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Understanding Knee Pain (Sports Injuries #2)

The knee is a common site of pain in athletes because of the tremendous forces that it must endure. There are various parts to a knee such the tendon, bursa, and meniscus. Injury to these knee joint structures can cause pain.

How Muscles Work

As the title implies, this video describes how muscles work. It shows the anatomy of the muscle in relation to bone but also the structure of muscle at the microscopic level.

Human bones, muscles, skeletal system

This video contains an artist's representation of what bone looks like at the microscopic level. While many think that bone is simply a solid piece of calcium, it is actually a living, changing tissue with blood vessels and various small areas of open space.

How knee arthroscopy is carried out

This animated video not only shows a knee arthroscopy from start to finish, but gives a representation of what the surgeon sees through the tiny camera during arthroscopy. It also provides a view of the anatomy of the knee joint and how it works and moves.

How osteoporosis develops

This video shows an animation of the normal anatomy of bone and what occurs to bone that is affected by osteoporosis. It also explains why osteoporosis is more likely in to occur in women and as we age.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction Animation

Athletes commonly tear or rupture the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee and require surgery to repair it. The narrator is this 3D animation explains how the patellar tendon is used to reconstruct the ACL.

PreOp® Patient Education Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair, Knee

This animation explains the meniscus of the knee, why it is important for knee function and what symptoms occur when it is diseased.

Animation:Knee Surgery

Originally published as a patient activity, this animation describes the step-by-step process involved in knee replacement surgery. It shows many of the considerations that orthopedic surgeons face with an artifical knee surgery.

How a knee replacement is carried out

This narrated 3D animation shows the anatomy of the knee joint and how a knee replacement (artificial knee placement) takes place. The movement of the artificial joint is shown.

What Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Do?

A physician describes what takes place during rheumatoid arthritis and explains how RA is an autoimmune disease in this video. In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system acts inappropriately and attacks the structures inside of joints. This immune system attack leads to the characteristic RA symptoms of pain, inflammation, joint stiffness and joint deformity (destruction).

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