What are the common causes of knee pain?

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  • There are many causes of knee pain, which can be categorised into different age groups.  Broadly speaking, patients are usually young (children and adolescents), middle aged (30 - 60 years) and mature (50 years plus).  

  • Young patients commonly suffer injuries which may need a repair or reconstruction procedure, such as meniscal or ligament injury.  These can be time critical.

  • Middle aged patients can also suffer the same injuries as younger patients, but may also be making a transition into more degenerative conditions which may require joint preservation techniques.

  • More mature patients generally suffer with degenerative conditions which might warrant joint replacement.