Medial compartment disease

October 30, 2017

The knee is divided into three compartments.  There is one on the inner part of the knee called the “medial compartment”.  There is one on the outer part of the knee called the “lateral compartment”, and there is one behind the kneecap called the “anterior compartment”.  Wear and tear on the bones or cartilage can cause arthritis and joint space narrowing.  This is broadly referred to as “compartment disease.”