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What causes a knee injury?
Most knee injuries are caused by an external force bending or twisting the
knee in a manner that it was not anatomically designed for. The vast majority of
knee injuries are from a twisting mechanism from falls, sports, or accidents.
This twisting can cause damage to the ligaments and cartilage.
High-force injuries such as sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents can
disrupt multiple parts of the knee anatomy, causing multiple types of knee
Bursitis can be caused by overuse, arthritis, degenerative joint disease,
injuries from kneeling, infection, or gout.