pain information | myVMC

Knee pain is a common musculoskeletal condition affecting the human body's largest joint. It can result from injuries to the knee or hip.

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Anterior knee pain (children) Arthritis Australia

Anterior knee pain is pain which occurs in the front of the knee around the knee cap

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Osgood-Schlatter (OS) disease information | myVMC

Osgood-Schlatter disease causes pain at the knee or shin. It is related to muscle overuse in adolescents which rarely requires treatment.

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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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Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) information | myVMC

Pigmented villonodular synovitis refers to swelling of joints, most commonly knee and hip, that results in fluid production and may damage the bones.

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Bow legs and knock knees in children

Very young children often have knees and legs that look a bit awkward. Find out whether your child has bow legs or knock knees and when to see your doctor.

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Knees Arthritis Australia

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

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