As the largest joint in the body, the knee is essential for competing in almost every sport, but it is also the most common site for injury in young athletes. Overall, knee injuries make up about 55% of all sports injuries.
In 2010, there were roughly 10.4 million patient visits to doctors’ offices because of common knee injuries such as fractures, dislocations, sprains, and ligament tears. Many knee injuries can be successfully treated with simple measures, such as bracing and rehabilitation exercises. Other injuries may require surgery to correct.[/fusion_builder_column_inner]